The Beach House By Alexander Symes Essay

1654 Words Apr 16th, 2016 7 Pages
Located south of Sydney, Australia, the beach town of Austinmer is home to some unique and beautiful beach homes. The Austinmer Beach House designed by Alexander Symes of Australia, is an incredible beach home that sits up high on the coast of the Tasman Sea. The family beach home consists of: a “floating box” living space that sits on top of concrete pillars, a ground floor that contains the majority of the community space, and an underground loggia that opens out to a beautiful sub-terranian courtyard. From low energy LED lighting systems to a bedroom with the most envy inspiring ocean view, the Austinmer Beach House is an architectural and environmental masterpiece. View from Southwest
Being that the Beach House sits right along the ocean, the microclimate here is very much subject to nature’s mercy. According to Yahoo Weather’s climate history for Austinmer, the annual average temperature ranges between 16ºC and 23ºC. This equates to roughly 60º F to 75º Fahrenheit. With rain pouring close to forty days of the year, and keeping in mind the beachfront location, the house experiences a great deal of moisture and salt-spray [1]. For this reason, included in an advanced home user guide is notification of when the house requires a high-pressure hose-down of the exterior materials to make sure that they do not weather and deform. This is just one of the many “smart-house” features included in the structure, we will get into more detail later on. Floor Plan View…

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