Little Austinmer Beach House 

Sited in a beautiful position bookended by the beach and the Illawarra escarpment, the brief was to adapt the existing dwelling into a high performance, sustainable family home. To achieve this, as much of the existing dwelling was retained for re-use, harmoniously working with new, high recycled content and low environmental impact materials externally and internally. The high performance thermal envelope includes high transparency glass to appreciate the amazing surrounding views and insulation to minimise on going heating and cooling. High-light windows which frame long horizontal views are shaded by an effortlessly thin roof which appears to hover when illuminated.

Photography by Peter Hyatt.