plywood beach house retreat in bondi by ABA plywood beach house retreat in bondi by ABA
aug 05, 2013

plywood beach house retreat in bondi by ABA

plywood beach house retreat in bondi by ABA
all images courtesy of andrew burges architects




the internal geometry of this home in bondi beach sydney by ABA australian firm andrew burges architects is framed towards the outside garden. the  interior was carefully orchestrated to allow for open voids and view lines. a simple cubic two storey volume, the house is orientated away from the neighbors to provide a private sanctuary for the owners. differing from the surrounding buildings, which are characterized by their typical ‘shotgun’ corridor and internal organization, the playful beach house opens up connections to the sky and garden from both levels. constructed of plywood and concrete capping blocks there is a strip of timber battens framing the windows and screens at the upper level. the beach house offers a sense of privacy while still having access to the outside landscape and views beyond.



street view



upper level strip of screens and windows



view showing external materials used with timber screened windows +view of the courtyard entry



 central skylight overhead – looking towards the rear garden



view of skylight that connects both levels to the garden



internal geometry consists of voids and framed view shafts + view looking towards the rear garden from entry



the garage doubles as a home office and workshop



model studies of internal geometry



plans and section



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  • I jog past this place on my way to the beach each day and always thought it was one of the most considered designs in Bondi. I’d catch a glimpse of the studio running off the garage and get very jealous.

    Jason says:
  • Update. Looks like the place has just gone on the market too. Auction sign out the front now. Gorgeous, think I might pick up the world’s most gorgeous holiday house!

    Jason says:

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