Ball Turnball, Cape Otway, Vic, 2002

This hidden weekend retreat is a 2nd generation flat pack building that followed ‘Light/House’ a project for the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2000. A Melbourne couple, who are lovers of the bush and the sea, purchased 100 acres of the Victorian coast in order to protect it. They have slipped something ethereal into an enchanted setting, touching the earth and the eye lightly. Their brief: a structure that could be prefabricated off site, and then delivered in frames or panels for two people to carry. Frames and cladding materials had to be light as the walk in was 2km long with no road!