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Housing Magazine Article - Witta

May 2022

2022 HIA-CSR Australian Home of the Year Winner JW Constructions Queensland.

Perfectly positioned to take advantage of a spectacular river frontage, this award-winning house in Noosa Heads was skilfully designed and built.

Local Project - Coral Sea Court

Local Project - Focused Softening - Coral Sea


Seamlessly blending the built form with its natural setting, Shaun Lockyer Architects deliverately balances Coral and the landscape trhough a conscious lens with respect to the adjacent Noosa National Park.

The Local Project.

Local Project - Witta Circle

Local Project - An Immersive Oasis - Witta Circle


With emphasis placed on tactility, materiality and immersive day-to-day living, Witta Circle dynamically engages with its natural environment. Shaun Lockyer Architects has executed a robust yet warm home, balancing a strong architectural agenda with….

Domain - inside 2022 Australian home of the year

Domain - Inside the 2022 Australian Home of the Year in Noosa


Born from a simple idea, nurtured into a timeless design, and then artfully adorned in a veritable jungle of plants to reach its immaculate completion – Australia’s “best home” is nothing short of poetry in motion.

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Belle Magazine - Live Streaming - Noosa Home

February / March 2022

Surrounded by water, with a river on one side and a swimming pool at its heart, this monumental home has a zen-like serenity.
This new build, three-level house by Shaun Lockyer Architects seems to have it all.
Belle Magazine

Local Project - Arakoon

Local Project - Submerged in its surrounds

October 2021

Submerged and subservient to its surrounds, Arakoon sits responsive to the natural and lush settting it is immersed within. Referencing linear connection between climate and place, SLA composes volumes that opitimise the enviable siting of the home.

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Queensland Homes - Natural Selection feature

Autumn/Winter 2018

Queensland Home Magazine Autumn/Winter 2018 feature on the stunning Teeland Architects designed home in the Noosa Hinterland. The architect designed home in Tinbeerwah on the Sunshine Coast may be small in terms of footprint, but it sure is big on innovation.

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Houses - Tinbeerwah House Feature

February 2018

Tinbeerwah House by Teeland Architects, Noosa Hinterland, Qld. Resting on a steeply sloping, heavily damaged site, this house works to stabilize and rehabilitate the land while offering expansive views of the forest beyond.
Houses Issue 120

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Australian Renovation of the Year 2017

May 2017

JW Constructions Qld win Australian Housing Awards 2017 – Australian Renovation/addition of the Year by transforming a dated, 5 bedroom family home into a show stopping new residence, using the highest level of skill and workmanship.

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Stealth House - Hinterland

November 2015

Stealth House, designed by Noosa-based architect David Teeland on Sunshine Coast QLD.
This new home has a sensitive connection to its hinterland hillside setting and, over time, it is intended to quietly disappear into the landscape.

Houses article, Issue 107.

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Light and Shadow - Habitus

July/September 2015

A house on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a bold mix of tropical modernism and Australian vernacular. A house which responds to the sub-tropical climate of the Sunshine Coast with an engaging mix of tropical modernism, a dash of Asian aesthetic and a lashing of traditional Australia country style.

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Courier Mail QWeekend

October 2015

A beautiful 20ha property of undulating hills punctuated by a creek, waterfalls and bands of rainforest was an inspiring point for this new home in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

“We all felt it was important for the house to become part of the landscape rather than dominate it.”

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Visible Class with Acrylic Walls

May 2013

This pool cantilevered over a Queensland beach epitomises all that is luxuriously relaxing about owning a great pool in an inspiring location. The design called for viewing panels to make the swimming experience special, and the pool an exciting visual element even when not swimming.

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Little Cove House

April 2013

Little Cove House by Teeland Architects, in Noosa Heads Qld. With a focus on “living in location”, this site has been infused with landscape from front to back to suggest the continuation of the national park at the rear of the property. This home’s bold concrete volumes are a brave change from common lightweight beachside constructions.

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Habitus Magazine - Little Cove, Noosa


Created as part of a low maintenance beach house, a short walk from Little Cove Beach, next to Queensland’s Noosa National Park, the owners of the home wanted a robust yet relaxed retreat that required minimal effort to maintain.
Habitus Magazine.

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Operatic Moments

February 2013

A design-sensitive client, an extraordinary ocean site and the partnership of Dan Sparks and Gabriel Poole has to be the perfect combination.

But for Margie Fraser, the humpback whales added something special.

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House & Garden

January 2011

Beach Beauty. with ample space for extended family, this beautifully appointed holiday home on Queensland’s Sunshine Beach is a delightful home away from home. Intended as a weekender, this house is fast becoming a fulltime abode.

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HIA Media Release

September 2012

Sunshine Coast builder wins Custom Built Home Awards.
JW Constructions (Qld) took out the 2012 HIA-CSR Custom Built Home Award for a Noosa Heads project. Earlier in the evening, the same property won the $1,000,000 – $2,000,000 Award category.