Murray Beach Integrated Residential
Lake Macquarie, New South Wales
Lots 15-21 at Murrays Beach presented an opportunity to provide built form to the main entry spine of the residential precinct. BDA designed and documented 10 houses within this superlot, with the use of six basic building footprints.The challenge was to provide simple plans with a degree of modularization within the established building envelopeson each site, and also take into account the variety of slope gradients. The building forms reflect the principles of the Murrays Beach Design Essentials in the use of lightweight materials, response to natural gradients and the retention of key vegetation. Emphasis was also placed on achieving contemporary built forms whilst fitting into the natural habitat with natural materials and tones.