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Zaher charms in Byron Bay

The Wategos house is a modern concrete house designed by Zaher Architectures that sits on the popular beachfront in Byron Bay.

Zaher charms in Byron Bay


June 9th, 2015

The form of the family house is a Folded “S” shape that elegantly folds and houses two storeys within its turns. The form is simple, modern, elegant and free of add ons, flashings, accessories and the like. The structure’s design allows for a home that stands elegantly and is able to withstand the harsh marine environment.

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The design of Zaher’s concrete home maximises the narrow and small site, with the views looking over Wategos Beach and the two living areas cater for the family’s liveability in the best possible way.


A great amount of attention and detail has been given to each of the interior spaces in the house, which makes sure that every room in the house has water views.

Zaher’s design creates two separate spaces, one upstairs for the parents and another for the kids downstairs, with both levels self-sufficient in terms of services.

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While the house is located in a suburban setting with connection to council amenities, a 20,000-litre water tank was installed under the house so to supply the house and the garden with all the water it needs.

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With most timber used on the project being recycled, the finished design is both timeless and modern that fits well on the site and its context.

Zaher Architects

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