New Island Tourist Hub
Located off the rugged and remote Pilbara coast, this existing tourist resort sought a new heart for its guests to come together and enjoy the remarkable island setting.
The new hub nestles in the dunes, wrapping around the native vegetation, careful to disturb the vegetation as little as possible. The narrow timber building overlooks the ocean and turtle breeding area, incorporating a new reception, cafe, shop & bathroom facilities. The new heart acts as a beacon to passing boats, perched like a piece of driftwood on the dunes, it’s a welcoming sign to guests boating in from the mainland. Bringing together different functions into this central location will allow management to introduce new activities, facilities and services for guests. Providing new dimensions to the guest experience, be they day trippers boating in from the main land or guests staying longer term in the existing cabins.
Location Pilbara, WA
Sculpture Garden Holiday Accommodation
Located in a spectacular setting on the Gunyulgup Brook next to Gunyulgup Gallery and Lamonts Restaurant this unit development uses a sculpture walk to tie itself to the precinct. The design is a conversion of an existing commercial building on Gunyulgup Brook into 8 self-contained holiday units. All but one of the units has its living and outdoor areas facing north to the communal pool. Each unit contains 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, with extensive outdoor areas, opening to the stunning rural setting.
The idea of the sculpture garden is to take advantage of the location alongside Gunyulgup Gallery and to give it an added vehicle for marketing and promotion while tying itinto its beautiful natural setting.
Location Yallingup, WA
Collaborator Brad Cole
Cable Beach Resort
Designed as an eco-tourism extension to the existing Cable Beach Resort, the tented facility relies on landscaping and garden corrals to create privacy and charm between the 111 pods.
Set behind the existing resort, the ‘glamping’ would provide a relatively inexpensive approach to expanding the current accommodation, while offering a unique experience close to all the existing infrastructure.
The pods comprise of a simple tent and platform designed so that the steel structure can withstand cyclones, while the fabric can be removed.
Client Hawaiian Property Group
Location Broome, WA
Collaborator Robert Allan