This pair of beach houses recently designed by Troppo Architects is situated on the central Queensland coast. Both homes have views over the Pacific Ocean. Timber and fiber cement cladding were carefully selected for a resiliency and a surface that doesn't require applied finishes.
This typical beach house designed by Troppo Architects is siuated on Magnetic Island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef region. For Troppo Architects ‘living with’ is the first and most important step toward sustainability, and secondly - ‘less is more.’ Exposing occupants to a place engenders a relationship and a relationship implies caring. According to Troppo, these basic tenets can be supported by providing just enough in a structure and thus encouraging its occupants to venture out in order to meet their spatial needs.
Brammy Kyprianou House Addition designed by Troppo Architects is an example of architecture that turns to the outdoors. A northward-facing fine steel structure maximizes the potential for solar access. The design is clearly contemporary, providing well-lit, flowing space over two levels, contrasting with the darker rooms of the original villa.
This living room where there is no clear limit between inside and out was designed by the Queensland architecture firm Bark. Bark Design Architecture creates buildings that are designed from the inside out and integrated delicately with the natural landscape.
Peregian Beach House was designed by Bark Design Architecture. In their words, "Architecture is an environmental living, growing, and changing skin which offers protection whilst affording a sensitive and inextricable link to the landscape."
This Waiheke Island house was designed by Daniel Marshall, Auckland, New Zealand.
Waikopua House is a family beach house on an idyllic private bay in New Zealand. This project was completed in 2007 and designed by Daniel Marshall and Adriana Toader.