The concept of having a whole house built around a wall may be unique but not uncommon. “The project further explores BKK’s interest in the way in which a drawn line becomes a wall that acts to claim space and mark territory.” The choice of materials used in this modern home are quite interesting. The myriad of textures, lines and patterns work in harmony with each other surprisingly well.
On an elevated site set amongst native bushland with rolling views to the north, the Great Wall of Warburton presents a mute block wall embedded into the site. The wall forms a protective courtyard space continuing BKK’s interest in the relationship between building and landscape through a type of embedded occupation. Internal organization is anchored around the wall and orientated towards the views and sunlight. Spaces unfold with a rich materiality that reflects the landscape as one moves through the house.