against the grain of the weather-beaten basic structures surrounding it, bourne blue architect’s beach house boasts a durable beauty whilst still echoing the context of its location. located in the popular holiday destination of bleuys beach, australia, the brief was to realise a simple holiday house that created its own amenity on the site. 

 

 

designed on a narrow block bourne blue architect‘s plan articulates a series of elements linked through careful window placement. under a consistent roof form which falls towards the site boundaries, deep recesses in the street elevation form the entry door and carport, a void corresponding to the garden in the centre of the front pavilion, and a large roofed deck separating the main rear bedroom pavilions.

 

 

another crucial part of the brief was to ensure a easy transition from the beach to the house so much of the living space on the site is outside the buildings, in the courtyard or on decks. these spaces open easily to the sun soaked deck whilst a shaded deck and the ‘carport’ double up as a roofed outdoor area for hammocks or games.

 

 

where original houses in this coastal village are often made from simple fibro or weatherboard structures, materials employed by bourne blue were chosen for their durability and relation to the context of the village. both economic and corrosion resistant, timber is used extensively throughout whilst the eaves and wall linings are fibre cement. the interior made from polished concrete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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