AD Round Up: Beach Houses Part I

AD Round Up: Beach Houses Part I

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a beautiful house on the beach to go every weekend and relax? Until you get one, you can catch up with today’s “Round Up” and start dreaming with your favorite Beach House previously featured on ArchDaily. Enjoy it!

Villa by the Ocean / JVA Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean this house is carved into the terrain, allowing an unobstructed ocean view from the public road at the rear and protecting the building from the winds. The bedrooms are organised towards naturally sheltered outdoor spaces providing close-up views, while the living room is established as a glazed amfi facing the horizon. Walls are made of two-sided site-cast white concrete. White sand from the beach is used within the concrete, the roofs are covered with turf and pebbles from a nearby river (read more…)

Separation Creek House / Jackson Clements Burrows The treehouse is sited in the bush fringe of Separation Creek, perched on a steep forested hillside above the Great Ocean Road and Bass Strait. It is a site that enjoys a unique combination of bush environment with intimate views of Separation Creek, the beach and the Wye River Peninsula to beyond. The steepness of the site, landscape controls and landslip potential resulted in a limited building envelope to work within. A modest brief called for a three bedroom residence with associated living spaces (read more…)

Mona Vale House / Choi Ropiha The project is sited on the south side of Mona Vale Headland and has expansive views over Mona Vale Beach to the south. This south facing aspect and the narrow site proportions combine to limit the passive design potential and accordingly establish the key design challenge for the project. The building is of reverse veneer construction. It utilizes low embodied energy and low thermal mass timber cladding to the outside and heavier thermal mass of concrete and blockwork to the inside. Cross ventilation is carefully considered through the whole house (read more…)

House 3 / at103 Our clients asked for an addition and a renewal, for us the challenge was to conserve the original architecture with the new expectations of living in the 21′st century, more space of storage, new technology and new dynamics and programs in contemporary families. The addition consists, in redistributing the bathrooms, more open, much more space, and a new living-terrace-bar-dinning space with a new pool facing the bay, as the original pool was placed in a back terrace. The materials are place with the criteria of not competing with the old house but not to be lost with them (read more…)

Black House / BGP Arquitectura With a magnificent view as the main feature of this retreat located on the hill of a small village some 150km from mexico city, one-half-house aims to live landscape under a canopy with as few interior elements as possible. A fireplace, a kitchen bar and a marble platform 20m long laid as a free floor plan for public areas and garage on top of a solid block which houses the rest of the program, namely services, three bedrooms and a family room. This covered roof garden becomes the most important part of the house (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Beach Houses Part I" 03 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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