Architectural Tour of Stradbroke Island


10 Mar 2018


North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerribah
15-17 Welsby Street, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island.
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North Stradbroke Island has long been synonymous with family camping holidays, beautiful beaches, pristine nature and the humble beach shack. Over the years housing on Stradbroke Island has ranged from sleep outs, cabins and fibro shacks to architecturally designed beach houses.

As part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, Brisbane Open House is presenting an exclusive tour of select Stradbroke Island properties on Saturday 10 March.

This tour is presented in conjunction with Brisbane architects Shaun Lockyer and Paul Butterworth.

Join Shaun and Paul as they discuss the tradition of subtropical housing – both the beach shack and the Queenslander and the evolution of the shack from the fibro structures of the 1940s through to the contemporary beach architecture of today.

Join in the discussion of key characteristics including raised structures, natural cross-ventilation, verandahs, open plan and the blending of inside and out. Learn more about the design process and taking inspiration from the natural surrounds.

This exclusive tour invites you to explore:

  • 10am: Straddie Shack at Allure (architect: Donovan Hill with addition by Shaun Lockyer).
  • 11.30am: Pandanus Retreat (architect: Paul Butterworth).
  • 1pm: Mooloomba House (architect: Shaun Lockyer Architects).

From Mooloomba House we’ll take a short walk through the neighbourhood and have a curbside conversation outside some of Straddie’s most iconic houses.


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