A new beach house situated on a sloping site at the Victorian coastal town of Aireys Inlet. This project was designed in collaboration with Turco-Hunter Architects. The beach house is nestled amongst native bush land and is designed to be a comfortable and robust holiday home for family and friends.
The building is configured as a series of ‘wings’ - a main living area, private master bedroom zone and a semi-private children's bedroom area - to provide the family with a range of communal and private spaces that capture views across the surrounding country side. The main living space features a polished concrete floor and perimeter seats with integrated steps leading to an outdoor deck. A private master bedroom and children’s wing are nestled into the hillside to provide a sense of enclosure and seclusion.
Natural materials and finishes were selected to be durable and easily maintained. Sustainable design strategies such as operable solar shading, passive natural ventilation, exposed thermal mass and rainwater harvesting are integrated into the building envelope.