Dicky Beach House | Charles Wright Architects

Dicky Beach House | Charles Wright Architects | Photographer: Patrick Bingham Hall

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Dicky Beach House | Charles Wright Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians
Year
2023
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Sunshine Coast

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
Nick Hayes Constructions
Photographer
Patrick Bingham Hall
Project summary

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.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Tim Hall & Associates, Structural Engineer

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Dicky Beach House | Charles Wright Architects | Photographer: Patrick Bingham Hall

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