This is not an ordinary house. It has two names, two awards and it is made of 270 one-ton concrete blocks, that was supposed to be thrown into the landfill.
Meet the Sawmill House or Yackandandah House which won Victorian Architecture Awards 2015 and Houses Awards 2015.
Architects of Archier Studio designed and nestled this sustainable house on the hillside site of and sawmill in Australia.
Bearing in mind that thousands of tons of concrete goes to waste each year, architects incorporated redundant 270 one-tonne concrete blocks, which crafts the perimeter walls of the horizontal, flat-roofed property and at the same time converge to the environment.
Mechanized roof and wall sections allow the home to adapt depending upon season and weather in an essential consideration the interior and exterior relationship. Such dramatic outdoor transitions invite a generous helping of natural light, simultaneously providing a stunning view of the old dam below. Bare, natural materials find their way inside through the kitchen’s brass sheet cabinets and hardwood floors recycled from locally felled trees.