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the last resort

A competition entry for a luxury eco resort adjacent to the spectacular Ningaloo Reef in far north west Australia the project proposes that luxury should be relief and refuge from the intense light and harsh coastal environment, but also that the resort could offer refuge for the landscape from accelerated tourist development. A long skeletal plan of simple buildings, decks and buggy ramps draped across the surface of the landscape rising into a tower that provides reconnection to the ocean. Articulation is given to the robust buildings through stretching a web of high-tech ‘shade cloth’ fabric over the forms creating an interior of walkways and spaces removed from the exterior by a translucent cooling veil.