Tropical Beach House

Tropical Beach House

Architect
Renato D’Ettorre Architects
Location
Queensland, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2011
Category
Private Houses
Willem Rethmeier

Tropical Beach House

Renato D’Ettorre Architects as Architects

A small one bedroom 100 x 100 m2 beach house.This Beach House, located on a remote tropical island is designed with minimum effort and to have maximum flexibility to control the three elements of light, air and water.Virtually the entire structure opens out onto the natural environment allowing the landscape to blend seamlessly with the living spaces including the bedroom and bathroom : an invigorating and healthy exchange between nature and its owners.Retractable timber shutters made from low-maintenance native hardwoods that will age and eventually blend in with the surrounding tropical landscape. and sliding glass doors shield against the extremes of intense heat, torrential rains and humidity. Solid walls have been dispensed with in order to achieve maximum openness allowing as much air in as possible.The entirely white interior gives a cool contrast to the exterior heat. 


The steeply pitched ceiling, capped with a traditional roof ventilator, allows accumulated hot air in the roof space to escape. This ventilation system combined with ceiling fans makes air conditioning needless despite it’s tropical location.

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