Designer Choice Architecture

Aug 28, 2009

Zeppelin House

Like a zeppelin airship crash-landed in the Australian forest, Bellemo & Cat's 'Cocoon' is nestled artfully on a steeply sloping site.

The weekender is located in a dense, bushy, holiday hot-spot along Victoria's famous Great Ocean Road. The architects designed the house as an object; an ovaloid form floating high above the challenging site to capture the dramatic views.

Bellemo & Cat have a sculptural and evocative style that combines their passions of architecture and public art, and Cocoon is no exception. A development of their previous public artworks, Cocoon seems completely at home in its bushy hideaway - a rustic artwork by the beach. More...

The home combines boat building and aircraft engineering to create a stunning exterior form. Internally, these techniques are continued to set the tone of the a seaside holiday.

Finely detailed dovetailing of surfaces is more suggestive of a retro caravan or sophisticated yacht rather than a traditional weekender.

White washed ply board on the floor, walls and ceiling effortlessly evoke the spirit of the seaside and develop the cocooning theme.

The intimate master bedroom is a show stopper. Tucked away in the rounded end of the cocoon, this space feels protected and understated, guaranteeing a restful sleep.