The Copacabana House by Mcgregor Westlake Architecture is located on the Australian coast, where cold weather is pretty much non-existent. Because of this, the owners were able to design a house that's open throughout the entire year.
The final structure consists of two separate pavilions on the property. To make the most of the mountain views to the north and the beach to the south, the architects came up with these different entities so as not to ignore any of the surroundings. The roof section of The Copacabana House by Mcgregor Westlake Architecture also has a retractable roof section, so guests staying over can catch some extra rays even without walking the few steps that it takes to get to the beach area waiting nearby.
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