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Two Houses in Australia

John Wardle Architects

With these residential projects, John Wardle Architects engage with the vast Australian landscape. Shearers Quarters is a rural retreat; Fairhaven Beach House, as its name suggests, overlooks the sea. Both take their cue for volumes and apertures from context and orientation. Likewise, interior spatial distribution flows from an understanding of the best solution for everyday living requirements.
In his use of locally sourced materials, essential archaic forms and simple energy- and environment-sparing technologies, John Wardle is very much in line with other great Australian architects espousing a fundamental belief that the natural context should guide the manmade concept. Nor is it just a matter of nature serving as a pleasing backdrop to a project.
Wardle’s work is intimately bound up with respect for the natural environment, in the same way a farmer feels close...

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