Tropical Houses – Living in Paradisedsdsd

Widely published, our Marcus Beach House project has made the front  cover of Braun Publishings ‘Tropical Houses – Living in Paradise’ publication. The six page article is filled with wonderful photography courtesy of Christopher Frederick Jones.

Sited 250 meters away from Marcus Beach, Sunshine Coast, the basic ‘pavilion’ plan was sketched out in the sand during an early site visit. A simple diagram of two timber pavilions placed either side of a venerable 50 year old Morton Bay Ash ensures that the tree takes centre stage to the scale, proportions and life of the house around it.

Celebrating its natural, coastal setting, the house provides its occupants with an inextricable link to the landscape. Exploring ideas of lightness, layers of transparency and integrating indoor / outdoor living within dynamic patterns of light and shadow, the Marcus Beach house is a simple frame to enable a contemporary coastal lifestyle to unfold within a very special landscape.