In all of our work, we strive for innovation and new solutions to the problems of living with climate change in the 21st Century. The client brief was for an inter-generational resort style beach house that had to be low maintenance and built to last. We developed a highly sophisticated, engineered structure that could protect and preserve the site from erosion, storm tides and future projected cyclonic activity – whilst operating in a passive and sustainable way. Long Life cycle efficiency was the primary design philosophy and all ideas were put through a perfomance filter accordingly. The project represents a significant investment in Dicky Beach and introduces an innovative and contemporary architectural alternative to the local built vernacular – we were happy that the building’s apparent typology became ambiguous..
We delivered on our client’s intent for a timeless contemporary design that promotes an active, engaging lifestyle, to accommodate extended family on holiday.
Tim Hall & Associates, Structural Engineer