Grand Designs Australia

MATERIAL Matters

WHEREAS MIES VAN DER ROHE CHOSE TRAVERTINE AND MARBLE FOR HIS PRISTINE PALETTE, CONCRETE CLAIMS A STARRING ROLE IN THE MATERIAL LINE-UP HERE

deer farmer Lachlan McDonald was studying Spanish and investigating the history of the city of Barcelona when he stumbled across an article about the pavilion. The photos captured his imagination and his heart while the pared-back, modernist lines and gutsy, no-fuss materiality won over his mind.

“Holy smoke!” was the utterance that proclaimed the start of a process to fashion a dream home that was as far from a traditional farmhouse as you could get. That was seven years ago and Lachlan’s friend

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