Context and materiality
Filtered views from the apartments at Shout Ridge are dominated by the trunk effects of the Angophora dominant upper-slope shrubland adjacent to the site, and the use of timber provides a cohesive design element that connects the various spaces of the landscape. A feature of the landscape is the elevated Blackbutt timber boardwalk, which weaves through the existing trees providing connections whilst protecting existing native grasses and landscape on the woodland floor.
The existing natural elements on the site include native trees, indigenous flora, rocky outcrops and ravine like watercourses. The proposed communal space outlook includes sandstone outcrops and tree trunk features, with scribbly gum, angophora, old man banksia and acacias all visible. The balance of materials throughout the spaces was carefully considered to achieve the appropriate character.