Gull House, Byron Bay
WINNER NEW HOUSES 2016
Australian Institute of Architects NSW Country Division
The Gull House floats above Paterson Lane in Byron Bay. The House has views to the east over Tallow beach and to the north over the Bay. Predominantly in lightweight construction the different forms of the house connect with a combination of natural hardwood and fibre cement cladding. Complex shapes hover in the air and slowly stagger down the hill. External materials move from outside to inside. One of the major factors of the house is privacy from the surrounding houses. The use of solid balconies and screens give the house the feeling of a sanctuary even though it has neighbours all around.