Modern beach houses have come a long way from being simple shacks that allow you to enjoy the sun and the sand. Nestled on the south coast of New South Wales and overlooking the famous Gerringong beach this stunning house Down Under is all about becoming one with the landscape outside.
Trying to build a traditional and tranquil home in a modern city can be a challenging task. A classic Japanese home is often the best way to get around this problem. Bringing together the tried and tested design essentials of Japanese architecture and an elegant modern style the gorgeous in Nagano is a perfect example of the best of both worlds. Crafted with care by Studio Aula every element in the home reflects serenity simplicity and inherent care for the globally loved Japanese way of life.
Reclaimed decor can be found everywhere with old sofas washing machines retro lamps from the ’60s and vintage chairs that have been reupholstered making their presence felt. Every corner of the house features a furnishing that looks like a lovely DIY idea!
But the one aspect of this house that truly sets it apart from the rest is the array of green features that have been incorporated by the architects. Passive solar heating and cooling design naturally keeps the temperature inside moderate even during change of seasons. A high-efficiency boiler with a rooftop solar-thermal preheat a heat recovery system a rainwater harvesting system and energy-efficient lighting fixtures combine to save up on energy consumption.
Incorporating passive cooling techniques and blurring the lines between the indoors and the exterior the house actually encourages its residents to spend as much time away from the hustle and bustle of modern life as possible. With understated class frugality and eco-sensibility the Ozone House truly stands out from the pack!
Designed to meet the needs of a couple (both geologists who now mostly work from home) the residence embraces a relaxed and vibrant appeal. The color scheme is largely kept neutral with simple grays whites and warm wooden tones dominating the interior.
From a distance the ingenious roof reminds us of Japanese origami creations and transforms the otherwise simple nature retreat into a dramatic eye-catching structure that is set against an equally awe-inspiring tropical countryside.