Alcorn St Beach House 2

Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park, Byron Bay

This building was a result of a strong collaborative process between architect and client.

The client had a well resolved brief, this combined with site restraints and views, led to the resolved layout.

Structurally the building was approached as a light weight structure that is bolted together, as the council requires buildings on the beach side of Alcorn street to be demountable.

The client was also instrumental in the material selection, preferring metal cladding and low maintenance materials, with timber to be kept to a minimum.

The building employs passive solar principals. The slab on the lower level acts as a solar heat sink cooling temperatures during summer and is heated by the sun during winter. High level windows on the upper floor allows hot air to leave the building whilst enabling good cross ventilation.

The resulting building is light filled and airy, with a comfortable internal temperature all year round.



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