Ocean Residence: A Beach House that Merges an Interior and Exterior Surrounding Landscape

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Ocean Residence is a weekend beach house located in Melbourne, Australia. It is a home for a semi-retired couple with a large family and frequent visits from corporate guests. Designed by FMD Architects, the house is oftentimes used to entertain numerous guests for extended stays and parties.

When designing the house, FMD was inspired by the concept proposed by Tony Hobba Architects. They then managed to develop the architectural and interior details for the Ocean Residence project.

The design team created an interior landscape that merges with the surrounding external landscape. They chose materials and colors that reflect the local environment and can counterbalance the intense blue of the nearby ocean in the process.

Natural timbers, texture tiles, local stone, and muted stones were selected to create an atmosphere that resembles the surrounding area. The paint and tile colors were chosen to reflect the deep oranges and reds in the local flora and stone.

The interiors are strikingly resembled the landscape to create a seamless relationship between the interior built form and nature. While the house is grand scale, the spaces are sophisticated and relaxed in addition to modular and flexible at the same time.

To celebrate the quality of local design within a global environment, the firm opted for balancing the selection of imported and local furniture as well as lighting and materials.

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Via FMD Architects