Set atop a magnificent site on the Ballarine Peninsula, Contour House anchors itself into the landscape with a 5.5 meter high, 55m long folding concrete wall. This gesture is both protective and revealing, simultaneously creating an internal courtyard, whilst extending the spectacular 270 degree views into the living areas. The reverse side of the wall is timber framed and clad, acting as a counter-point to the massiveness of the concrete. The exposed nature of the site and difficult ground conditions required some creative solutions from the design team. The structural engineers won an award for the footing system to the house.