Goolwa Beach House a delight to photograph

February 27, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

The Goolwa House  by Grieve Gillett  is located up against the sandhill system that backs the magnificent Goolwa beach - and this provided some challenges and some opportunities in our efforts to not only show how well designed and crafted this building is, but also how beautifully it sits in its environment.  The photography was commissioned for a submission to the 2013 SA Architecture Awards.  The architects won the Sustainable Architecture Award and a Residential Architecture Commendation. 

 

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This photograph was used as the poster for the Awards presentation. 

 

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A long lens used from the top of the adjacent sandhills allowed me to show the house's relationship with the nearby River Murray and Hindmarsh Island.

 

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The use of wood inside and outside this house is a stand-out feature.

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Steve Grieve, the architect who commissioned the photography, particularly liked this photograph. "A triumph" he called it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And this is my favourite from the shoot, again with a long lens from a fair distance, which allowed description of the location of the house, but it is the play of light and dark tones I really like in this.


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