Calibration of landscape
A series of masonry blades are placed on a site, deflected in response to the bloodwood trees that are distributed across the site. A long retaining wall stretches between house and studio to define an upper lawn, sensoring out the middle-ground to foreground the distant valley. In addition to their spatial function, the walls served to shield glazed surfaces from the radiant heat of possible bushfires.
Location: Sydney, Australia
Project team: Andrew Burns, Casey Bryant, Nath Rankothge
Structural engineer: Randall Jones and Associates
Photography: © Brett Boardman