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Tucks Ridge House

The Tucks Ridge House is a new dwelling inhabiting an undulating and picturesque rural landscape. 

The project began with a desire to heal the pastoral landscape so that it turns slowly back to indigenous bushland and waterway.

The Tucks Ridge House inhabits its place like a well placed campsite: establishing prospect to the landscape and a connection to the sky.

The resulting formal response is visually no more complex than a tent, yet this simplicity allows the relationship between architecture and landscape to become profound. 

Decks carved out of the building form create outdoor spaces sheltered from the wind or the sun depending on weather conditions.

Internal spaces are concerned with finding serenity and quietness, so that the sounds of native fauna, the smell of the forest and fields and the weather carry through.

Builder: Peter Drummond & Head Carpenter: Andrew Fowler (RIP Andy) Landscaping: (Aust.) Wetland & Wildlife Creations

Interior photography by Benjamin Hosking and exterior photography by Adrian Bonomi

Film by Kendall Monk