Coastal architecture focuses on the use of simplistic yet innovative design techniques to create places that encourage a connection to the surrounding environment. Combining a strong attention to detail with the use of recycled materials, coastal sustainable development seeks to establish spaces that can expand and contract around guests, adapt to seasonal weather patterns, optimise solar orientation and maximise views. Coastal houses that link people and place, present an experience of the elements and celebrate the use of local materials demonstrate key elements of coastal modern architecture.

Thinking Big—Tiny House in the Bush

Issue 86

This tiny house in the bush meets a huge brief – artists’ residence, family getaway, meditation retreat and weekend rental – all in an utterly exquisite setting.