LOCATION Currumbin Valley (The Ecovillage), Gold Coast, Qld

A house designed for a couple of well known landscape designers could have only one focus : the gardens around and inside it. The house evolves around a central courtyard and is the heart of the building. Every room was designed to bring the outdoors in with large glass doors and windows making use of good passive solar design. The palette of materials has been chosen to blend the building with the landscape – Rammed Earth, Radial Sawn Hardwood Cladding, Stained Hardwoods, Strawboard ceiling lining and Galvanised Iron roofs.