Federal w/Edition Office

Year
2020
Architect
Edition Office
Client
Private
Location
Federal, NSW - Australia
Status
Completed
Photography
Ben Hosking

Our original intent was to buffer the build in a matrix planting containing around 5 different species of indigenous grass. We moved away from this as we discovered the richness in the topography of the site itself and eventually settled on a singular species to be used en mass. This mass thereby allows the rises and falls on the site to be highlighted beneath without distraction.

This sea of grasses shakes in the wind and blends into the multiple horizons of the surrounding hills.

Within the house’s intimate central courtyard we planted a number of established slender tree ferns along with an understory of forest ferns. This area is intended to have an intensity in texture and richness when compared to the mass grass of the surrounds. It may be an area of dissonance onsite but one which connects it to the nearby ranges.