Sydney based Renato D’Ettorre Architects have created a slice of heaven on picturesque Hamilton Island.A series of connecting pavilions are positioned to harness views across the Coral Sea, with the material palette allowing the building to integrate with its surrounding bushlands.
As with Azuris, Solis overlooks the Coral Sea and faces the open waters on Queensland’s Hamilton Island. The sculptured concrete, stone and glass home opens the vast open plan indoor / outdoor living areas to integrate with the natural landscape, spatially orientated to capture views across out to the ocean, the residence is wrapped with a swimming pool and ponds, embracing the serenity of the Great Barrier Reef waterways.
An island holiday home overlooking the Coral Sea has been awarded top honours at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2012 Central Queensland Regional Architecture Awards.
“Azuris embodies a tropical ethos utilising heavy materials to frame spectacular views and to cocoon living and sleeping spaces interspersed by courtyards. The project unites modernist spatial principles with exceptional craftsmanship,” – The jury
“Designed as a refuge for relaxation and enjoying the sub-tropical weather, the modern pavilion responds to light, air and water while materials were chosen to complement their surrounding and withstand the harsh sub-tropical environment of high humidity, intense sun and wet season down pours.” – Jury Director, Michael Rayner
Renato D’Ettorre Architects:
The design of the house responds to its spectacular location near the edge of the ocean and its site falling steeply away towards the water’s edge on hamilton island. simple, clean spaces are carved out of robust masonry, ensuring longevity and low future maintenance in the sub-tropical climate. the design philosophy is based upon the emphasis on the eternal elements of sun, sea and air in combination with the materials’ textural quality and honesty which makes the house invisible from the surrounds. internal spaces wrap themselves around water and courtyards, capturing not only ocean views but also inward looking private vistas.
Project name: Azuris House
Location: Hamilton island, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates: -20.339320, 148.948934
- Type By Characteristic: Holiday House
- Type By Site: Island House, Ocean House
- Type By Size: Large House – (more than 650 sqm)
- Type By Materials: Concrete House
Floor Area: approx 750 – 800 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Completion Year: 2011
Client / Owner / Developer: Private
Architects: Renato D’Ettorre Architects – Renato D’Ettorre
Project Architect: Kristina Neveriova
Interior Designer: Belinda Brown
Project Team: Matt Liggins
Text Description: © Courtesy of Renato D’Ettorre Architects
Images: © Francesca Giovanelli