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Redlum – Wye River house

Shortlist – 2021



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After the bushfire destroyed the family home in 2015, the rebuild of this coastal dwelling uses the vernacular beach shack typology as a reference for design. The project aimed to explore simple materials, rational forms and a ‘careful carelessness’ in order to create a modern (bushfire compliant) fibro beach shack.

The project was one of three pro bono projects undertaken by MGAO after the bushfires. Its clients have a long historical connection to the Wye River, with a family connection to a man named Paddy Harrington, one of the original builders who constructed many of the town’s early fibro beach shacks.

Photo Credits: Paul Hermes