Blok Peregian | Blok Modular in collaboration with Vokes and Peters

Blok Peregian is a modest 2-bedroom house with a small, secondary dwelling, located underneath to exploit the slope.

The principal structure adopts the language and rhythm of the neighbouring vernacular beach house.
A number of raw concrete elements sit in the foreground, anchoring the composition.

Internally, a split-level cross section registers the topography below, and yields suitable privacy for the intimate rooms within the compact plan. Large openings from the bedrooms privileges these terminal spaces with expanding views through the open-planned living room.

A wide verandah spanning the entire width of the long living room acts as a coastal ‘Aediculae’, from which one is immersed in the nearby Pacific Ocean panorama.

Built in a factory and delivered as 4 modules, the house belongs to a body of work produced in collaboration between Blok Modular and Vokes and Peters, exploring the adaptability and sustainability of volumetric modular building procurement.

Bombala | Sealand

A light-filled house with protection from the subtropical sun, wind and rain.
Bombala is a house for a couple to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle and entertain friends and family.
The first challenge was to open the house to the outside, while also being able to provide protection from the subtropical sun and rain. To maximise light, ventilation and water views, we used big sliding glass doors and windows that could open to the outside.
To provide protection from the summer sun and rain, windows and doors have overhanging roofs and timber vertical screens. We also included two covered deck spaces. One on the north and one on the south. The clients can move around the house to be out of the wind, or to enjoy the ideal sun conditions, depending on the time of day and year.

Corymbia | Tim Ditchfield Architects

Corymbia is a beachside weekender inspired by the nostalgia of regional coastal dwellings across Australia. A place of salty barefoot days. A multi-generational dwelling where treasured memories are created. Rest, respite, rejuvenation. Unfussy and unpretentious. Functional yet joyous. Stripped back yet playful. Natural, Native and of its place. Of the dunes, the coastal heath, the Wallum Country.

A grassed north facing courtyard is the heart of the dwelling. A place to lounge, play and converse. This element is flanked by two wings separated by an outdoor breezeway space, and united by the sheltering roof over. Cars were deliberately relegated away from the street frontage, freeing the frontage of crude garages that often dominate the street. A timber sleeper driveway and crossover are a nod to the sandy beach tracks of K’gari and completes the subordination of the vehicle in favour of people.

Doonan House | Kelly Martin Architecture

Our brief was to build a home that fosters a sense of connection and closeness within the family and stimulates an awareness of the greater world outside of self.
A semi-permeable KLD space connects the wings and opens up to the southeast/northwest while maintaining shading from the late summer sun.
Sightlines through the building were important to maintain a visual connection to the landscape, as was direct access for as many rooms as possible.
A sense of lightness was created by lifting the building off the ground and lifting the living space roof and fully opening on each side, which was contrasted with the heaviness and anchoring of the rammed earth walls.
The wings either side were separated via use. To one side was the family sleeping zone with direct access to the outdoor shower at the far end. The other contained the carport, mudroom and guest/office.

Golden Breed Noosa | Andrew Bock Architecture

Golden Breed has had a long connection with Noosa and has provided much to its surfing community over those years. The new flagship HQ is prominently located at the southern gateway to Noosa Heads’ tourist zone, so it was important to reflect the vision of a quality landmark that instantly communicated the brand ethos.

Architecturally, it displays a balance of simplicity and robust expression. Contemporary planning and pragmatism mixed with subtle references to old Noosa coastal Queenslander architecture and nearby Halse Lodge create a timeless blend.

The building form contributes positively to its context through its stepped and scaled form and visual excitement preserving four majestic mature trees whilst providing efficient retail access, a welcoming entry deck, and a separate apartment with private roof deck over.

Golden Breed Noosa seamlessly weaves aesthetics, history, and practicality and invites visitors to experience a reinterpreted lost Noosa, where tradition and modernity coexist.

Kiamba Valley Farmhouse | Aspect Architecture

Located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands, the Kiamba Valley Farmhouse draws from the site’s history of cattle farming, to create a dwelling that celebrates the traditional vernacular of the Queensland farmhouse. Anchoring itself harmoniously amid the rolling hillside, this family residence is a tribute to the joys and challenges of rural living. The sprawling ‘outhouse’ style pavilions, characterised by meticulous craftsmanship and robust construction, lay the groundwork for the residence’s future narratives. After residing in the onsite cottage for an extended period, the owners recognised the need for a more expansive home to accommodate their growing family, while strategically elevating the different and somewhat undiscovered vantages of the property they have always known. The choice to maintain a sense of the traditional with the new resulted in a home that combines a sense of people and place.

Nannygai Street | Robinson Architects

Nannygai Street house is an exercise in responsonse to place, restraint and the function for the active lifestyle of our clients.
The building has adaptability with a seperate guest studio to cater for guests or longer term visitors.
The U shaped in plan provides a private green court for the occupants and a pleasant out look from all rooms.
The upper bedrooms take advantage of the northern aspect. The timber battened screen has operable panels that were designed using local stainless steel yacht rigging, negating the use for electrical devices.
Landscsaping was an important consideration, allowing for no need for a front fence to the street.The building is designed to improve with time, with the use of timber, large openings and planned vegetation.
The house and court have been elevated to a level to avoid any inundation of 100 year flood pedictions.
Solar panels and water harvestaion have been employed.

Moffat Beach House | KIRK

Moffat Beach House sits on a constrained site in the sub-tropical 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.

Sjøhavn House | Lightbody Architects

The client’s design brief formulated the overall program for the house.

Interpreting the individual functional spaces as simple volumes, the design also became about what happened where spaces overlapped, and spaces in between could be occupied.

Understanding the client’s design brief provided the overall functionality of core spaces within the house.

These primary spaces were expressed as simple, extruded volumes that created an opportunity for exploring the smaller in-between or overlapping spaces as a result. These smaller Interstitial areas created a sequence of threshold spaces that provide connectivity to the primary areas along with areas for occupants to retreat and seek privacy away from activity.

The minimalist palette of materials creates a sense of cohesiveness of these interstitial and primary spaces while strengthening the seamless connection between the internal and external program of this family home.

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