WATTLEBIRD

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A holiday home in the bushland to the west of the Gold Coast, with a brief that included fire survival, maintenance from irregular use, insect infestation, all amidst a massive accumulation of big gum trees. This has evolved into a particularly serene, stepped and narrowly linear design resolution, with an atmosphere of hanging in space, resonating with nature, amongst the full amenity of sustainable systems and excellent fittings and furnishings.

The photographs seek to show an entry threshold by the kitchen and dining, serving as an internal verandah to a main bbq deck, and dividing the living area and the spare guest sitting and sleeping accommodation

The site is one where the falls from the street are significantly great, yet establish the opportunity to float the available views from beyond the entry bridge, to the full elevation of all the habitable rooms.

The building is elongated along the contours, and for the view and solar control, opening to the wide aspect, with a shared and legible division of essential and comfort oriented internal spaces and uses.

The full residence width being that of a single large room establishes end zones as privatised areas whilst forming a minor yet highly visible and visual street elevations.

The central nexus links to ground level for parking and storage, with future additions available, while the residence maintains a streetscape within Council planning constraints, affording an enduring yet distinct and qualitative expression.

MULDER + KENNEDY ARCHITECTS0419 726 717[email protected]131 Midmay St Fairfield Q 4103

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