Timber is a major design element that was woven through the design’s material tapestry. The house comprises three solid volumes loosely wrapped in a timber skin. Volumes of spotted gum Tongue & Groove Cladding makes an appearance on the exterior, which has been left to grey in the coastal elements.
Accoriding to Winter Architecture, the materials selected for Bermagui House tell an evocatively nuanced story. Externally, the deliberate weathering of timber cladding and dune-like landscaping reflect its rugged context. Interiors feature a carefully curated palette of white surfaces, soft sand, timbers and robust brickwork; an elegant minimalist iteration of rockpools, beaches and cliffs nearby.
“One thing about the coast is its cold and can be rough and windy. The house is like a beacon that you can come to, to feel sheltered without being disconnected from the landscape,””
Product specifications - Exterior Cladded Walls
|Tongue & Groove Cladding
|Queenscliff, 138x19mm, 88x19mm, 68x19mm
|Cutek Clear Oil
2022 Shortlist – Australian Institute of Architects NSW Country – Residential Architecture – Houses (New) Category