Pacific House

Pacific House

Architect
Gockel Architects
Location
Sunshine Beach, Queensland, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Private Houses
Andy Macpherson
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Doors & Windows: Vantage Aluminum Magnum SeriesAWS Australia
Magnum Series
Roofing: Shale GreyLysaght
TRIMDEK®
Stone cladding: Rapa Nui Natural Free Form StoneStone Style
Rapa Nui
Downstairs Flooring: Burnished ConcreteBev Jenner Constructions
Facade cladding: BGC Vertical Joint Fibre CementBGC Concrete
Upstairs Flooring: Whitewashed American OakQueensland Timber Flooring

Product Spec Sheet
Doors & Windows: Vantage Aluminum Magnum Series
Magnum Series by AWS Australia
Roofing: Shale Grey
TRIMDEK® by Lysaght
Stone cladding: Rapa Nui Natural Free Form Stone
Rapa Nui by Stone Style
Downstairs Flooring: Burnished Concrete
Facade cladding: BGC Vertical Joint Fibre Cement
Upstairs Flooring: Whitewashed American Oak

Pacific House

Gockel Architects as Architects

Located a short walk from Sunshine Beach, this home is designed for a young family with two children who fully embrace the coastal lifestyle.

The brief for this home was to accommodate to the varying and evolving needs of a family beach house whilst thoughtfully responding to the stringent town planning parameters. Additionally, there was a strong desire for the home to passively regulate the internal temperatures.

photo_credit Andy Macpherson
Andy Macpherson

The house is arranged around a central courtyard, that allows natural light and ventilation to penetrate deep into the plan. The ground floor is orientated inwards to create privacy in this urban setting. On the boundary elevations the glazing is primarily high level to further emphasis this planning approach.

photo_credit Andy Macpherson
Andy Macpherson

The double height living room with sunken lounge is the heart of the home. This room has the qualities of both an indoor & outdoor space and is flexible in its functionality. Full height glazing opens to the courtyard on one side and the outdoor dining & back yard on the other blurring the lines between inside & out. The free form natural stone wall accentuates these qualities extending beyond the room in both directions.

photo_credit Andy Macpherson
Andy Macpherson

The upper floor is split into two wings at the stairs. One end is a dedicated area for the children. The other end accommodates an expansive master suite with ocean views.

The material palette is a carful mix of bold, solid elements offset by lighter & warmer materials. These materials consist of burnished concrete floors, expressed off form concrete, whitewashed oak timbers, integrated soft furnishings and free form natural stone. The harsh coastal environment and desire for low maintenance were also influential factors in material selections.  

photo_credit Andy Macpherson
Andy Macpherson

The aesthetic of the home leans towards modernist architectural principals with clean lines, self-finishing materials, and abundant use of glazing. This is thoughtfully balanced with existing trees complemented with the planting of additional native species.

Material Used:
1. Facade cladding: BGC Vertical Joint Fibre Cement 
2. Stone cladding: Stone Style Rapa Nui Natural Free Form Stone 
3. Downstairs Flooring: Burnished Concrete by Bev Jenner Constructions
4. Upstairs Flooring: Queensland Timber flooring Whitewashed American Oak 
5. Doors&Windows: AWS Australia Vantage Aluminum Magnum Series   
6. Roofing: Lysaght Trimdek Shale Grey

photo_credit Andy Macpherson
Andy Macpherson
photo_credit Andy Macpherson
Andy Macpherson
photo_credit Andy Macpherson
Andy Macpherson
photo_credit Andy Macpherson
Andy Macpherson
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