Sadly, summer is getting to an end. But that doesn’t mean we can’t remember some of the fantastic beach houses we’ve been featuring in the past. Check our third selection after the break.
Johanna House / Nicholas Burns Secluded 100 acres of pristine bush containing environmentally significant and endangered ecological classes adjoining the National Park. A discrete addition to the landscape, a journey of gradual and layered concealment, opening landscape and ocean. Contrast; contraction/expansion, heavy/light, opaque/transparent….inside-outside-inside (read more…)
Playa la Isla house / Juan Carlos Doblado The house is located on the seafront, overlooking the islands of Asia (Peru). The project aims to demonstrate the connection between an abstract architecture and its surroundings, establishing a relationship between man and nature, between the desert and the sea. The desert generates the need to create a private area in the vastness of its territory; the ocean invites to open their horizons (read more…)
Whale Beach House / Neeson Murcutt Architects Whale Beach House is located in the south-east fold of a steep, thickly vegetated hillside, below a towering escarpment, and looks out along the beach to Careel Head. The siting of the house is derived from a pragmatic mapping of adjacent building alignments, northpoint, neighbour’s viewlines and required setbacks. These invisible lines establish the oblique geometries that characterise the plan, reminiscent of Coderch’s Casa Ugalde in Spain (read more…)
Emu Bay House / Max Pritchard Architect With an exposed site of sweeping views, the clients required a relaxed holiday home that maximizes views, but provided sheltered outdoor areas. The living area, with its dominant floating “lid” roof, emphasizes the drama of the exposed site. Two bedroom wings radiate from this core, and enclose a rear sheltered courtyard focusing on a wood fired pizza oven. Indented timber decks, either side of the living area, provide other options for sheltered outdoor living, with the choice dictated by wind direction (read more…)
Windy House / Estudio Valdes This vacation home consists of two separate living areas that reside in a single home. This is an ideal vacation situation for extended family (grandparents, parents, and sons and daughters) as the home provides plenty of privacy for both families. The house is located on the coast of Santo Domingo, (Region V of Chile) in the upper part of the border coast which resembles a balcony over the beach with a great view at the pacific ocean (read more…)