Thursday, May 3, 2012


Just looking through some of the amazing finalists in the 2012 Houses Awards.  So loving this entry above, Azuris on Hamilton Island by Renato D’Ettorre Architects.  Betting they don't have children however!

"The design of the house responds to its spectacular location near the edge of the ocean and its site falling steeply away towards the water’s edge on Hamilton Island. simple, clean spaces are carved out of robust masonry, ensuring longevity and low future maintenance in the sub-tropical climate. the design philosophy is based upon the emphasis on the eternal elements of sun, sea and air in combination with the materials’ textural quality and honesty which makes the house invisible from the surrounds. internal spaces wrap themselves around water and courtyards, capturing not only ocean views but also inward looking private vistas."

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