The Beach Gully House, Aireys Inlet (02/2012 - 05/2014)
A new modern contemporary 2 storey family beach house, on a moderately sloping vacant site. The dwelling incorporates solar passive design principles and take advantage of the available Ocean views ranging from the South to the South East.
The residence has been considered as a continually evolving object within the landscape, as the timbers that surround the building age, the dwelling will meld into the landscape. The open carport enables the building to float providing lightness to the building. Visual bulk is also reduced via articulation of the form and a combination of glazing and balustrade screening. The proposal is of high architectural standard and is well considered.
Energy Efficiency: Morning and afternoon decks are provided at level 1. Windows have been positioned under eaves and with shade screening for passive solar design. The glazing is also to take advantage of potential views and avoid the use of artificial lighting in daylight hours. Substantial eaves and a folded down roof are incorporated into the design on the western edge, preventing the intrusion of invasive western light and heating during summer evenings. Good cross ventilation is achieved via openable doors & windows in habitable rooms and at either end of living spaces.