Mermaid Beach Residence

Mermaid Beach Residence

Architect
b.e architecture
Location
Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast 4218, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Private Houses
Andy Mac Pherson
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Bathroom & Laundry Benchtop - Sleek Concrete (4003)Caesarstone
Bedroom Flooring - Natural Velvet, Palomino, PintoDon Currie Carpets
Timber Flooring - Blanco WhiteHavwoods Flooring
Timber Flooring - American OakMarket Timbers
Kitchen & Master Ensuite Benchtop - Hasmal, Honed (TGPYM), Bathroom Walls & Floor - Toronto Tile 20-20Signorino
Joinery Thorughout - PortoVentech

Product Spec Sheet
Bathroom & Laundry Benchtop - Sleek Concrete (4003)
Bedroom Flooring - Natural Velvet, Palomino, Pinto
Timber Flooring - Blanco White
Timber Flooring - American Oak
Kitchen & Master Ensuite Benchtop - Hasmal, Honed (TGPYM), Bathroom Walls & Floor - Toronto Tile 20-20
Joinery Thorughout - Porto
by Ventech

Mermaid Beach Residence

b.e architecture as Architects

The Mermaid Beach Residence is a new family home positioned along a surf beach in Queensland. Working with clients with a strong appreciation of concrete, the building was designed primarily of exposed concrete internally, as well as externally, with the addition of operable timber shutters on the external windows.

photo_credit Andy Mac Pherson
Andy Mac Pherson

 

The architecture of the Mermaid Beach signifies permanence; a desire to stay and age, a dialogue between architecture and the intrinsic human desire and emotional need for permanence, or in other words; to put down roots. In contrast, the house itself is situated atop something that is impermanent, the beach; a place of erosion and movement.

photo_credit Andy Mac Pherson
Andy Mac Pherson

 

The region the residence is located in means that it has to contend with cyclonic winds and thunderstorms, as well as penetrating sunlight. This meant that the architecture had to speak to these fundamental considerations by means of providing privacy and protection from the often volatile weather conditions, while simultaneously being the opposite; a relaxed, open, sun-drenched family home that opens out directly on the beach.

photo_credit Andy Mac Pherson
Andy Mac Pherson

 

The materiality and architectural plan of the project is a result of these conversations, in harmony with the clients need for a timeless, functional family home.

photo_credit Andy Mac Pherson
Andy Mac Pherson

 

Material Used :

1. Market Timbers–Timber Flooring - American Oak

2. Havwoods– Timber Flooring -Blanco White

3. Don Currie Carpets–Bedroom Flooring - Natural Velvet, Palomino

4. Don Currie Carpets - Bedroom Flooring  - Natural Velvet, Pinto

5. Ventech– Joinery Thorughout -Porto

6. Signorino – Kitchen& Master Ensuite Benchtop - Hasmal, Honed (TGPYM)

7. Signorino – Bathroom Walls & Floor - Toronto Tile 20-20

8. Caesarstone – Bathroom & Laundry Benchtop - Sleek Concrete (4003)

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