What do you do when a hospitality client wants a landmark Australian resort on a scenic, yet underused coastal site? In the case of Australian design firm, Wood Marsh Architecture, you literally look to the landscape.
In designing the RACV Cape Schanck Resort, a sculptural 120-room hotel defined by high-drama curves of weathering steel, glass, and stone, “we looked at the context,” explains the firm’s co-founder Roger Wood. “The resort is in among secondary dune systems [set] back from the coastline, which has a very soft, eroded undulation. And so the building is reminiscent of