Moffat Beach House | KIRK

Moffat Beach House | KIRK | Photographer: Scott Burrows Photographer

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Moffat Beach House | KIRK

Traditional Land Owners
Gubbi Gubbi
Year
2024
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Sunshine Coast

Category
Interior Architecture
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Sustainable Architecture
Builder
D Pearce Constructions
Photographer
Project summary

Moffat Beach House sits on a constrained site in the subtropical coastal climate of the Sunshine Coast. It is the first CLT (cross laminated timber) house to be constructed in Queensland using prefabricated Mass Engineered Timber construction – and erected in just seven days.

All the timber used for the construction has been sourced sustainably, grown from regenerated forests, and fabricated locally within Australia. The CLT and GLT (glulam timber) used in the project regenerated from the Australian softwood plantations in only eight minutes.

The beach house that previously sat proud in its place is referenced throughout the project’s form, scale, and material palette, providing an outcome that is respectful of the local neighbourhood character.

Each design element was carefully considered with the clients to achieve a residence that is a sustainable upgrade, while honouring the beachside neighbourhood aesthetic.

Having owned the site since 2004, we were aware of the joys and challenges of its beachside location.

We wanted a home that would stand up to the coastal environment and known overland water flow issues, that was big enough for us to comfortably host family and friends but not so big as to require endless upkeep, and where a golden retriever and toddler grandchild could be equally at home.

The open plan living area gives us wonderful connection to the park and the ocean while the multipurpose room acts as a fourth bedroom, gym, media room, and extra entertaining space.

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Moffat Beach House | KIRK | Photographer: Scott Burrows Photographer

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