Picnic Island Lodge, Freycinet
The architecture is simple, giving first priority to the natural and second to local building tradition. The third priority is to neutralise, amid well-worn beauty, any banality in local shack or boat shed tradition, with particular regard to converting to public the privacy invoked shack ownership. To the architect, acknowledging the validity of tradition in hand with design currency, it is mandatory here to achieve the design with a few deft tweaks – to lean to the majestic prehistoric thunder of the Hazards and all else about these wonderful waters. The result: a visitor-portal to the natural-world place of once-private Picnic Island in Freycinet, Tasmania. The next stage brings a famous artist-in-residence. It will be a world first seabird rookery sleepover and ecological education experience.
Project architect – John Latham
Principal builder – Andrew Davis
Builder – Seaview Constructions
Photographers – James Kerstan Photography, Clem Newton-Brown & Chris Fynes
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