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Eco Luxury Resort: Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Eco Luxury Resort: Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The Southern Ocean Lodge is an extremely remote luxury lodge along the cliffs of Kangaroo Island in Australia. Twenty-one luxury suites commanding mesmerising views of the Southern Ocean cantilever along the coast, creating the ultimate fusion between a breathtaking wilderness setting and unbridled creature comforts.

The architect, Max Pritchard, a Kangaroo Island local, has created a building that follows the natural cliff line, the house has floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace and a freestanding timber bathtub with ocean views- a sleek eco-retreat that reflects and focuses on the open landscape...

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Damien Fletcher's curator insight, March 6, 2013 5:37 AM

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Maleny House by Bark Design Architects

Maleny House by Bark Design Architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The ‘Glass House Mountain House’ in Maleny, celebrates its site, perched on the edge of the remnant rim of the Glass House range, as well as the essence of its place – ‘sky and mountains’. Translated into a place of ‘glass and stone’ inextricably connected to its landscape it has qualities of being anchored, robust and earthbound as well as being transparent, light and floating.

Memorable to the experience is the ‘sanctuary’ of the courtyard space, whose edges are defined by ambiguous indoor outdoor thresholds of the transparent internal spaces, sitting between the refuge of a monumental basalt ‘Garden Wall’ and the broader natural volcanic landscape. Engaging with existing topography, orientation, views and vegetation, the house balances economy and fine craft.

It celebrates economical finishes, directness, authenticity, natural, textured and unadorned surfaces which are embroidered with highly crafted timber elements and pieces. Surfaces, finishes and details exhibit the Japanese concept of wabi sabi – the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete, allowed to weather and evolve with time...

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Coastal Residence by Boora Architects

Coastal Residence by Boora Architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

This coastal residence is an exploration in erasing boundaries between indoors and out. Sited on the Oregon Coast, the 2,865 square-foot home opens to the natural landscape with 180-degree views. The design employs a duality of openness and expansive views with spaces that are private and quiet.

The residence is organized in three parts, joined in U-shape formation around a central courtyard fronting the view.

The upper floor in the largest of the two buildings is extensively glass-walled. Windows crescendo from 8 to 15-feet tall at the most outward facing point. A large covered deck extends the indoor footprint by nearly an additional 1/3, joining the massing of the residence, framing an outdoor invisible wall. The lower level is more private, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a flex room–a space that converts open living area into a guest bedroom by pulling two eight-foot sliding hemlock accordion pocket panels to form walls. Native Shore Pines with a dwarfed growth habit shelter the lower level with privacy. On the upper level, the experience is one of suspension as one’s feet are just slightly above the treeline...

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