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Northern Rivers Beach House / refresh*design

  • 20:00 - 21 July, 2015
Northern Rivers Beach House / refresh*design
Northern Rivers Beach House  / refresh*design, © Damien Bredberg
© Damien Bredberg

© Damien Bredberg © Damien Bredberg © Damien Bredberg © Damien Bredberg + 19

  • Project Team

    Erhard Rathmayr, Monika Obrist
  • Structural Engineers

    Incode Engineers
  • Builder

    Shinoharra Owner Builder
  • Certifier

    Byron Shire Council
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© Damien Bredberg
© Damien Bredberg

Text description provided by the architects. Located in a beachside setting, the architectural brief for this project was to design a contemporary, yet cost effective three-bedroom house, well connected to nature and featuring subtropical open-plan living in a temperate climate.

© Damien Bredberg
© Damien Bredberg

The initial premise for the design was to ‘re-interpret’ the beach house by integrating traditional materials of corrugated metal, fibre cement sheeting and timber elements, onto a contemporary and dynamic shape.

Upper Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan

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.

© Damien Bredberg
© Damien Bredberg

Using steel for the major structural elements, and timber for the secondary structure, a very economical and bridge-like architecture was created to inspire a soaring visual effect. Working with a small budget required the use of innovative or unconventional details to achieve the desired design outcome.

© Damien Bredberg
© Damien Bredberg

This house incorporates sustainable design principles, and has been planned to take advantage of natural ventilation, passive solar design and a very economical use of space. Building materials, with sustainable credentials were used such as plantation timber, bamboo for flooring, and plywood for ceilings.

© Damien Bredberg
© Damien Bredberg

The abstraction of the timber-battened vernacular of subtropical architecture adds movement and scale to the house.

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Cite: "Northern Rivers Beach House / refresh*design" 21 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/770554/northern-rivers-beach-house-refresh-star-design/> ISSN 0719-8884
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