When commissioned to create an iconic structure for the luxury villas on Hamilton Island, architect Walter Barda sought a vibe of tranquil serenity with a distinctly Australian edge for the 35 detached luxury villas.
Drawing on textures and natural materials to give an earthy feel, Shadowclad cladding was used extensively internally and externally. This provides a synergy between inside and out. And by using Shadowclad inside instead of traditional interior cladding, the architect has created an interesting contrast of smart and rustic.
Selected for its durability, Shadowclad possesses a number of benefits. It is strong and impact resistant, which is paramount in rental properties. It is lightweight and manufactured from sustainably managed plantation timber, available with Forest Stewardship Council CoC certification, which contributes to Green Star credit points.