This project comprises the renovation alteration and extension to a three storey 1970’s building which was originally designed as a duplex and later converted to a holiday house.
The steep semi-rainforest site sits at the end of Laguna Bay.

Project Name: Noosa Nest
Studio Name: Tim Ditchfield Architects
Completion date:2016
Location: Noosa Heads, Australia
Photography: Andrew Manson

5061 Noosa Nest by Tim Ditchfield Architects: Sheet 1
Exterior View of House ©Andrew Manson

The original building including a large pool and surrounding deck structure have been carefully positioned around mature size callitris pine trees, a large eucalypt and Poinciana tree. These trees have been retained and remain a key feature of the renovation project.
The lower level of the original building was gutted and the existing concrete columns and floors slabs were retained. The upper level was removed except for the suspended concrete floor slab.

5061 Noosa Nest by Tim Ditchfield Architects: Sheet 2
Dinning Space ©Andrew Manson

A key design consideration was to capitalise on stunning views to Noosa Main Beach, Laguna Bay and the hinterland at both levels. Large floor to ceiling slide away glass doors give the house a high level of transparency and an easy connection to outdoor living spaces.
A new parent’s bedroom retreat was added at tree top level and has a “Nest” like quality with panoramic views to Laguna Bay.
Adjustable vertical louvres, sliding slatted timber screens, sunhoods and large roof overhangs act as climate control devices.

5061 Noosa Nest by Tim Ditchfield Architects: Sheet 3
Bedroom ©Andrew Manson

External materials like black zinc cladding and timber boards have been used for low maintenance and to ensure the building is camouflaged with the forest environment when viewed from Noosa Main Beach.

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