Gold Coast and Northern Rivers
Obscuring boundaries between contemporary enjoyment and ragged conditions synonymous with the Australian bush, Alcheringa overlooks the magnificent Coomera Valley, comfortably indulging guests with the awesome experience of Queensland’s diverse climate and weather conditions. The mountain top location highlights the insignificance of humanity amongst the spectacle of nature.
Alcheringa comprises two stand alone homes with separate structures for laundry and car parking. The houses provide minimal physical relationship with the earth but maximise emotional connection with extensive glazing and large cantilevered balconies over natural terrain. Passive thermal and cooling qualities eliminate the need for active energy consumption and awareness of the client’s environmental priorities ensured the buildings harmonious link with surrounding National Park.
The two small homes replace a magnificent but equally sustainable stone and timber house, designed by Robin Spencer in 1971. The house was destroyed by bushfire in 2019, the owners devastated but determined to re-establish their peaceful retreat.