Coachwood - A Noosa Nest


SGA Architectural Window Solutions ensured the products selected catered for the architect's ambitious design criteria

Yaringa; the mere sound of the word evokes images of rolling oceans and the swoop of gulls. In fact, the word is actually Aboriginal for ‘near the sea’. Perched on one of the highest beach-front properties in Sawtell, New South Wales, the site enjoys spectacular views of the ocean, breaking surf and coastal headlands, and is now home to a unique dwelling that perfectly encapsulates the tidal mood of its surrounds.

The clients’ brief to Chris Morrison of Morriarchi Architecture was to create a building with the ‘WOW’ factor. In response, architect Chris Morrison – himself a keen surfer - drew inspiration from the ocean to design an architectural masterpiece incorporating generous entertaining areas, plenty of natural sunlight, clean lines, and a wave-like façade created by the contours of the roof and wall.

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jirrima - Buderim Residence, Seamless Connection with Nature

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

This residential home has been designed by Chris Morrison from Morriarchi Architecture and is an exploration into minimal cantilevered building forms which capture the distant panoramic views of the ocean, Moreton Island and surrounding bush setting.

The residence’s minimal nature contracts against the properties natural setting but is softened by the use of natural landscaped elements and finishing materials of a domestic scale.

The extensive use of bi folding doors allow the living spaces to be seamlessly combined with outdoor entertaining areas, creating an open air living experience while enjoying the distant views. Breezway Altair Louvre Windows have been incorporated into the living spaces to help regulate cross flow ventilation and to further provide unobstructed views of the outdoor environment.

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