Replacing a substantial homestead lost to bushfire, Remnant House draws inspiration from the Roman ‘atrium house’ typology. A series of connected pavilions create a large sqaure around the remnants of the original homestead’s cellar. The ruins will be transformed into a sunken garden space to become the centrepiece of the new courtyard. A subtle rotation from the original building’s alignment, the new house is orientated towards the north sun and views over the countryside. The design plays with the difference between the old and new building alignments via a series of acute angled ‘blade wall’ forms. The robust material palette includes naturally fire-resistant blackbutt, concrete, and limestone blocks.