Expansive views over surrounding lush rainforest and districts

07 Sep 2014

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.”

Extract: The Institute of Architects

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