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DENNES POINT SHACK

BRUNY ISLAND, TASMANIA

Sitting on a gentle slope, nestled in between neighbouring Shacks, the Dennes Point Shack by

JAWS Architects is a contemporary dwelling that employs dynamic angles as it takes advantage of its site and beachfront. The architectural form of wrapping walls creates an intimate deck with curious angles throughout the holiday shack that doubles as a rental accommodation.


The building’s roof line mimics the slope of the site. The northern open-plan ceiling is at its lowest point creating intimate living spaces. As the site slopes up away from the beach front, the ceiling also soars upwards allowing for split levelled bedrooms and a bunk loft over. The angular facade of the building created an opportunity for a feature day bed that cantilevers out to the view. As the northern façade wraps around to the west an private deck allows for the shack dwellers to make use of outdoor living opportunities as it connects the dining and sleeping rooms to the deck.

A black contrasting central joinery unit adds a bold insertion into the beachcomber shack that breaks the space up. Dark rich and textural materials are off set with the feature timber.

The entirely timber framed structure is designed with appropriate beachside robust materials with the exterior consisting of light Barestone FC Sheet cladding with timber highlights for doors, windows and decking to bring a light coastal atmosphere to the industrial finish. Internally the timber highlights continue to add warmth into the intimate yet light spaces.


The Dennes Point Shack is a light and breezy beach shack with bold elements giving it an individual spin.





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Status:             Completed 2017

Photography:      Adam Gibson

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