Poised on a raised landscaped podium, the building’s ‘consolidated mass’ is punctured with a series of orchestrated openings to capture prevailing winds, filter sunlight and optimise outlooks to the adjacent marina and Whitsunday Islands. Encapsulating principles of the traditional ‘Queenslander’, generous verandah eaves, fixed sunshades and grand (automated) blinds provide refuge from the summer sun and wet-season downpours.
The house operates as a ‘large pavilion’, where interior spaces can be opened/closed via full-height internal/external doors to seamlessly connect one space to another. A minimal material palette with natural timbers, native tropical planting, and locally sourced stone bleed the site into its surrounds. The composition provides an inviting, relaxed and timeless setting that will cater for current and future generations.