Nestled within the sand dunes of Bilgola Seashore, this 9,400-square-foot seashore home is positioned on the northern coast of Sydney, Australia. Passing by means of palm timber and Norfolk Pines, the positioning’s entrance leads by means of the strong volumes of the house’s fundamental and visitor wings. Upon approaching the entrance door, the view opens as much as the sand dune and seashore past.
Responding to the beachfront setting of its headland web site, the house is designed to resist Australia’s dramatic local weather circumstances, the place harsh daylight, excessive winds and flooding are widespread. The construction is ready on concrete piles, permitting sand and water to maneuver out and in beneath the constructing. On the similar time, the design permits the household to attach with the pure setting, with shaded retractable window partitions that merge inside with outdoors and supply passive air flow. An inside courtyard brings filtered daylight into the core of the house, the place a central water function helps to chill the air.
The colour of the house’s board-formed concrete partitions references the colour of the native sands, relating the structure to its web site and serving to it merge with the pure situation of the headlands because it weathers over time.
This 9,400 SF household house within the sand dunes of Bilgola Seashore is organized into clear and opaque zones. The non-public areas of the house stretch to the north and south of the positioning and are framed in board-formed concrete that blends with the sand. Spanning between these two strong volumes are the floor-to-ceiling glazed areas of the general public and entertaining areas.
Images by Rory Gardiner
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– by Matt Watts