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White Stone
White Stone
Element Property Group
Peter Taylor
Inspiration for a small modern backyard patio in Brisbane with tile and a roof extension.
Hawthorne
Hawthorne
Saunders Building Company Pty Ltd
Caco Photography
This is an example of a large beach style backyard pool in Brisbane with a pool house.
Beach House at Avoca Beach by Architecture Saville Isaacs
Beach House at Avoca Beach by Architecture Saville Isaacs
Architecture Saville Isaacs
Courtyard - Sand Pit Beach House at Avoca Beach by Architecture Saville Isaacs Project Summary Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ The core idea of people living and engaging with place is an underlying principle of our practice, given expression in the manner in which this home engages with the exterior, not in a general expansive nod to view, but in a varied and intimate manner. The interpretation of experiencing life at the beach in all its forms has been manifested in tangible spaces and places through the design of pavilions, courtyards and outdoor rooms. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ A progression of pavilions and courtyards are strung off a circulation spine/breezeway, from street to beach: entry/car court; grassed west courtyard (existing tree); games pavilion; sand+fire courtyard (=sheltered heart); living pavilion; operable verandah; beach. The interiors reinforce architectural design principles and place-making, allowing every space to be utilised to its optimum. There is no differentiation between architecture and interiors: Interior becomes exterior, joinery becomes space modulator, materials become textural art brought to life by the sun.   Project Description Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ The core idea of people living and engaging with place is an underlying principle of our practice, given expression in the manner in which this home engages with the exterior, not in a general expansive nod to view, but in a varied and intimate manner. The house is designed to maximise the spectacular Avoca beachfront location with a variety of indoor and outdoor rooms in which to experience different aspects of beachside living. Client brief: home to accommodate a small family yet expandable to accommodate multiple guest configurations, varying levels of privacy, scale and interaction. A home which responds to its environment both functionally and aesthetically, with a preference for raw, natural and robust materials. Maximise connection – visual and physical – to beach. The response was a series of operable spaces relating in succession, maintaining focus/connection, to the beach. The public spaces have been designed as series of indoor/outdoor pavilions. Courtyards treated as outdoor rooms, creating ambiguity and blurring the distinction between inside and out. A progression of pavilions and courtyards are strung off circulation spine/breezeway, from street to beach: entry/car court; grassed west courtyard (existing tree); games pavilion; sand+fire courtyard (=sheltered heart); living pavilion; operable verandah; beach. Verandah is final transition space to beach: enclosable in winter; completely open in summer. This project seeks to demonstrates that focusing on the interrelationship with the surrounding environment, the volumetric quality and light enhanced sculpted open spaces, as well as the tactile quality of the materials, there is no need to showcase expensive finishes and create aesthetic gymnastics. The design avoids fashion and instead works with the timeless elements of materiality, space, volume and light, seeking to achieve a sense of calm, peace and tranquillity. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ Focus is on the tactile quality of the materials: a consistent palette of concrete, raw recycled grey ironbark, steel and natural stone. Materials selections are raw, robust, low maintenance and recyclable. Light, natural and artificial, is used to sculpt the space and accentuate textural qualities of materials. Passive climatic design strategies (orientation, winter solar penetration, screening/shading, thermal mass and cross ventilation) result in stable indoor temperatures, requiring minimal use of heating and cooling. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ Accommodation is naturally ventilated by eastern sea breezes, but sheltered from harsh afternoon winds. Both bore and rainwater are harvested for reuse. Low VOC and non-toxic materials and finishes, hydronic floor heating and ventilation ensure a healthy indoor environment. Project was the outcome of extensive collaboration with client, specialist consultants (including coastal erosion) and the builder. The interpretation of experiencing life by the sea in all its forms has been manifested in tangible spaces and places through the design of the pavilions, courtyards and outdoor rooms. The interior design has been an extension of the architectural intent, reinforcing architectural design principles and place-making, allowing every space to be utilised to its optimum capacity. There is no differentiation between architecture and interiors: Interior becomes exterior, joinery becomes space modulator, materials become textural art brought to life by the sun. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/
Hunter Hill
Hunter Hill
Fig Landscapes
Jessica Ann
Inspiration for a large contemporary backyard patio in Sydney with a pergola.
Waters Edge Custom
Waters Edge Custom
NJR Studios
This is an example of a large beach style deck in Sydney.
