Black, Red, and Green All Over

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April 30, 2009

A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.

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  With this curvy, glowing form, architect Jesse Judd has rendered the sometimes-harsh Australian bush habitable for his friends and family.  Photo by: Peter Hyatt
    With this curvy, glowing form, architect Jesse Judd has rendered the sometimes-harsh Australian bush habitable for his friends and family.

    Photo by: Peter Hyatt

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  The glowing interior palette of bright pinks and reds is sharpened by jet-black steel frames, water tanks, and roofs, while black window frames and joinery bring out the red glow of the internal plywood lining.  Photo by: Peter Hyatt
    The glowing interior palette of bright pinks and reds is sharpened by jet-black steel frames, water tanks, and roofs, while black window frames and joinery bring out the red glow of the internal plywood lining.

    Photo by: Peter Hyatt

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  It looks dramatic, but the building has very little physical impact on the landscape. “It’s anti-monumental,” Judd says. “There’s no reason why you couldn’t pick it up and move it elsewhere.”  Photo by: Peter Hyatt
    It looks dramatic, but the building has very little physical impact on the landscape. “It’s anti-monumental,” Judd says. “There’s no reason why you couldn’t pick it up and move it elsewhere.”

    Photo by: Peter Hyatt

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