Invisible House Named House of the Year

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The Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture blends subtly into the landscape.

Invisible House Named House of the Year

More than four hours west of Sydney, overlooking the Megalong Valley from a site with breathtaking views, the Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture blends subtly into the landscape.

The house was recently recognized with awards for House of the Year and New House over 200 square metres by the 2014 Houses Awards.

Citing the home’s harmony with its location in a spectacular setting, the jury noted that it’s an “absolutely Australian” project in its “modesty, clarity, resourcefulness and consequential delight.” The forms used in this rural retreat emulate the surroundings: the roof slab’s undulating curves recall the surrounding hills, while rusty steel boxes bring to mind old farm equipment.

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