이 건물은 현대적 고급 빌라로 보이기도 하지만, 사실은 시드니 인근의 농장의 유제품 판매소이다. 단층 건물은 특별할것없는 재료의 사용을 통해 영역의 성격을 반영하고 있다. 이 건물에는 검은 색 얼룩이 그대로 남겨진 나부벽을 하고 있고, 기름진 단단한 나무 바닥은 건물 내부를 지나 외부 갑판까지 연계되어 있어 주변 목초지의 시골 풍경을 즐길 수 있는 공간을 자연스럽게 만든다.
It may look like a high-end contemporary villa, but this rectilinear building is actually a sales office for a dairy farm near Sydney.
Designed by local studio Those Architects, the single-storey building was designed to help real-estate firm Stockland attract a buyer to the former agricultural site, which it believes could be transformed into a new residential community.
The aim was to create a structure that reflected the character of the area, through the use of multi-tonal but modest materials.
The design team describes it as "a tactile piece of architecture in its own right".
"We see this as a discrete work of architecture, designed to inform the potential purchaser about the place where they may live, and how it might feel to live there," said Ben Mitchell, director of Those Architects.
Architect: Those Architects
Project team: Ben Mitchell, Simon Addinall, Emiliano Miranda, Luke Hallaways
The building features wooden walls with a black stain finish. The surfaces that frame the entrance are highlighted by the addition of brushed copper panels, which allows these surfaces to catch the light.
Oiled hardwood floors run through the building's interior and also form a deck outside, creating spaces for occupants to enjoy the rural scenery of the former dairy pasture. They connect up with a concrete path that connects the entrance with the road.
Other details include a recessed glass wall that is hidden away at the building's rear and sheltered beneath the overhanging roof.
"It's all about the architecture," added Mitchell. "So, for example, unlike most sales offices, it has no signage, and is carefully calibrated to convey an experience of its place."