Alfresco Living
Alfresco Living
Donna Guyler Design
Donna Guyler Design
This is an example of a large beach style backyard patio in Gold Coast - Tweed with a roof extension and decking.
The Suburban Farmhaus
The Suburban Farmhaus
Howes & Homes Designs
The Suburban Farmhaus //⁠ ⁠ A hint of country in the city suburbs. What a joy it was working on this project together with talented designers, architects & builders.⁠⠀ ⁠ The design seamlessly curated, and the end product bringing the clients vision to life perfectly.⁠ Architect - @arcologic_design⁠ Interiors & Exteriors - @lahaus_creativestudio⁠ Documentation - @howes.and.homes.designs⁠ Builder - @sovereignbuilding⁠ Landscape - @jemhanbury⁠ Photography - @jody_darcy⁠
Blackburn
Blackburn
Inspiring Landscape Solutions by Parveen Dhaliwal
Rebuilt brick path to entrance of house with arbour and modern sculpture. Mix of perennial planting and exotics housed within a formal border.
Inspiration for a large traditional front yard full sun garden for spring with brick pavers.
merton RESIDENCE Master Suite
merton RESIDENCE Master Suite
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Master suite balcony by MAYD Photography by Dylan James Photography
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary balcony in Melbourne with a roof extension and metal railing.
Sandringham Garden | Nadia Gill Landscape Architect, Nish Photography
Sandringham Garden | Nadia Gill Landscape Architect, Nish Photography
Nadia Gill Landscape Architect
Sandringham Garden - outdoor lounge area
This is an example of a mid-sized contemporary backyard and ground level deck in Melbourne with a roof extension.
Bellevue Hill
Bellevue Hill
sticks and stones Landscape Design
Interior designer Alexandra Kidd Photographer Pablo Veiga
Inspiration for a large mediterranean patio in Sydney with concrete pavers and a roof extension.
Graffiti House
Graffiti House
Durack Architects
Large industrial courtyard patio in Sydney.
Ridge
Ridge
D Pearce Constructions Pty Ltd
Photo of a large contemporary patio in Brisbane with an outdoor kitchen, tile and a roof extension.
HYDE PARK
HYDE PARK
365 Studio
Inspiration for a large contemporary backyard rectangular lap pool in Adelaide with decking.
Oakleigh East
Oakleigh East
Intrinsic Landscapes
A well-planned design was instrumental to achieving this stunning landscape in Oakleigh East, combined with bespoke materials and a top-of-the-line spa. Individual elements were carefully constructed to complete the ultimate outdoor entertainment area, but a strong native theme runs throughout the project to pull it all together. The sprawling ironbark deck overlooks a gum tree filled reserve and boasts an impressive bar bench custom made from a reclaimed 1920’s ironbark beam with original posts and fittings. A large ironbark shelter has been constructed for the BBQ/smoker and is clad in leaf patterned laser cut screens. More screens are found behind the outdoor shower and throughout the garden which illustrate stencils of flora and even a playful platypus. Two outstanding features of the entertainment area are the custom round hydrotherapy mineral plunge pool and mirroring stone paved fire pit seating area. They sit next to each other like yin and yang, capturing the complementary beauty of natural elements – fire, water, stone, wood. Steps lead down to a pretty kitchen garden, set within steppers, pebbles and creeping plants in the lower area which is concealed from most other areas of the landscape. A strategic garden lighting system brings the project to life at night. It highlights the features in the garden and creates a beautiful and inviting view from inside the house, tempting you out to enjoy the space all year long.
Bonaventure
Bonaventure
Lindon Homes Pty Ltd
Rear External Elevation with Outdoor Living and Tiled Swimming Pool.
Photo of a large contemporary pool in Brisbane.
Turramurra House
Turramurra House
Bawtree Design | Architecture + Interiors
outdoor room with kitchen, bbq, servery window
Mid-sized beach style deck in Sydney.
Luxury swimming
Luxury swimming
Lindon Homes Pty Ltd
Three story home with Resort style pool.
Design ideas for a large contemporary custom-shaped pool in Brisbane with tile.
Brighton
Brighton
Borland Architecture
Lots of glazing to seamlessly connect the family zones to the pool and garden. Solid architectural styling which gives a real sence of permanence.
Photo of a large contemporary backyard rectangular aboveground pool in Melbourne with natural stone pavers.
Contemporary Fresh
Contemporary Fresh
McMillan Design
Mid-sized scandinavian backyard deck in Other with a pergola.
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