in con­crete

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bed­room ends the eastern pav­il­ion, which also in­cor­po­rates the liv­ing ar­eas of the house.

Orig­i­nally in­tended to “float” about the ground, the fi­nal prod­uct has the house an­chored down af­ter a scare early on in the process.

“One dis­ap­point­ing thing was when we worked out where the house was go­ing to be and then bush­fires came through and took it all down to noth­ing,” Craig said.

“All that was left was just sand and skele­tons of boobialla and plants. That set [ the own­ers] back for a bit and the pro­ject was put on hold for about a year as they re- es­tab­lished the land­scape.”

De­spite fac­ing south, the home has a six- star en­ergy rat­ing due to ex­ten­sive

It’s hard to re­strain your­self from

want­ing to aim the house di­rectly at the


use of dou­ble- glazed glass, ther­mal mass, cross ven­ti­la­tion and so­lar col­lec­tors. The north­ern deck ex­tends from the court­yard to pro­vide some shel­ter and the view­ing deck above is semi- sunken in the roof zone, pro­vid­ing an in­ti­mate yet pro­tected means of be­ing fully ex­posed to the view over the Fr­eycinet Penin­sula and the ele­ments.

The Churchill res­i­dence is one of two Ro­se­vear projects up for con­sid­er­a­tion at the awards, along-side the om­nipod in Ho­bart’s CBD.

“We don’t en­ter ev­ery­thing but when you do have some­thing you feel proud of it’s nice to see what your peers think of it, and also to see what they’re do­ing,” Craig said.

“We don’t do it ev­ery year but this year we have two, which is un­usual but it made sense be­cause of the qual­ity of the work.”


Ar­chi­tect Craig Ro­se­vear, left, has en­tered his clients’ Dol­phin Sands home in this year’s Tas­ma­nian Ar­chi­tec­ture Awards.

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