beach house, edwards point, australia by studio101 architects
all photos by trevor mein
‘beach house at edwards point’by australian studio101architects incorporates an extension and renovation
to an existing single storey holiday home. located within the significant wetlands of edwards point
and adjacent to swan bay on the bellarine peninsula, victoria, the design concept reflects the owner’s
requirements of a sustainable, sensitive and delicate fusion of form and materials that would also
nestle into the treed coastal environment.
the completed project grasps the opportunity to sustainably re-use, re-cycle, re-work and re-habitate
the existing holiday home, maintaining the sentimentality of the existing form and materials, whilst
providing a playful and exciting adaptation of the new programmatic requirements of a growing family.
the design concept involved re-working the ground floor planning, peeling back the existing roof
and sensitively grafting and floating a new timber clad upper level with infill glazing incorporated to
the north and south for a sense of lightness, views and transparency.
internally, a new central storage spine horizontally separates and delineates the living zone from
the bedrooms. the new timber lined wet area pod vertically links the upper and lower floors forming
a new mezzanine parents retreat while also creating a thermal chimney effect syphoning out the rising hot
air in summer.