Sky Lodges, Binna Burra

DM2 Architecture were commissioned to design a new accommodation model at Binna Burra Mountain Lodge which has been established for over 70 years.

Majestically perched 750 metres above sea level in the World Heritage Lamington National Park rain forest in South East Queensland, The Sky Lodges at Binna Burra Lodge are a group of four buildings, making up 12 dual key units. Commissioned to enhance the existing Heritage Listed lodge experience, they cater for both weekend family-orientated visitors, and mid-week conferencing groups. Sited on the north face edge of a steep ridge the units are individually anchored to the bedrock.

This solution maximises the opportunities provided by the location and its stunning vistas, while providing absolute privacy. The use of honest materials such as naturally fire-retardant hardwood timber, flat stone, copper and cement render allows the units to nestle into the forest surrounds, creating an atmosphere of peace and harmony while providing bush fire resistance and sound separation.

Casleyville & Binna Burra Mountain Lodge
Project value:
$6.0 million
Team members:
Jono Medhurst, Joshua Graham, Joel Rose
2013 Gold Coast & Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards House of the Year, Regional Commendation, and Peoples Choice Award