这片位于澳大利亚拜伦湾海滩上新度假区由来自布里斯班市前沿的建筑事务所Shane Thompson Architects设计。项目跟据尊重场地50英亩面积和有着2公里左右海滩的特点，充分体现了对周围景观的尊重，其中包含十分稀有的沿海雨林、自然湖泊和多样化的野生动物。Shane Thompson Architects设计的中心设施以及94栋别墅都受到沙丘、树木、海洋和湖泊等自然形式的启发。
Leading Brisbane architecture firm Shane Thompson Architects has designed the new Elements of Byron resort on the beaches of Byron Bay, Australia. The project is respectful of its unique and special site set on 50 acres, with almost two kilometres of beach frontage. The design pays homage to the resort’s landscape, including the critically-endangered littoral rainforest, natural lakes, ponds and diverse wildlife. Shane Thompson Architects’ design of the central facilities and accommodation (94 villas) is inspired by local naturally-occuring forms – sand dunes, native trees, ocean and lakes.
The leisure and conference facilities are housed under three separate pavilions, which represent the sand dunes bounding the resort. The signature curved shape of these central facilities is an organic form, which unifies the resort and links it to its iconic surroundings. Color schemes, patterns, textures and finishes were drawn from traditional and rural activities, creating a powerful connection to the landscape, site, and environmental and cultural sensitivities of the area. An infinity lagoon pool weaves through the resort, alongside a communal fire pit and sun beds, encouraging water play.
▽ 有机形态的曲线，curved shape in an organic form
度假区作为可持续设计的典范，只占用了10%的建造面积。 Shane Thompson Architects提议重建景观以最小化未来维护及灌溉的需求。而以自然为首的设计方法在场地植入超过65000株新的树木和植物，一层建筑则围绕在它们周边。由于场地和预算限制，长方形的平面形态因为其成本效益突出的特点也被应用在设计之中。Shane Thompson Architects有意地塑造出这片豪华的度假区以及一种轻松的社区氛围。度假区项目在旅行者和拜伦湾社区居民的心中成为一个富有澳大利亚特点的象征。
The resort is an exemplar of sustainable design, with a minimal 10% building footprint. Shane Thompson Architects proposed the reestablishment of the original dunal and wallum landscape to minimise future maintenance and irrigation demands. The nature-first approach saw the introduction of over 65,000 new native trees and plants, and single-storey buildings to showcase the surroundings. Cost-effective rectilinear-plan forms were used, alongside conventional structures and finishes, to respond to site and budget constraints. Shane Thompson Architects has consciously created a sense of community and place of luxurious retreat. The resort projects an iconic and distinctly-Australian character to travellers and the wider Byron Bay community.
▽ 总平面，site plan
▽ 平面及剖面，plans and sections of villas