'gidgegannup residence' by iredale pedersen hook architects in gidgegannup, western australia all images courtesy iredale pedersen hook architects photographers: patrick bingham hall and andrew pritchard
'gidgegannup residence' by perth and melbourne-based practice iredale pedersen hook architects is a v-shaped private dwelling in a semi-rural town of western australia. consisting of two distinct wings, the design 'floats' above the ground, seeking to minimize its manipulation of the natural land and its topography.
situated on a large plot with a substantial body of mature trees, the house engages with the landscape with considerations to both the immediate and distant site. the orientation ensures that a number of the landscape's qualities - lake, greenery, vegetation - are experienced in the approach and internal experience.
the residence beings 30 cm above grade and rises to a height of 5.5m, ending with a cantilevering balcony that touches a mature grown tree. the result is a sense of 'living among the trees', which the clients had desired.