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Perched above the dunes | Beach Houses 2013

The materials used for the house are treated quite differently on each level. The lower level is made of reinforced concrete. The upper level comprises a steel frame, expansive tinted glass, timber cladding and stone. 

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“The materials pick up the colours of the surrounds. The limestone was quarried locally. And the western red timber will eventually turn a silvery grey, like the trunks of these trees” says Gionfriddo, pointing to the twisted tea trees.

As the site was excavated, the entrance to the house is on the first level.

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