An evocative exhibition integrating models, photographs, drawings and plans, Straddie Stylesurveys the unique and distinctive design of the North Stradbroke Island beach house. A holiday and fishing destination for those seeking escape, Straddie’s contemporary beach architecture emerged from the humble origins of the 1930s fibro beach shack and earlier traditional shelters.
Curated by Dr Robert Riddel and Stephanie Lindquist, Straddie Style includes houses and resort-style accommodation by some of Australia’s most noted and awarded contemporary architects today.
Innovative in their design, each building responds to the material and spatial constraints of an island location, while also sensitively engaging with heritage and sustainability.
Image: Marty Smith, For sale (detail) 2011/12, archival ink on rag paper.