The beach house in Playa Las Lomas del Mar was designed and built in difficult plot conditions: 8 meters high sandy and rocky hill with a curved shape. The house has beautiful view to the Pacific Ocean and the beach from the master bedroom, guest bedrooms, as well as from the social areas.
Design: Vertice Arquitectos
The design idea of the beachfront house was to reinterpret the local building tradition - use of wood as a primary building material - the expression of lining, cladding, structure and joinery in an unique and raw way. The unadorned timber, a renewable and sustainable resource, provides a link to surrounding nature. The living room is open to the sun and the outside, a metaphorical campsite or tent, while the berooms are cool and enclosed. The large fireplace allows heating in cold wheather and the movable bath and open bathroom allows the rituals of bathing and showering to become close to nature. Awards: NZIA Local Award 2003; NZIA Supreme Award 2004; NZIA New Zealand Award 2004; NZ Home & Entertaining Home of the Year Winner 2003; NZ Home & Entertaining Home of the Decade Winner 1996-2005; 2003 Origin Timber Design Award for Architectural Excellence
Design: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Photos: Patrick Reynolds
The Malibu Beach House (California) consists of two separate buildings: guesthouse and main house, the grasses and sand are allowed into an entry courtyard as an extension of the beach landscape. The beach houses are clad in teak wood, which also repeats inside as ceiling and floor finishes.
Design: Richard Meier & Partners Architects