Illabunda House

Angles in the trees

This new home was designed for an empty plot of land facing the foreshore at Malua Bay on the south coast of New South Wales. The main considerations for the design of the dwelling relate to streetscape, views of the ocean and foreshore reserve, the inside/outside relationship, privacy, solar orientation and slope.

Effort was made to ensure that this infill development had an appropriate scale to reflect the existing streetscape and retain some views for neighbours on the adjacent side of the street. The building adopts a single-storey approach with an articulated building form which demonstrates good manners in plugging a ‘long-time’ empty gap in the street. The building is appropriate in form and scale to its context.