Wategos Residence / Zaher Architects

Wategos Residence / Zaher Architects
Wategos Residence

Project: Wategos Residence
Architecture: Zaher Architects
Location: Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, Australia
Year: 2015
Photo Credits: Michael Nicholson Photography

Wategos Residence is located in Wategos, a breathtaking beach-side suburb of Byron Bay.

The project was a collaboration between client and architect, where both parties were aligned in their vision. The result is beautiful, bold and built on sound sustainability values.

Client Brief
The brief for the design of this home was to create a two-storey, modern, concrete house that fits within the site context, has minimal impact on the neighbour’s views and creates architecture that is timeless and worthy of this special location.

living room

When working with their Wategos Beach architect on the designs for the home, the clients wanted the flexibility of separate living spaces to accommodate their growing family as well as sustainable design principles and technologies. Zaher Architects were an excellent choice as we were able to deliver on both criteria.


Our Solution
The form of the Wategos Beach house is a folded “S” shape that houses two storeys within its folds and turns. This modern house stands boldly on the site, with the overarching concrete form wrapping around the entire beach façade before opening up to the view and beach.

Zaher Architects created designs and recommended the strategic use of concrete, stone and hardwood to address and withstand the harsh Australian and marine environment without the need for a great deal of maintenance.


Wategos Residence / Zaher Architects



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