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Fairhaven Beach House / John Wardle Architects

  • 20:00 - 13 May, 2018
Fairhaven Beach House / John Wardle Architects
Fairhaven Beach House / John Wardle Architects , © Trevor Mein
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© Trevor Mein

Text description provided by the architects. This nimble beach house enjoys panoramic views over the southern ocean and surf beach. Located on top of the ridgeline above the Great Ocean Road on the Victorian coastline, the proportions, orientation, and dimensions of windows are tailored to particular views and to reveal internal spaces.

© Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

Our design process is akin to scenography, cutting together sensory and spatial experiences to frame the theatre of inhabitation within. The spatial journey through the house from arrival to view is choreographed to increase anticipation before reaching the main living space.

© Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
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© Trevor Mein
First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
© Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

As you step beneath a cantilevered study into a dramatic vertical entry space, you become acutely aware of a number of twists and folds along its length that make the transformation into horizontal living space. The main window aperture matches the cinematic proportions of the ocean view.

© Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

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Cite: "Fairhaven Beach House / John Wardle Architects " 13 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/894340/fairhaven-beach-house-john-wardle-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884