Sunrise Beach House
Sunrise Beach, QLD
This house situated on the back dune at Sunshine Beach Noosa, settles into the sensitive coastal landscape and uses local plant material including Pandanus to complement the building and its wider landscape environs. The location is stunning and the landscape palette is simple, with water surrounding the building and the swimming pool visually connecting back to the sea. The large pieces of grey sandstone paving are offset by the grass ground plane. The emergent Pandanus creates and contrasts their sculptural organic forms with the clean geometric lines of the building.
This beach house avoids the preoccupation to hug the boundary to maximise sea views, instead a sequence of ocean vignettes are playfully screened and framed against the house and landscape.
The challenge for this site was that the property was newly subdivided and this house was one of the first to be constructed. In order to optimise privacy, and at the same time open up views, adjoining properties were modeled to second guess possible future sight lines. The brief required internal and external spaces to be able to cope with the prevailing breezes under a variety of conditions. Subsequently the envelop becomes almost infinitely switchable to enable alternate occupation of the inside and outside areas.
2007 RAIA Sunshine Coast Regional Building of the Year Award
2007 RAIA Sunshine Coast Regional Commendation
2007 RAIA QLD State Award, Residential Category