The Argentea villa displays a strong affinity with the Far North Queensland landscape. Sitting over a natural gully, the house is immersed in the surrounding lush tropical rainforest that cascades right down to the Coral Sea bordering the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
Four pavilions span over the landscape on elevated platforms. Essentially the pavilions are experienced as a series of verandas with timber deck floors stretching deep between the spaces. This spatial arrangement promotes cross-ventilation by cool breezes, while deflecting strong prevailing winds.
Surrounded by gas-strut operated top hung plantation shutters, the day lounge promotes a sense of ‘camping out’ while providing shade and shelter from the intensities of the tropical climate.