Retreat at Cap du Voltigeur, Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island SA, 2005

RAIA (SA) Residential Award, 2005
Used in Phaidon Atlas of World Architecture, 2008

Retreat at Cap du Voltigeur is a well-published retreat on a remote Kangaroo Island site overlooking the ever-changing waters of Investigator Strait.  The architecture which opens to the site prospects and landforms is based on a sea-eagle dreaming.  Rammed earth from soil from the site ‘anchors’ building elements to the south and offers thermal balance to the north-facing glass.  A fractured plan form creates outdoor spaces to provide shelter to outdoor dining spots irrespective of wind direction on this exposed site. 

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