Teeland Architects designed this modern home on Australia’s Sunshine Coast in order to maximize views of the Pacific Ocean to the east as well as the surrounding forest to the north.
Located on a steep site with limited suitable building ground, the firm decided to cantilever the home over the hillside, which has the effect of helping the structure blend in with the landscape.
The cement exterior walls were painted in a dark color to blend in with the forest. Aluminum window frames add some texture to the facade.
The house uses solar panels and water tanks to function off the grid. Its waste water is recycled and used for irrigation.
The geometric pool also captures views of the lush landscape.