Manning House – Southern Tasmania

Project Brief

Manning House – Ecoshelta: These multiple pavilions comprised 10 pods in a mirror-curved shape layout around a central pool courtyard down a sloping rural site. In the highlights are mezzanine floors and throughout the house curved connecting hallways. This project has extensive northern glazing and a toughened southern face towards Antarctica. The curved walls meet the curved roofs.

The children’s pavilion with central play space has three ‘sleepouts’ and a floor hatch to underfloor storage for toys. The spiral stair down to the bathroom with small rainwater tanks as corner elements for the masonry base used as separated spaces for the WC, shower bay stairs and vanity.