Shaping the world’s places

Cascade House

  • 2020
  • Core Collective Architecture
  • Adam Gibson
  • South Hobart
Architect and client, Ryan Strating, was on a mission to find a durable stone top that was natural and Australian made. Having always loved the colour and patterning in Bamstone bluestone, Ryan worked with the team to create a unique bench top design that not only complements the interior aesthetic but the environment and function of a kitchen space.
Stage one involved careful selection of a natural bluestone rock source that was suitable in both scale and natural characteristics. The selected bluestone then underwent further cutting and production processes to achieve the custom dimension and honed finish at the factory head quarters in Port Fairy. Following this, the honed bluestone slab/bench top was delivered to site in Tasmania where black resin was used to fill the natural vesicles, whilst still allowing them to be featured as natural characteristics. During final stages, various pad grades were used to polish the resin and honed surface prior to installation.