Riviera | Joe Adsett Architects

Riviera | Joe Adsett Architects | Photographer: Jessica Aleece

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Riviera | Joe Adsett Architects

Traditional Land Owners
The Kombumerri, or the ‘Salt Water’ people
Year
2023
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Gold Coast and Northern Rivers

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
Mactech Constructions
Photographer
Jessica Aleece
Project summary

Sitting on the beachfront at Palm Beach, Riviera is a minimalistic home combining the beauty of concrete and soft natural timber. From the initial interactions with the calming home, a scene of stillness is set. Formed by the coming together of concrete planes, a timber lined curving wall hints at an internal warmth, while also steering guests through to the centre of the home.

As a home of two contrasting sides, its street face is private and concealing, yet once inside, the home and its openness becomes fully exposed to the elements through behind a veil of moveable glazing. As a celebration of an elevated Queenslander lifestyle, the alignment with the rolling ocean in front provides both a seascape and a backdrop for the everyday motions of the home.

“We wanted something magical – a forever home that our kids could grow up by watching the ocean waves roll in”.

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Project Practice Team

Sam Michel, Project Architect
Jack Wright, Graduate of Architecture
Joe Adsett, Design Architect

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