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Dune House Port Douglas

 

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Category
Residential
Year
2010
State
Queensland
City
Photographer
Derek Swalwell

The Dune project is a further study of the fundamental relationship that a building can have with its landscape and broader context.  In response to the brief the building program provides extensive accommodation, 4 dedicated bedrooms and a range of intimate and generous living spaces both internal and external.  Water is an element that is integral to this project.  The dwelling is a series of interconnected pavilions comprising two linear forms which surround a central living core.  The forms themselves are derived from a ‘plantation’ context with long, low rooflines.  The main living room is a spacious volume which overlooks water, a small, intimate lawn area to its immediate north connects the living and study to the landscape.  It provides a place for the bare foot to touch earth, an important activity in the context of the house and landscape connection.

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