Coastal Pavilions by Liminal Studio

These nine Coastal Pavilions located in Australia, were designed by Liminal Studio.

Description by Liminal Studio

Liminal was engaged by RACT Destinations, to deliver nine pavilions to expand Freycinet Lodge’s offerings. The Coastal Pavilions provide a point-of-difference to the 60 cabins already established as part of the 1990’s development.

Liminal drew inspiration for the new Coastal Pavilions from the fluid silhouettes of the coastal granite rock formations while paying homage to the character of the National Park they nestle into. Floor to ceiling curved windows bring the outdoors in, emphasizing the experience of being immersed in nature. The positioning and interplay of the living room and bedroom wing form an embrace reminiscent of nearby bays, protecting the generous deck and offering privacy to the outdoor bath.

The interiors of the Pavilions are immersed in the warmth of Tasmanian timbers. Offcuts of Tasmanian oak timber, Blackwood and the only plywood to be manufactured locally, totally enwrap the interiors to emphasise a completely Tasmanian experience.

The Tasmanian Oak Delegatensis veneer plywood has not been used as a featured finish before, as it is predominantly used as structural ply and therefore hidden. Using and showcasing utilitarian and natural materials in innovative ways have created a unique atmosphere befitting of its setting.

The black, exterior protective shell is made of Red Ironbark that is charred – referencing the significance of fire, while also increasing the longevity of the timber and ensuring the pavilions are visually discreet. They provide a recessive backdrop to the natural vegetation and stunning, filtered water views.

An experiential highlight is the netted, hammock-like balustrades. Recognising the desire to retain the views that a standard balustrade would interrupt, Liminal devised the unique solution that provides a novel opportunity for relaxing and enjoying the incredible setting.

Photography by Dianna Snape

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- by Matt Watts