WATEGOS RESIDENCE

PROJECT INFO:

  • New Build
  • Completed 2015
  • Off grid power (10 kw)
  • Beeswax sealed timber and joinery
The Wategos House is located in a breathtaking beach-side suburb of Byron Bay. The project is a collaboration between client and architect where both parties were aligned in their values. The result is beautiful for being strong in design and built on sound sustainability values. 

CLIENT BRIEF:

To create a two storey, modern, concrete house that fits within the site context, minimises its impact on the neighbour’s views and creates architecture that is timeless and worthy of this special location. The clients also wanted a home that can function as two separate living spaces for both the clients and their kids as well as incorporating sustainable design principles and technologies.

SOLUTION:

The form of the house is a folded “S” shape that folds and houses 2 storeys within its folds and turns. This modern house stands strongly on the site, with the overarching concrete form wrapping around the entire beach façade and opening up to the view and beach. The design and the materials needed to address and withstand the harsh Australian and marine environment without much maintenance, hence the use of concrete, stone and hardwood throughout the whole house inside and out.

Awards

Architizer A+ Award –

Honoring the best Architecture, Spaces & Products 2016

ASIA PACIFIC PROPERTY AWARDS Highly Commended 2016-2017

 

Architecture Awards Residential Architecture – New House 2015

 

OTHER PROJECTS

WATEGOES RESIDENCE
COORABELL RESIDENCE
FERNLEIGH RESIDENCE
BANGALOW RESIDENCE
Zaher Architects COOPERS SHOOT Residence Exterior with Green Roof Byron Bay
COOPERS SHOOT RESIDENCE
SYDNEY PROJECTS
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P   :  (02) 66 849 408
M  :  0414 974 088
E   : ​contact@zaherarchitects.com.au

P   :  (02) 66 849 408
M  :  0414 974 088
E   : contact@zaherarchitects.com.au

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