94 - The Beach Box

94 - The Beach Box

Image courtesy of Gavin Hestelow

Inspired by the humble beach shack, this modern home makes various contextual references to its beachside location and uses a contemporary representation of the materials, textures and architectural features of a traditional beach shack.  Home of architect Gavin Hestelow, the design consists of two individual buildings representing private and public realms linked by a 15 meter gallery and a central courtyard.

The living area is a grand volume with expansive glazing onlooking the suburbs famous Norfolk Pines. It has a high angular floating roof form with timber lined ceilings complimented by the use of bronze glazing which reduces glare and produces a soft internal light tone. The sleeping house is a wrapped in a bronze external screen which conceals a number of the windows.

OPENING HOURS
Saturday 12th November – 10am-5pm

ADDRESS
17a Chamberlain Street, Cottesloe

TOUR TYPE
Guided (no booking required)

YEAR BUILT
2016

ARCHITECT
Gavin Hestelow

WEBSITE
http://www.weststyle.com.au/thebeachbox

 

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