Yallingup Residence

Perched on a steeply sloping site in Yallingup this house explores the notion of the oil and gas platform aesthetic in a controlled and elegant response to a difficult site, maximising western views while providing protection from the low setting sun and the harsh south westerly winds.

Internal planning provides for generous living and sleeping areas zoned over two levels allowing each self-contained floor to operate independently. From the street the building gives the appearance of a smaller modest structure.

Sitting confidently and quietly on the hill this house returns to the simple forms once used in the earlier beach houses of Yallingup in a contemporary manner.

The Project was awarded the WA Institute of Architect’s highest honour – the George Temple Poole Award for outstanding architecture in 2005.

Location:Yallingup, WA