Building Of The Day: The Little Beach House That Could
December 12, 2012
The Florida Beach House is not, contrary to what you might initially think, in Florida, but in Australia. (In Florida Beach, Australia, duh.) The name aside, the handsome house comprises a glass pavilion containing the living space; this tidy volume is tucked underneath a stylized, angular canopy whose zigzag profile references a design by Jorn Utzon. The north and south facades are deeply inset from the edge of the overhang, creating bands of deck space on either side. The house’s sculptural silhouette mimics the sand dunes of the beach in the foreground and can be spotted from quite a distance on the ocean. See more of this project in the Architizer database here.
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