Residential pavilion made of wood and glass impresses with its openness


Lightness and openness best describe the visual impression, which is the inviting one Wooden living pavilion and glass conveyed. Designed by Metthew Woodward Architecture, Wirra Willa Residenz offers a comfortable living experience in nature.

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Located in a picturesque setting in Somersby, Australia, in a former fruit plantation, the Wooden living pavilion and glass, inspired by the “Mies-typical” architecture, enjoys the closeness to nature. Initially intended as a guest house and retreat, Wirra Willa functions as a complete residential building. It was built with the particular features of the site in mind – the steel construction is oriented to the northeast in order to take into account the strength of the wind and solar radiation. The floor of the storey protrudes slightly over a natural pond, which rises there and thus “pulsates” with the rhythm of nature.

Wooden pavilion with a minimalist claim


Simplicity was essential to the success of the project. The house should blend in with its surroundings inconspicuously, with the negative effects on nature being reduced to a minimum. The simple geometry of the steel-wood construction is rounded off by frameless windows, which reveal a view of a calm landscape with fertile valleys and gently rising hills.

A feeling of lightness dominates the interior


The interior design has an open character and represents a multifunctional place that can be expanded outwards and integrates nature. The design is flexible and adaptive in order to be able to adapt to the season and individual wishes. Materials such as wood and natural stone ensure a pleasant microclimate and retain the warmth in winter.

Pictures by: Murray Fredericks

Sun-drenched living pavilion made of wood, steel and glass 

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Large sliding doors allow direct access to the garden and passive cooling in the warm months.

Picturesque view over the natural pond




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Wirra Willa residential pavilion made of wood and glass - side view