The Cubby | Morriarchi Architecture

The Cubby | Morriarchi Architecture | Photographer: Corey Schweikert

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

The Cubby | Morriarchi Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Gubbi Gubbi



Sunshine Coast

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Barrett Construction
Corey Schweikert
Project summary

The Cubby is an exploration in taking advantage of visual assets while responding to the site’s topography.

The architecture is minimal, timeless, contemporary style beach house softened by material references of the original building.

Building elements regulate the surrounding environmental condition.

Openings capture view corridors toward distant landmarks.

Openings open inward connection split level pavilions of the residence via a common breezeway.

The two-story breezeway incorporates hi-lite polycarbonate walls inviting softened southern natural light into the breezeway and rooms beyond.

The common breezeway incorporates aluminum screens at both ends inviting cooling eastern breezes throughout the residence.

Perforated composite fiber breezeway, balconies flooring promotes cross ventilation through floor surfaces.

The residence, designed for retired empty nesters where extensive travel occurs regularly.

In response the ability to air b n b the residence formed part of the brief influencing servicing, planning arrangement of the residence.

Project Practice Team

Chris Morrison, Design Architect
Chris Morrison, Project Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Structuralinc – Lincoln Roberts, Structural Engineer
Urban Certifiers – Brett England, Building Surveyor

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The Cubby | Morriarchi Architecture | Photographer: Corey Schweikert

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