Situated along the wild coastline of Victorian in Australia, this little beach house stands out not just because of its unusual, cylindrical shape but also because of its compact design. The house is located on St. Andres Beach, a secluded area with no restaurants or shopping centers, just a small corner store and a brewery.
Out here the focus is on the rugged and beautiful landscape and this remote little retreat takes full advantage of that. The house has a circular floor plan measuring less than 5 meters in radius and featuring a sustainable design with solar panels on the roof and a rainwater collection tank. It was designed by Austin Maynard architects in 2018.
This low-maintenance 2-story beach house doesn’t waste any space. Inside there are no corridors or any of the usual circulation areas. It’s all designed as an open and flexible space. The ground floor contains the living room, kitchen, dining area, a bathroom and the laundry room. There’s also a section which acts as an open deck area, connected to the rest of the floor plan via bi-fold doors. Upstairs the whole volume acts as a sort of large bunk room with different sections separated by curtains. Overall, the design of the house is very casual and relaxed even though the floor plan is very carefully controlled.