One way to make yourself feel ignorant is being surprised when you see snow in Australia. The "Under the Moonlight" House is located in Mount Hotham, Australia, an area where skiing clubs are common, as well as snow, which isn't surprising seeing as Mount Hotham's summit reaches a quite respectable 1861 meters of altitude.
In any case, the house consists of carefully chosen materials that reflect the local historical background without seeming antique or misplaced in today's modern times. Stone, metal and glass each fulfull their purpose in the construction. The metal acts as a solid frame, the stone not only acts as a great structural base for the building, but also does a great job of seamlessly integrating the entire project into the environment and the large windows let sunlight in and give visual access to the great views of the surrounding landscape. Interestingly, one of the architect's key concepts was to "treat interior and external spaces as if they were the same", an idea that is accomplished by these large glass surfaces.