Coolum Bays Beach House is designed by Aboda Design Group. The beach house is located in the beautiful Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia. It has clean yet dramatic lines, impresive durable materials and sustainable elements such as passive cooling and LED lighting. This house is remarkable, having a modern design and provides comfort and warmth in the family soul.
The designers added clean, simple, durable, generally low maintenance materials due to the exposure to the coastal weather, which is destructive, particularly from the south east. Other materials selected for the coolum bays beach house included fibre cement cladding, polymer rendered blockwork, sealed off-form concrete, aluminium and polycarbonate feature awning, steel roofing, aluminium windows, feature tiled walls, cedar battens screens, with hardwood decking, hardwood flooring and porcelain tiles internally.
The unfinished concrete, stone and wire gabions, textured tile wall cladding and rough sawn timbers were selected as they were in keeping with the exposed, raw nature of the site and for their strong contrast to the refined finish of the crisp white render, aluminium and glass. The coolum Bays Beach House has sun control devices (large overhangs, operable blades, cedar batten screens) all control solar heat gain whilst maintaining views and ventilation. Low energy LEDs are used almost exclusively throughout the home. Rainwater is harvested from rooftops and stored in a 22KL rainwater tank constructed below the pool and used throughout the home. Photovoltaic array and heat pump water heaters installed. For more read here.
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