Long House is an environmentally sensitive home in Gardiners Creek, a green corridor in Melbourne’s suburban east. Our clients, a young family of four, sought a house that would integrate itself with the environment around them not only in an architectural sense but also in a performative aspect. Located toward the end of a cul-du-sac that terminates at Gardiners Creek, Long House’s site is defined by an abundance of natural vegetation, and moderately undulating terrain.
The formal response to both brief and site, is multifaceted in its outcomes. At once, the 33m elongated form maximises northern exposure, streamlines both planning and construction efficiencies, and poetically augments the latent beauty found in the site’s topography. Notions of family and sustainability invariably evoke aspects of time. Through a simple yet efficient planning response, sensitive material choices, and forward-thinking services integration, Long House intends on offering a home for growth, and longevity.