ribbed timber screens protect australian house from subtropical sun and rain

ribbed timber screens protect australian house from subtropical sun and rain

timber screens adorn the facade of bombaLa house

 

Designed by Sealand Architects, the Bombala residence nestles on the scenic Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. The house fosters a connection between its occupants and the surrounding environment through large sliding glass doors and windows that open to the outdoors. Bespoke window hoods and timber screens adorn the ribbed facade of the residence, offering protection from the subtropical sun and rain. The material palette enhances the sense of space and provides a calm atmosphere. Embracing the site’s irregularity, the residence includes shaded outdoor areas on both sides and a central courtyard garden, providing shelter or sun depending on the time of day and season.

ribbed timber screens protect australian house from subtropical sun and rain
all images by David Chatfield

 

 

sealand architects makes australian living accessible

 

Bombala opens onto a central courtyard garden with a pool and outdoor shower, creating a private space for relaxation and entertainment. The design by Sealand Architects prioritizes accessibility and adaptability, with the ground level being wheelchair accessible. The garage, living areas, and a second main bedroom are all on this level without steps. This thoughtful layout ensures that the clients can comfortably age in place. The upper-level bedroom suite provides flexibility for accommodating a relative or carer in the future if needed. 

 

The interior design addresses creating a double-height living space with good acoustics. The designers introduce a timber batten ceiling with acoustic panels to ensure the space is quiet, with no echo. This results in a visually appealing and acoustically pleasing open living area. The clients appreciate their home, which allows them to enjoy long lunches with friends and family, watch boats on the water, or have drinks by the pool. 

ribbed timber screens protect australian house from subtropical sun and rain
timber screens shade expansive areas of glass from direct sun and create shadow patterns

ribbed timber screens protect australian house from subtropical sun and rain
bespoke window hoods protect from the subtropical sun and rain

ribbed timber screens protect australian house from subtropical sun and rain
outdoor living provides an intimate connection to the environment

ribbed timber screens protect australian house from subtropical sun and rain
the house embraces design simplicity and connection with nature

ribbed timber screens protect australian house from subtropical sun and rain
a refined palette of materials heightens the experience of space

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the timber batten ceiling with acoustic panels ensures the space is quiet

ribbed timber screens protect australian house from subtropical sun and rain
carefully positioned openings bring natural light into bathrooms

ribbed timber screens protect australian house from subtropical sun and rain
natural light and shadow create extraordinary spaces

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the house responds to the asymmetrical site by embracing irregularity and asymmetry

ribbed timber screens protect australian house from subtropical sun and rain
spaces are open and uncluttered

 

 

project info:

 

name: Bombala
designer: Sealand Architects | @sealandarchitects
design team: Kim Jong Sook, David Teeland 
location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia 
photographer: David Chatfield | @davidchatfield__

 

 

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edited by: thomai tsimpou | designboom

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