The east coast of Tasmania is home to a lot more than devils and mesmerizing landscapes; it’s also one of the most serene living areas on the island. So, in an effort to keep inhabitation as noninvasive as possible, Australian architects Taylor + Hinds have created the Denison Rivulet — a series of minimalistic cabins that detail the area’s seasonal inhibitions through elaborate interior design.
The Denison Rivulet was built for a single purpose: to create a “memorable and marvelous experience, heightened by the sense of interiority — of actually being in the landscape. ” Outside, the geometric dwellings opt to enhance their surroundings via acute characteristics, helping them to stand in stark contrast to the area’s barren grassland. Tall, dark timber adorns the cabins’ exteriors, resulting in their dominative presence amongst the island’s rolling hills. Make your way inside, and you’re met with a labyrinth of complex designs, materials, and layouts — from wood-slatted walkways, ceilings, and staircases, to a modular kitchen area, copper tub, and subtle light fixtures. It’s here that the Denison Rivulet finds its true identity, offering inhabitants an immersive experience defined by Tasmania’s unique pleasantries.