SOUTH YARRA HOUSE PROGRESS REPORT BY WILL SALTER

 

 

FEBRUARY 2024

 

Garden photographer Will Salter has visited South Yarra House for a progress report and provided these stunning images of the developing landscape merging with the architecture.

 

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New buildings are typically at their best when first completed, then propped up through a maintenance regime. South Yarra House takes a long-term view, intended to improve over time with very little need for maintenance, except for maybe a window clean every now and then and a bit of prune.

Designed to stand alone without its plants, only now – years later, it is progressing into its next stage as the landscape becomes an inseparable part of the architecture.

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It will continue to evolve over the next 30+ years. Tall trees will establish in the surrounding garden, and the copper will slowly transition into its final state of oxidization, becoming one with the surrounding garden and its heritage context.

South Yarra House 2c P27

South Yarra House 2c P27