Nestling in the gently rolling landscape around the port of Geelong, Australia, this single-family house is distinguished by its broadly cantilevered timber-grid roof. The building, 90 km south-west of Melbourne, is shielded from the cool south-west winds by the slope of the ground to the south and by an existing row of pine trees to the west. At the same time, the orientation of the house to the north in the southern hemisphere means a sunny aspect with an open view into the valley.