PALA Residence | Studio Snell

PALA Residence | Studio Snell | Photographer: Kristian van der Beek

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

PALA Residence | Studio Snell

Traditional Land Owners
Yugambeh people



Gold Coast and Northern Rivers

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Havendeen Projects Pty Ltd
Kristian van der Beek
Project summary

PALA is a highly considered and warm family home. PALA is also a statement of intent by the owners, who are local builders, about raising the expectations and standards of architecture and build quality in the suburb, and the Gold Coast generally.

Studio Snell were engaged by Havendeen Projects to conceive a building which brought construction technologies and standards of finish not often manifested in the area. The building also functions as a pragmatic and uplifting home for a young growing family.

PALA has been designed with longevity in mind with concrete construction including precast panel walls and expressed steel elements. The aesthetics of the building are cohesive inside and out with a focus on natural and substantial materiality to support the strong and expressed structure of the building.

Narrative and occasional whimsy are introduced through sculptural forms and unexpected dark vs light expressions in tectonics and joinery.

PALA is one of the most important creations for us as owner builders.

PALA is our family home and a reflection of who we are, the standard we hold our business to and holds the memories made within the walls with our young family.

Joe and his team carefully listened and involved us every step of the way to create a style that is fluid and uniquely our own.

The magic in PALA’s design is its ability to adapt and change, as our lifestyle with our family evolves.

We love living in our home and sharing it with the community.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Bridger Automation, Electrical Consultant
Edge Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer
Enhance Urban Planning, Town Planner
Nest Landscape Design, Landscape Consultant

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PALA Residence | Studio Snell | Photographer: Kristian van der Beek

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