Buderim House | Alexandra Buchahan Architecture

Buderim House | Alexandra Buchahan Architecture | Photographer: Toby Scott

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Buderim House | Alexandra Buchahan Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Quandamooka people of the Gubbi Gubbi nation



Sunshine Coast

EmAGN Project Award
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Xceed Building Solutions
Toby Scott
Project summary

Sitting on the edge of an escarpment atop Buderim, this dwelling is afforded majestic views North-East over the Sunshine Coast. Both private and expansive, this dwelling is a sanctuary for a couple with transient adult children between a sprawling landscape to the north and a populated residential street to the south.

The experience of the home starts with the landscaped front yard – trees and stone wall working together to shelter the private interior. A single aperture in this wall intersects public, semi-public and private domains, controlling the relationship between them with a sliding screen.

The dwelling’s plan developed from a conceptual grid of 9 squares (3 by 3). The eastern row form the public spaces being the kitchen, dining and living. The centre row brings the landscape into the interior, separating the public and private domains. The western row is private, made up of bedrooms and bathrooms.

Working with ABA has been one of life’s pleasures. Over the three year journey, ABA built a level of trust and confidence that’s imperitive to designing and building a great home. Our contributions were always welcomed and the ability, talent of the ABA team has created a home that is unique, very liveable and a sanctuary for the family to enjoy. The site’s unique location, views, light, breezes, privacy have all been addressed through thoughtful design, material, colour. We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome, the experience has been a delight, one we would happily repeat with ABA.

Project Practice Team

Alexandra Buchanan, Design Architect
Shane Wilmett, Design Architect

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Buderim House | Alexandra Buchahan Architecture | Photographer: Toby Scott

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