Bild’s Panopticon House has been featured in this month’s edition of Houses Magazine, with great images from TM Photo and an insightful and generous review by Professor Leon van Schaik:
Arising from the undulating dunes of Cape Otway, this house combines a classic nine-square plan with a floating, independently resolved roof profile that controls and enhances panoramic views. Empires thrive by absorbing and including others. This is true in many ways, and very evident in art. Romans strove to exemplify and then outdo their forebears in civilization, the Greeks. The ways in which the American cultural imperium builds on British roots is revealed – at a distance – by a recent house on a coastal headland in the Otways in southern Victoria. In an era in which almost every one of the headlands on our island continent seems doomed to be surmounted by an overblown ranch house, it is significant that one dream house inspires such reflection.