The Valley House is shaped and adapted to the contours of a northwest-facing valley. Looking down to the nearby city and river beyond, the house is centred on this valley outlook. Formed as a singular continuous object rising to the valley edge, the principal design strategy is focused on the kitchen where a generous opening is made through the full depth of the building. The suggestion is that the valley remains continuous through the house, with outdoor living areas on either side accommodating variable weather conditions. Parts of the building are pulled away, forming protective wings, and reveal the in-habitation of the home. Tasmania timbers are a particular focus in the thresholds between inside and outside, while the textural qualities of materials are further celebrated in the interior. In crafting a comfortable and personal family home, the scheme seeks to blend the complexities and subtleties of functional requirements with specific site and microclimatic conditions in a cohesive and consistent manner.

Architect
Philip M Dingemanse

Consultants

Structural consultant – AJL Consulting
Renewable energy consultant – Mode Electrical
Photographer – Luke Hesketh
Building surveyor – Protek

Awards

2015 – Master Builders Australia National Awards for Excellence – Valley House – 1st Place Dwelling $350,000 to $500,000
2015 – Master Builders Tasmania Awards for Excellence – Valley House – 1st Place Dwelling $350,000 to $500,000
2016 – Australian Institute Of Architects – Venice Architecture Biennale & SMEG Tour, Italy – Philip M Dingemanse
2016 – Australian Steel Institute Vic & Tas Steel Excellence Award – Winner for Steel Excellence – Tasmania Award – Philip M Dingemanse
2016 – Australian Steel Institute Vic & Tas Steel Excellence Award – Winner for Steel Excellence – Steel Clad Structures – Philip M Dingemanse
Winner  – #COLORBONDbyDesign – National Magazine Campaign – Philip M Dingemanse
2015 – Housing Industry Association Awards – Tasmania – Valley House – Kitchen Of The Year (Impact Kitchens)
2015 – Housing Industry Association Awards – Tasmania – Valley House – New Kitchen Project (Impact Kitchens)
2015 – Australian Institute Of Architects Tasmanian Chapter – Commendation for Residential Architecture – Houses (New) –Philip M Dingemanse

Media


Tasmanian Timber feature – Click here to view
Steel Profile Magazine Issue 125 – Click here to download
CSR Viridian Vision Magazine – Click here to view
Arch Daily – Click here to view
Dezeen – Click here to view

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