Amerio Residence

Located in the quiet Cairns suburb of Kewarra Beach, this residence has been skillfully crafted to completely respond passively to the tropical climate.

The design involved the renovations and extensions for a regular 3 bedroom, masonry block house to create a comfortable and sophisticated tropical home with natural light, cross-flow ventilation, and seamlessly merged internal and external spaces. The use of insulated light-weight structures, timber and steel combine to give the residence a light and airy presence.

This project is a demonstration of the transformation that can be achieved when an architect is given the freedom to release the potential in an existing and otherwise neglected building.