Steel Framed House -
The Wheatsheaf House

TheWheatsheaf House by Jesse Judd Architects forms a striking profile in a secluded Messmate forest in Glenlyon, outside of Daylesford in Victoria, Australia.

The residence won several housing awards as both a residential property and understandably for the innovative use of steel.


Wheatsheaf House- exterior with internal lighting
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Wheatsheaf House- exterior with internal lighting

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Inspired by the curvatures of old plywood caravans and bus shelters, the home uses steel and colorbond cladding to form a dramatic curve that runs along one façade of the house, which acts to define it from all angles.

The internal cladding, more like a womb or cocoon is all veneered in hoop pine plywood that has been stained a deep red on both walls and floor.

At different times of the day it varies between looking more like the colour of standard ply (see below) and then all the way to an intense blood red (see above)- all dependent on the lighting.


Wheatsheaf House- exterior with day lighting
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Wheatsheaf House- exterior with day lighting

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The deck runs seamlessly along the three faces of the building, rough cut and hanging over the forest floor, leaving it seemingly untouched.


Wheatsheaf House interior
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Wheatsheaf House- interior

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