Designed by Wolveridge Architects, The Hills Plain House is located in Melbourne, Australia. Finishes employ non-domestic surfaces – steel/concrete/recycled timber/concrete masonry. Plaster is seldom visible and is painted black. A reference to the monochromatic palette, the shower floor is yellow rubber, with terrific grip and underfoot comfort. Shower walls are lined using full height sheets of mild steel. A dark interior draws the eye to the external vista creating a strong connection with the site. Such as the view from the shower, a large frameless window overlooking a natural grass amphitheatre with magnificent gum tree in the distance.
After dusk the interior takes on a soft character with a low level of lighting and large living room windows sheen with illuminated curtains. This statement reinforces the importance of the juncture between the interior/exterior and context of the region as a primary contributor to contemporary interior thinking.