Expansive views over surrounding lush rainforest and districts
The State’s highest residential housing award, the Robin Dods Award for Residential Housing, went to a single house in a bush setting – the Loucas Zahos Architects-designed Tewantin Retreat, set on 100 acres with expansive views over surrounding lush rainforest and districts. The house features living spaces centred around an outdoor loggia, which is in turn centres on an enormous existing fig tree.
“The plan exploits to maximum advantage those available views and enables high quality natural ventilation throughout the house,’ the jury said. “Modest materials with sophisticated detailing and a sensitivity to the maintenance of an intimate scale for such a large house contribute to a powerful sense of place.”
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At Loucas Zahos, it is our approach that sets us apart – quality with commercial success. As a results driven service, ideas are our currency and a challenge always represents the opportunity for strategic growth and design. It is this mind-set that has enabled us to continually break new ground and remain at the forefront of our industry for more than two decades. >