View Hill House sits in the midst of a 32-hectare vineyard in Victoria's Yarra Valley. Photograph: Tim Griffith
Sited atop a shallow hill, it offers magnificent views across the vines and creates a striking silhouette against the skyline. Photograph: Tim Griffith
Architects Denton Corker Marshall pared back the design to its most elemental forms. Photograph: Tim Griffith
The main body of the house is fashioned from two long metal tubes or 'boxes'. The box embedded in the ground is clad in ribs of rusted Corten steel. Photograph: Tim Griffith
The central section of the lower box is given over to an expansive living space. Photograph: Tim Griffith
Furniture and fittings are low key, with a distinct absence of curves... Photograph: Tim Griffith
...and a reliance of large swathes of simple, monotone materials as in the solid balustrades. Photograph: Tim Griffith
Stained strand board features in the stairwell. Photograph: Tim Griffith
The black-clad 'box' housing the master suite is set at precisely 90 degrees from the lower box and cantilevered some nine metres over the entrance. Photograph: Tim Griffith
The glazed ends of the 'boxes' create panoramic vistas of the rolling hills. Photograph: Tim Griffith
From the outside, the minimal dwelling frames the landscape. Photograph: Tim Griffith
The house forms a compass, naturally, but also a stark, almost dolmen-like symbol on the far horizon. Photograph: Tim Griffith
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