This home was a major inspiration behind the design of my own eco abode.
What I love most is the relationship this home has with its natural environment, with ocean at the front and lush natural bush to the rear. Tanner Kibble Denton Architects have achieved a design that gives the home a real sense of living with nature, with the house forming a rather posh tent.
As beach sites are often prone to strong winds the house has been structured as two living platforms, stacked vertically, enabling a layering of indoor and outdoor living spaces to achieve protection depending on wind directions and sun.
The interior use of various shades of green combined with timber flooring helps to ground the home in its natural surroundings, achieving a contemporary, light and airy beach house. Simple and stunning!
Sustainable features: rainwater water harvesting, solar passive design enabling no air conditioning and including careful attention to orientation, shading, ventilation and thermal mass.
[Photography by Lachlan Rowe (TKDA)]