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Margaret River | Tectonics Building & Design REGIONAL BUILDERS
The marina is surrounded by a vibrant
village activated with ample promenades,
shops and restaurants.
Tectonics Building & Design
5/16 Station Road, Margaret River
Phone (08) 9757 9020
We b www.tectonics.net.au
Adopting an holistic approach when considering
this site was a key factor to the success of the
home. The family of four, with two teenage
daughters, needed a comfortable home that
promoted careful separation of zones including
sleeping, living, utility, private and outdoor.
By gaining an understanding of how this
family lives, Tectonics Building & Design (TBD)
was able to create a highly functional home with
strong zones, allowing the occupants to combine
or separate their lives.
The interior is filled with ample natural
light and breeze paths, while externally there
is an emphasis on sheltered spaces and
a natural connection to the surrounding
environment through the subtle use of local
stone, timber and landscaping.
A contemporary facade with decorative low-
maintenance finishes would be practical for the
southwest weather conditions but is aesthetically
boring. Different claddings highlight the home’s
form, further accentuated by decorative recycled
timber surrounds and structural steel elements.
The particular design and building materials
(many of them recycled and sourced locally) have
been chosen to minimise environmental impact.
As a local to Margaret River since 1996,
primary building designer Peter Lea was able to
apply personal knowledge to this project. His
understanding of the region’s site conditions, and
how best to create a home based on solar-passive
and energy-efficient principles, resulted in
a family home that is as functional as it is stylish.
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