Peter Stutchbury is an architect of houses for people and living, but no ordinary architect, he designs 'shelters' and structures that he calls 'covered rooms'. His houses are open to the elements, the surrounding landscape and are designed to make as minimal an impact as possible on the landscape that they occupy, or rather, cohabitate with. These are houses that blend into and take full advantage of the landscape, whether urban or coastal, rural or rainforest. To live in a Peter Stutchbury house is to be connected - sight, smell and sound, to the landscape surrounding you.
Peter Stutchbury creates houses that respond directly and intimately to the local climate and topography. His designs have been applauded, published and awarded, and are admired by a national and international audience. But the clients themselves provide the real measure of success - only one has sold up and moved on since Peter began making houses 25 years ago.
Peter brings wisdom and understanding to his work, thanks to some enriching life experiences - his formative education was gained while living on the land as a child, and later living with aborigines on the banks of the Darling River and among tribes in the New Guinea highlands.
There is no doubting Peter Stutchbury's record of designing lightweight open buildings that sensitively capture the local landscape melodies, it is an architecture that values and preserves what is special about that place. It must have a genuine integration with its site - that is the essential difference.
Stutchbury + Pape
4/364 Barrenjoey Rd
Newport NSW 2106
Tel : (02) 9979 5030