Tropical Beach House QLD - Renato D'Ettorre Architects | ArchiPro

Tropical Beach House QLD

On a remote island off North Queensland, Australia this one-bedroom beach house has a simple plan contained within just 100 square meters.

Exposed to the extremes of tropical elements, the guiding principle was to incorporate glass against wind and rain and shutters for the heat and humidity.

The rooftop lantern allows for the upward and outward circulation of hot air and ventilation.  The house transforms when closed up for protection from cyclones, but still ventilates.

Materials are natural and where possible local. Low maintenance hardwood timbers and local basalt wrap around the concrete base.  Stone walls ground the structure in its native environment.  The aim is for the timber and stone to age and eventually blends in with the surrounding tropical landscape.

This house is designed for true indoor/outdoor living.

Completed 2011

Photographer: Willem Rethmeier

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