Harley Graham Architects have designed a modern cabana with backyard landscape and swimming pool project called ‘Light Wave’ that has views of Byron Bay in Australia.
The architects wanted to create a sculptural cabana design, as it sits beside a prominent public walkway called ‘The Lighthouse Walk’.
The architects mention, “People stream past it every day as they head towards the lighthouse. Most people love it and there is a wide array of nicknames for it throughout the town.”
Located on a very steep site, which is also a dune, the foundation piers were created 6m deep in two directions to hold up the pool.
The cabana, designed in the shape of a cresting wave, is clad in Blackbutt, adding a sense of warmth and sensuality to the folded form.
Below the cabana is a bathroom with a shower. A large holding tank set underground is fed by rainwater off the house roof, and no town water is connected to the pool or its pumps.
Photography by David Taylor