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Hill Top House, Armidale, NSW

Rural NSW Property – design by Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects

25 + 24 Feb 2014

Hill Top House, NSW

Residence in Armidale

Location: New South Wales, Australia

Design: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects

This hill top house is a concrete expression of Armidale’s unique meeting of rural life and culture, “agri-culture”, a town with a university and many other cultural institutions.

Armidale House 1

The clients seamlessly combine their flourishing agribusiness with their white collar occupations. Gentlemen farming. Their modern “Homestead” is located at the peak of the property overseeing the health of the cattle in the valley below.

Armidale House 2

The 1000 meter of altitude are felt outside with cold winter fog covering the valley, whilst inside the house is a refuge enhanced by strongly integrated passive solar design principles. The sheds and barns are located remotely.

Armidale House 3

Keeping nature intact, the grassy slopes of the hill continue all the way up under the concrete platform. The slab and the corrugated steel skirt under, are a protection against grass fires and conceal large water tanks. The concrete and the tanks provide ample thermal mass to balance the temperature extremes that high country encounters. The Interiors are an urbane and cultured refuge to a collection of art and indigenous artefacts collected in Africa and Asia. There is no place for whips, saddles and country style clichés.

Hill Top House in Armidale – Building Information

Location: Armidale, NSW
Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli
Project Architect: Luigi Rosselli, Edward Birch, Corrado Palleschi
Builder: Jeff Rolley
Structural Consultant: Charles Blunt of Rooney & Bye (Australia) Pty Ltd
Consulting Engineers []
Joiner: Kirrawee Kitchens [ Landscape Architect: William Dangar []
Interior Designer: Darryl Gordon Design []
Electrical Contractor: Troy Miller
Electrical Plumbing & Hydraulics Contractor: Damien McCann Plumbing

Photography: Edward Birch

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Hill Top House, Armidale, NSW images / information from Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects

Location: Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

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