AO24 / WYE RIVER HOUSE

YEAR: 2016-2020
LOCATION: WYE RIVER, VIC
PROGRAM: PRIVATE HOUSE
SIZE: 220m2
STATUS: BUILT

BUILDER: BASEBUILD CONSTRUCTIONS
STRUCTURE: WEBB CONSULT
STRUCTURE: SIMON ANDERSON CONSULTANTS
GEOTECH: AGR GEOSCIENCES

WINDOWS: SALTHOUSE WINDOWS & DOORS
JOINERY: KDS CABINETS
ELECTRICAL: KIZZ ELECTRICAL
ROOFING: AUS ROOFING GROUP
CLADDING: CEMINTEL BARESTONE
FURNITURE: DARCEY JAMES DESIGNS, ARTEK, THONET

This project is a private residence located in Wye River, a small coastal town located along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria.

Our clients has a long historical connection to the Wye River, with a family connection to a man named Paddy, one of the original builders who constructed many of the towns early Fibro Beach Shacks, along with the path which connects Wye River with the neighbouring town of Separation Creek. This family connection to the built fabric of the town along with our own interest in using typology as a reference for design, lead to an exploration of simple materials, rational forms and a careful carelessness that the original Beach Shack typology embodies.

The proposed concept consists of 4 connected ‘Living Rooms’ joined by an enfilade, the careful positioning of the blade walls and window openings, creates privacy and reinforces the identity and function of each room within an essentially open plan.