In honor of Earth Day, this week we travel to the small, scenic town of Melany Australia, located near the Glass House Mountains. There we find a house that celebrates the surrounding environment while minimizing its impact, the ‘Glass House Mountain House’ by Bark Design Architects.
“It celebrates economical finishes, directness, authenticity, natural, textured and unadorned surfaces which are embroidered with highly crafted timber elements and pieces. Surfaces, finishes, and details exhibit the Japanese concept of wabi sabi – the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete, allowed to weather and evolve with time.” -Bark Design Architects
For sustainability, the house was built with natural cooling and lighting, harnessing available breezes and winter sun, using locally sourced hardwood, plantation grown plywood cladding and lining, recycled Blackbutt timber floors, local quarry rock, and endemic garden species. More info on this breathtaking home can be found here.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones