Australian architecture firm Room11 designed the 'Lookout House,' a hybrid courtyard home located in Port Arthur, Tasmania.
The site has been cleared, offering clear, unobstructed views of the the Tasman Island and the ocean that surrounds it. The architects intervened in the typical farmhouse, creating the hybrid courtyard structure. A covered threshold welcomes guests into a tree-lined courtyard. Continuing on, visitors enter the main living area, which has access to the full panorama.
The home's functions are characterized by three gable roof extrusions, which relate to the courtyard structure in their own distinct way. The format of the roofs extend past the building envelope, effectively covering the outdoor living spaces. The roof structure is also visually appealing and instantly recognizable.