Project
OEG Huts

Location
Hume Highway, Sutton Forest NSW

Construction
$350,000

Year
2003

Brief
  • To design a structure which provides varying levels of enclosure and shelter to groups of students in an isolated bush setting.

  • A base from which students can develop an understanding of their impact on the environment and ways of minimising this impact which they can then take back to their ‘civilised’ life.

  • A haven in the bush for groups of students from which outdoor remote activities can be undertaken.

  • 6 huts were proposed on a riverfront bush property to have negligible impact on the existing natural environment.


  • Outcome
  • Each hut has feature stained walls using colours taken from each site (eg. Purple/grey bark from a typical Eucalypt, yellow sandstone etc.)

  • Biloela is the local Aboriginal word for black cockatoo. The design of the huts roofs is an interpretation of this with a bird like central curved roof ‘body’ and upswept ‘wings’ to either side.

  • a claire ashby site