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Beachside Sleepout in the Victorian Seaside Village of Portsea

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Architect: Mitsuori Architects
Project: Beachside Sleepout
Location: Portsea, Victoria, Australia
Photographs: Michael Kai

Located in the Victorian seaside village of Portsea, this beachside sleepout was designed by Mitsuori Architects for a growing family.

Description by Mitsuori Architects: The sleepout is located within the grounds of an existing family beach house in a secluded coastal setting. Our client required a structure providing additional accommodation for family and friends that would sit sympathetically within the native landscape and create a clear architectural distinction to the existing house.

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Our design concept was to create a building as a landscape element that forms a backdrop to the existing tennis court and is nestled within the surrounding vegetation. A rectilinear timber pavilion was proposed, with weathered grey cladding and climbers growing up over the walls to create the appearance of a simple timber fence within the landscape.

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The scale of the building is deceptive; appearing as a single storey structure from outside, whilst accommodation within the building is split over five levels. A central living and recreation space is positioned just above court level and three separate bedroom zones are located at lower and upper levels. A concealed roof deck provides private open space for guests to enjoy views over the property and hills beyond.

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