Las Palmas is a modern superhouse, crafted by DUO Architects in association with Davis Architects. Built by ASEC Building, the dual-wing home is inspired by the client’s love of Palm Springs architecture, as well as their memories of living in a house designed by legendary Australian modernist architect Robin Boyd.
Embedded within a gently sloping site on Byron Bay’s hinterland, Las Palmas relates to the surrounding landscape in terms of protection and spectatorship. The east orientation of the building offers a sense of security by virtue of being tucked into the natural context: the west of the superhouse provides residents with open, uninterrupted views across the site.
Reflecting a modernist approach to design, the superhouse boasts a permeating, robust materiality that engages with the Australian locality. A concrete floor flows across the interior of the superhouse whilst luxurious furniture features throughout. Externally, native Australian hardwood cladding and natural stone reference the colours of the surrounding landscape.
Honouring its location, Las Palmas reflects a strong affinity to the Palm Springs design style, presenting as a superhouse that is truly reflective of place.
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Architecture and Interior Design by DUO Architects. Architecture and Interior Design by Davis Architects. Photography by Andy MacPherson. Build by ASEC Building. Furniture by KING. Landscape Design by Larc Collective. Filmed and Edited by Dan Preston. Production by The Local Project.