Corymbia | Tim Ditchfield Architects

Corymbia | Tim Ditchfield Architects | Photographer: Scott Burrows

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Corymbia | Tim Ditchfield Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Gubbi Gubbi
Year
2024
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Sunshine Coast

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
N&N Webster Builders
Photographer
Scott Burrows
Project summary

Corymbia is a beachside weekender inspired by the nostalgia of regional coastal dwellings across Australia. A place of salty barefoot days. A multi-generational dwelling where treasured memories are created. Rest, respite, rejuvenation. Unfussy and unpretentious. Functional yet joyous. Stripped back yet playful. Natural, Native and of its place. Of the dunes, the coastal heath, the Wallum Country.

A grassed north facing courtyard is the heart of the dwelling. A place to lounge, play and converse. This element is flanked by two wings separated by an outdoor breezeway space, and united by the sheltering roof over. Cars were deliberately relegated away from the street frontage, freeing the frontage of crude garages that often dominate the street. A timber sleeper driveway and crossover are a nod to the sandy beach tracks of K’gari and completes the subordination of the vehicle in favour of people.

Our Brief was a livable, affordable beach house to accommodate several generations holidaying together comfortably… and that is exactly what was delivered.

The main outdoor living faces East with a magnificent spacious deck with protection from the wind sun and rain as well as providing privacy.

A grassy courtyard is an ideal, safe playground for children as well as a great spot to sit in summer and winter.

Large family gatherings occur on the upper level, yet there are spaces for families to retire for quiet time.

We love our house and are very happy with its clever, thoughtful design.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

SCG Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer

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