Showcasing an original architecture and design, the Leura Lane house is a two bedroom residence comprised of two separate pavilions. The project was envisioned by Australian firm Cooper Scaife Architects in Hamilton, Australia. As one approaches the building site, the unconventional shapes of the pavilions become more clear. Each of the two volumes displays a skillion roof above a more common structure finished in wood and glass.

One of the dwellings contains a carport and storerooms, while the other accommodates living quarters. According to the architects, “the independence of these two pavilions gives complete flexibility to orientate the carport to face the street, while the living areas of the house can be oriented north or towards preferred views“. Passive design principles, readily available materials and standard construction methods were used to create an energy-efficient home design. [Photos by: John Wilson]