The Architects Behind Alkina Lodge

Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin

The three architecturally designed lodges, set amongst the native bushland, create a luxury experience unique to the Great Ocean Road region, and perhaps unique in the world.

Designed by renowned architects, Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin, the lodges were designed to ‘touch this earth ‘lightly’ and maintain a minimal carbon footprint. Constructed approximately 10 years ago using handmade bricks, passive solar heating is achieved by the north facing sky windows. Cooling comes from huge inbuilt ventilation capacity working with the refreshing Southern Ocean breeze. There is no air-conditioning.

Glenn Murcutt AO is one of Australia’s most well-known, respected and celebrated architects. He has been the recipient of a myriad of prestigious awards, including the AIA Gold Medal (2009), the Kenneth F. Brown Asia Pacific Culture and Architecture Award (2003), the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2002), and the Thomas Jefferson Medal for Architecture (2001).

Wendy Lewin was born and educated in Sydney, Australia, and established a private firm in 1993, where she worked as a private practitioner and in association with her husband, Glenn Murcutt. She has taught at the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and Hong Kong University.

Alkina’s lodges are the only houses in the world designed by Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin that are available for short stay rental.

 

Lodge Plan

East Elevation & Roof Profile