BHN visits Binna Burra, Beechmont, Queensland, Australia by DM2 Architecture

The Binna Burra Sky Lodges are a group of four 3-storey buildings nestled along a ridge in the forest of Lamington National Park. Located high up on the Beechmont mountain, each lodge offers spectacular views of the Coomera and Numinbah valleys beyond.

The use of stone, timber and stone in conjunction with metal siding and plaster gives a sense of rusticity to the sensitively scaled and contemporarily designed buildings, which appear to partially cantilever over the steep cliff. The proximity of the mature trees are indicative that great effort has been put in to minimise any impact of the environment even as these buildings are put up. It certainly comes across as a highly considered contextual solution for an important heritage site.

Entry into each lodge is via an intimately scaled covered foyer which is preceded by a small landscaped forecourt, giving a subtle sense of spatial layering as one progress from the driveway and footpath into the building. The modern and well-appointed interiors feature large glazed sliders, windows or fixed panels that look out into the expanse beyond.

We appreciate the ways DM2 Architecture has interpreted a relatively complex brief into a set of sensitively scaled buildings which are nestled so comfortably on the site.