"Inspired by the influence of modernist architecture, Las Palmas is a dynamic meeting of opposing ideals. Combining efforts, DUO Architects and Davis Architects use textured materiality to bring the vision behind Las Palmas to life.
Embedded into its gently sloping site on Byron Bay’s hinterland, Las Palmas relates to the surrounding landscape through a considered understanding of the site’s orientation. “There was a sense that you could be tucked in and protected whilst, at the same time, commanding a very open view into a landscape that unfolded in layers in front of your eyes,” explains Ed Davis, Director of Davis Architects. Despite proposing two distinctive yet interactive experiences, the two sides of the structure come together to jointly promote engagement with the surrounding site."