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Nannup Holiday House lets nature get close ... but not too close

Nannup Holiday House lets natu...
The Nannup Holiday House, by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The Nannup Holiday House, by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The Nannup Holiday House is located in Nannup, Western Australia (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The Nannup Holiday House is located in Nannup, Western Australia (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
Access to the elevated home is solely via a steel bridge (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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Access to the elevated home is solely via a steel bridge (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The house was completed in 2013 (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The house was completed in 2013 (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
Local wildlife includes large wild pigs and a few varieties of venomous snake (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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Local wildlife includes large wild pigs and a few varieties of venomous snake (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The interior of the Nannup Holiday House comprises a living room and dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a study, an outdoor living area, and laundry facilities (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The interior of the Nannup Holiday House comprises a living room and dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a study, an outdoor living area, and laundry facilities (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The rugged home finds its place within the local surroundings (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The rugged home finds its place within the local surroundings (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
Other overtly environmental features include a rainwater catchment system which is installed on the roof, and the recycling of grey water for garden use (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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Other overtly environmental features include a rainwater catchment system which is installed on the roof, and the recycling of grey water for garden use (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The rugged home finds its place within the local surroundings (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The rugged home finds its place within the local surroundings (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The vehicle access path is located along the site edge, which would require annual clearing for a firebreak, thus minimizing the damage to the local surroundings (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The vehicle access path is located along the site edge, which would require annual clearing for a firebreak, thus minimizing the damage to the local surroundings (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The single-story dwelling features a zig-zagging design that's raised on stilts (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The single-story dwelling features a zig-zagging design that's raised on stilts (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The Nannup Holiday House, by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The Nannup Holiday House, by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The home was largely prefabricated and transported to the site (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The home was largely prefabricated and transported to the site (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The house features some recycled materials, such as Jarrah (a common eucalyptus tree), Western Australian blackbutt hardwood, and timber offcuts (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The house features some recycled materials, such as Jarrah (a common eucalyptus tree), Western Australian blackbutt hardwood, and timber offcuts (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
Domestic water is heated with a solar hot water system that has a backup to allow instant hot water (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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Domestic water is heated with a solar hot water system that has a backup to allow instant hot water (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
Roof-based solar panels are sufficient to cover all electricity requirements (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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Roof-based solar panels are sufficient to cover all electricity requirements (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The home's unusual zig-zag design dictates the interior layout (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The home's unusual zig-zag design dictates the interior layout (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The interior of the Nannup Holiday House comprises a living room and dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a study, an outdoor living area, and laundry facilities (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The interior of the Nannup Holiday House comprises a living room and dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a study, an outdoor living area, and laundry facilities (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
In the design of the home, Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects displays a nuanced approach to sustainability (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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In the design of the home, Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects displays a nuanced approach to sustainability (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The Nannup Holiday House is located in Nannup, Western Australia (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The Nannup Holiday House is located in Nannup, Western Australia (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The single-story dwelling features a zig-zagging design that's raised on stilts (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The single-story dwelling features a zig-zagging design that's raised on stilts (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The interior of the Nannup Holiday House comprises a living room and dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a study, an outdoor living area, and laundry facilities (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The interior of the Nannup Holiday House comprises a living room and dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a study, an outdoor living area, and laundry facilities (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The house was completed in 2013 (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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The house was completed in 2013 (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
Access to the elevated home is solely via a steel bridge (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
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Access to the elevated home is solely via a steel bridge (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
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Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
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Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
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Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
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Architectural image (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
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Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
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Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
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Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
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Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
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Architectural image (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
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Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
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Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)
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Early architectural sketch of the home (Image: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects)

The Nannup Holiday House, by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects, strikes a careful balance between allowing its owners to get in touch with nature, while preventing nature from taking over completely. Raised on stilts to help avoid hazards which include local wild pigs, venomous snakes, and floods, the home also features sustainable technology such as solar panels and grey water recycling.

Completed in 2013 and – as its name suggests – located in rural Nannup, Western Australia, the single-story dwelling sports an unusual zig-zag design that is accessed via steel grate ramps.

It was largely prefabricated and some recycled materials were used in the build, including Jarrah (a common eucalyptus tree), Western Australian blackbutt hardwood, and timber offcuts. The use of these materials helps ensure the rugged home finds its place within the local surroundings.

The interior of the Nannup Holiday House comprises a living room and dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a study, an outdoor living area, and laundry facilities (Photo: Peter Bennetts)
The interior of the Nannup Holiday House comprises a living room and dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a study, an outdoor living area, and laundry facilities (Photo: Peter Bennetts)

The interior of the Nannup Holiday House comprises a living room and dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a study, an outdoor living area, and laundry facilities. Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects also embarked upon a practical approach to protecting the local environment.

Vehicle access runs along the site edge, which would require annual clearing for a firebreak anyway, therefore minimizing unnecessary damage to the local surroundings. Additionally, the materials used to build the access path were quarried on-site and replanted with local plant species.

Green technology installed in the home include a rainwater catchment system, which is installed on the roof, and a grey water recycling system for garden use. Domestic water is heated with a roof-based solar hot water unit that has a backup to offer instant hot water, while solar panels are also installed on the roof and are sufficient to meet all electricity needs.

Source: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects via Arch Daily

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