2021 Southern Architecture Awards Winner
Jacks Bay Crib
The crib design is suggestive of the ‘Dune Hopper’ identified by David Mitchell in his ‘Elegant Shed’. But instead of locating the mezzanine at the rear, it has been strategically moved to the front, engaging the owner’s studio and bedroom directly with the surf, salt air and vista of the beach and cliffs beyond. Beneath the mezzanine, a ‘decked porch’ complete with fireplace blurs the lines between inside and outside. The exterior form is simple and robust, clad in sand-coloured mono-sheet and unadorned, except for latticed and porthole windows that give a nautical nod to the nearby lighthouse. In contrast, the interior is richly adorned with coloured and patterned surfaces that reflect the personalities of the owners.