This project followed along from a previous project in Canberra with the same design literate adventurous clients. The site is located south of Malua Bay NSW with views over the spectacular surf Beach.

The beach house project involved the resolution of a many competing imperatives including significant bushfire issues, scenic coastal dictates, flora and fauna sensitivity, effluent disposal and multi-jurisdictional planning restraints.

These were overcome retaining the core aspects of the design which related to responding to the spectacular views and optimising solar orientation. .

McKenzie's beach house - views of of beach from living area

The form of a house can be read as a series of simple pavilions formed part of horizontal planes cantilevered over a narrow base. The intention was to express a feeling as if the dwelling were floating in the site and treading lightly.

The spectacular interiors were borne out of a collaboration and combination of the clients significant input, an overlay of innovative input from Rob Foster of Fink Design and TT’s Interior designer Deb Cook