The old shack here was a real favourite of the area. Yet behind all those charming battens was a house lined inside and out in asbestos sheet. It was sad to see her go...
This project set out to make a new dwelling that gave reference to the old, and could withstand the harsh coastal conditions for many future generations with little upkeep. Staring out to sea and yet surrounded by beach-goers and passers-by, the building takes a prismatic and textured form to buffer the outside with crafted openings to selectively engage and protect.
The collective working relationship formed between the owners, the builder and us, conjured an extra layer of integrity to this building. The detailing was thorough and intricate, the material selection inherently tough and resilient, and it's construction largely enjoyable and rewarding.
Barnacle Studio practices in the land of the Wodi Wodi peoples of the Dharawal nation. We acknowledge the traditional (first custodians) of this country where our projects are made, and where these materials come from. We recognise their continued connection to land and waters, culture, past, present and future generations.