Balnarring Beach House, Mornington Peninsula Real Estate, Melbourne Residence, Property Photos

Balnarring Beach House, Mornington Peninsula

17 Aug 2020

Balnarring Beach House

Design: Simon Couchman Architects

Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Balnarring Beach House, Victoria

Balnarring Beach House

Photos by Christine Francis

Balnarring Beach House, Victoria

Balnarring Beach House is constructed as a series of sheltered north facing courtyards with large bi-folding glass doors to connect or divide indoor and outdoor space. The building is used year-round so creating sunny, wind protected living was a key driver to the design brief.

Balnarring Beach House, Victoria

Balnarring Beach is located on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

Balnarring Beach House, Victoria

Timber slats and black perforated metal screens adorn north-facing facades at roof level. These devices passively manage the sun through the seasons to help maintain optimal internal room temperatures and minimise the need for artificial heating and cooling.

Balnarring Beach House, Victoria

By considering the differing sun angles from winter to summer, these screens were fixed in positioned such that hot summer sun is shaded from the building while low winter sun can enter.

Balnarring Beach House, Mornington Peninsula

The graded and somewhat randomised pattern of holes in the perforated metal screens simulates the dappled light effect created when sunlight passes through the leaves of a tree.

Balnarring Beach House interior design

Polished concrete floors and high value wall and roof insulation also help to reduce heating and cooling needs by maintaining stable internal temperatures year-round.

Balnarring Beach House interior

The ‘mass’ of the concrete is able to absorb extremes in temperature while the insulation prevents heat entering in summer and ‘contains’ internal warmth in winter.

Balnarring Beach House living space

Balnarring Beach House Victoria – Building Information

Location: Balnarring Beach, Victoria, Australia

Project Architect: Simon Couchman @simoncouchmanarchitects

Project Engineer: KH Engineering

Building Contractor: Nepean Houseworks

Landscape: Fiona Brockhoff @brockstar64

Photographer: Christine Francis @christinefrancisphotographer

Balnarring Beach House bedroom en suite

Site area: 1000 sqm (approx.)
Building area total: 300 sqm (approx.)

Construction: timber frame on concrete slab

Mornington Peninsula real estate plan layout

Cladding: Radially cut timber shiplap and battens, FC sheet
Windows: Cedar framed double glazing by Future Windows
Doors: Centor Architectural A5 bi-folds with integral flyscreens

Balnarring Beach House kitchen dining

Balnarring Beach House on the Mornington Peninsula information / images received 170820 from Simon Couchman Architects

Location: Balnarring Beach, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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