The ‘Beach Box Buddina’ is a modern day beach shack which uses 3 shipping containers as the primary structural building blocks.The end doors have been removed to make way for full glazing panels, surrounded with crisp white awnings to bring a modern feel and protect from the elements. Deck areas and an internalised roofed link tie the containers together and provide a touch of skillion roof beach house vernacular.The house has been exquisitely landscaped and furnished and is now available as a holiday rental for those looking for a bespoke beach vacation experience.
The primary objective was to deliver a modern house with a very simple method of construction and very modest budget with an architectural language that could be regarded as being both gritty and refined, and both urban and coastal.
Features such as full height glazing to the ends of the modules, hardwood timber cladding fins, plywood lined roof over the deck and the sleek white alpolic awnings, create a striking architectural composition. The plan arrangement of the 3 modules at splayed angles and separated from each other with linking decks and an internal sitting area, create a dynamic and playful series of spaces.
Distinctive landscaping features including extensive custom cut and painted sleepers, painted edge timber screen fences, and gabian blocks to the front footpath line, compliment the building and bring refinement to the project as a whole.
The Beach Box is a unique architectural project which has successfully utilised a very raw building module to create a building of surprising substance and refinement, and one which opens up absolutely to celebrate its oceanfront location.
Location: 92 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina
Architect/Practice: OGE Group Architects
Builder: PJP Constructions
Structural & Civil Engineer: SCG Consulting Engineers
Landscape Architect: James Birrell Design Lab
Building Certifier: Building Surveying Professionals Queensland
Photographer: Eason Creative / Down The Rabbit Hole