Poised on the hills surrounding Adelaide, Plane Tree House balances brutal beauty of concrete with the translucence of glass to create a design that is as much sculpture as house. The clean lines of the concrete cut across the horizon, as if to frame the very best panoramic views Adelaide has to offer, just for the residents’ convenience. The house is also framed by plane tree which Architect Ink describe as the “hero” of the architecture.
The DL1100 integrates seamlessly with the timber paneled wall. The warmth of the fireplace and wood surround balances the industrial concrete, off-setting any harshness.
Plane Tree House was inspired by Japanese architect Tadao Ando and the design was tailored to the step topography of the site. The three-storey home appears single-storey from the front. On the second level an open-plan living area connects seamlessly to an alfresco entertainment area featuring an EF5000.
The property was also designed to be energy efficient and environmentally sustainable with its home automation system and rainwater storage.