People come to Tasmania primarily to explore the wild landscape. Freycinet, on the east coast of Tasmania, is one of the island’s most popular national parks. The park was developed in the 1990s and 60 holiday cabins were built. When Freycinet Lodge recently ordered a further nine pavilions with wraparound terraces, the instructions were clear: they must merge into their setting, reflect the natural beauty of the site and have as small a carbon footprint as possible.
Inspired by the coastline and its cliffs, the architects have chosen locally produced materials with warm, red tones. The floors and ceilings are made of plywood manufactured in Tasmania. In addition, the walls are lined with Tasmanian oak of various thicknesses to give an interesting look as the light changes. The façade is clad in a species of eucalyptus called red ironbark, which has been charred for a longer life in the salty and sunny climate. With its dark surface, it also sits in discreet harmony with the national park.
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