The explanation Centre at the Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia deals plainly , resulting in a work that is intentionally clashing, non-heroic and fixed into a series of superior scale narratives about landscape, place and relationship.
The Pinnacles Desert, located in Western Australia 250km north of Perth in the Nambung National Park, consists of thousands of protruding sandstone summit formations spread over a huge dunal landscape. Over time, the limestone protrusions will undoubtedly be enclosed and expose again by further traveling sands.
On a primary level, the architectural interventions at The Pinnacles can be read as investigative parts of a landscape narrative, based on an underlying conviction of the fundamental importance of relationship to place. Timber elements are direct references to the nearby grove of vanishing Tuarts that are disappearing under a shifting sand dune.
The processes concerned in the built interventions work to further this embedded narrative. This project deliberately favours shifting and multiple axis lines over a singular orientational logic, resulting in precarious spatial relationships. This building, attempts to interrogate such conventions by valuing process and journey over a monocular understanding of architecture as finished form.