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Beach House / Bourne Blue Architecture

  • 01:00 - 7 October, 2011
Beach House / Bourne Blue Architecture
Beach House / Bourne Blue Architecture, © Simon Whitbread
© Simon Whitbread

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Diamond Beach NSW 2430, Australia
  • Architects

    Bourne Blue Architecture
  • Engineer

    Izzat Consulting Engineers
  • Builder

    Sugar Creek Building Co.
  • Area

    169.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. This site, just behind the sand dunes of Diamond Beach on the mid north coast of NSW, is very flat and has a modest view over wetlands. The proximity of the ocean would enable a beachside lifestyle, however the house couldn’t access ocean views to provide the amenity. The design therefore needed to work in this context and provide the amenity from within. This is a holiday house for a large family, who frequently travel away with other families, so facilities for 10 – 15 people were required. A covenant on the land dictated that the house was to built using brick and tile.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The design is comprised of four components, wrapping around a central court. Living space, two different adult sleeping areas and a kids area. The living space has a slab for thermal mass and faces North. The two adult sleeping areas are identical parental retreats at opposite corners, while the kids area has a boys and girls bunkroom and a TV area. Each of the four components is separated by a roofed deck, which either houses hammocks, a dining space or the entry. A monopitch roof wraps around the courtyard, over all these spaces, simplifying roof drainage and providing unity.

© Simon Whitbread
© Simon Whitbread

Sliding screens of perforated mini orb close off the roofed decks at the edge of the building, so that they are secure when the house is not in use. They also screen the undesirable sun and weather. A second set of screens wrap around the internal courtyard which also protect against inclement weather and cater for prolonged absences.

© Simon Whitbread
© Simon Whitbread
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amada Carlota HR · October 12, 2011

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mmmh... · October 10, 2011

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F.AlZarouni · October 09, 2011

Very simple, but neat.
But I prefer if it was a little bit more complex than this.

Najo · October 09, 2011

okay, sounds interesting !
Although, it wouldve been more interesting if the exterior was worked on more. Most of the work and ammenity has been done from within. The design had to deal with that context since the house couldn’t access ocean views to provide the amenity.

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