Australian Institute of Architects 2015 Gold Coast / Northern Rivers Regional Award Jury Statement:
“This understated elevated residence blends well with its sub-tropical coastal landscape. It exhibits architectural and structural resolution in an innovative way, within a clear functional planning framework. The design management process with this project was well conveyed, and a cost effective exemplar for this constrained site was achieved. The realisation of Stage 2 with its’ informed site planning, will contribute well to this evolving coastal community.”
A harmonious and minimalist palette of finishes and colours create a very calming and welcoming atmosphere for the much desired relaxation and comfort of beachside living.
Innovative details help avoiding the use of expensive commercial windows, a custom joiner was developed in order to use standard residential window sections and achieve floor-to-ceiling windows.
Photographer: Damien Bredberg Photography
South Golden Beach, NSW
2013 - 2014
The restraints of a small site area, low budget and restrictions due to flooding, resulted in exploring the unconventional concept of a cantilevered structure, with both ends overhanging and counterbalancing each other. Through the use of steel for the major structural elements, and timber for the secondary structure, a very economical and bridge-like architecture was created to inspire an interesting and soaring visual effect. Working with a small budget required innovative and unconventional details to achieve the desired design outcome.