Characterized by a balmy, temperate climate, the seaside Australian town Mount Martha couldn’t be a better site for this oceanfront home that opens itself to the sea breeze. OLA Studio, the firm behind the project, touts a strong commitment to passive thermal efficiency, exemplified by this project’s strategic planning and choice of materials. The four-bedroom, timber-clad home faces south to receive constant daylight and cross-ventilation via operable windows and a creative lighting scheme.
Teeland Architects designed this modern home on Australia’s Sunshine Coast in order to maximize views of the Pacific Ocean to the east as well as the surrounding forest to the north.
This home in the village of Fairhaven gazes over the area’s longest beach and an open sea that stretches all the way to Antarctica.
Embedded in the rugged southern Australian landscape, this richly furnished house comprises three volumes connected by a sweeping rhomboid roof. A Clement Meadmore Sling chair provides a favorite vantage point for sipping coffee while looking out at Hanging Rock.
With a large glass door from Capral that opens completely to the elements, this lake house on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula becomes part of the landscape.