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BDAV 2015 Building Design Awards

Beach House Sorrento

WinnerBest Unbuilt Project - Residential

Designer: Melbourne Design Studios Pty Ltd Builder: Rick Egan
Photographer: Ian Porter, Porter Digital Location: Sorrento, VIC
Web: www.melbournedesignstudios.com.au

This stunning beach house, fully documented, tendered and quoted, yet unbuilt, is an opportunity lost. The modern, folding form is designed to incorporate, transform and significantly expand the existing 1960’s beach-side shack. The folding roof form ‘cups’ the building and protects it from harsh westerly elements, yet opens fully towards the north (seaviews) and south (bushland). Extensive coastal views are captured from primary first floor living spaces and the master bedroom. The first-floor elements are designed to float (cantilever) above the ground floor providing a heightened sense of airiness and space. The documentation includes 3D modelling of both internal and external elevations that clearly illustrates a magnificent modern abode in an idyllic location.