Contemporary Adult’s Tree House: Citriodora Residence in Australia
Architecture

Contemporary Adult’s Tree House: Citriodora Residence in Australia

Citriodora House was designed by Seeley Architects and is located near Great Ocean Road in Anglesea, Australia. Integrated within lush Lemon scented gums, the residence gets its name from the botanical term used to define these beautiful trees. Here is an excerpt from the architects’ official project description: “Inspired by the affects of the coastal winds, the form of the roof gently rolls, mimicking the shape of the wind pruned coastal vegetation. There is both simplicity and complexity in this building with large negative spaces offering views to the sky, battened screens proving visual privacy to the neighbours and two massive concrete walls forming a prehistoric spine through the middle. A thermal heat soak for the interior that mediates the diurnal temperature variations within the house. The layout of the house is centered around a raised east facing living platform capturing coastal views and connections into the treetops. It is reminiscent of an adult’s tree house“. How do you appreciate this building’s facade? How about its interiors- anything there that got your attention?

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