Urakawa Jenkins Architecture

Rainy Mountain Residence

SHORTLISTED for the BPN National Sustainabilty Awards
And the James Cook University Tropical Sustainable Design Case Study Houses.

"We quickly understood living here would be about appreciating the visual splendor, being outdoors, entertaining with ease and having a comfy place to relax after a hard working day."

A house with opening walls for living and working in the remote World Heritage wet tropical rainforest.
Each space has a particular outlook and relationship to the forest, which seems to creep into the rooms at times. 

The fly roof allows hot air to escape and maintains a cool internal temperature without air conditioning.

The favourite feature is the bath with sublime views of the rainforest ridgeline, perfect for relaxing after a hard working day.