Published: Brisbane News; Ocean Road Magazine; Green Magazine
Awards: 2013 Australian Institute of Architects Residential Architecture Multiple Housing State Award
2013 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Awards: House of the Year; People’s Choice Award; Regional Commendation; DAA Queensland Multi-Residential
“The architect has carefully crafted a complex brief into a thoughtful, contextual, sustainable and wonderful piece of conceptually rich architecture and legacy for its national park setting.” 2013 Australian Institute of Architects Jury Citation
Majestically perched 750 metres above sea level in the World Heritage Lamington National Park rainforest, the Sky Lodges at Binna Burra Lodge have served to reinvigorate the local area through increased tourism and engagement from the community. The four buildings, contain 12 dual key units, to cater for both family orientated visits and mid-week conference groups.
Situated on the north face of a steep ridge our design maximises the opportunities provided by the location and its stunning vistas taking in the lights of the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich at night, while providing absolute privacy for the occupants. 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.