Qualia resort

Hamilton Island / Australia / 2008

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qualia’s harmonious design is the work of Australian architect Chris Beckingham. His philosophy was to create a luxurious Australian retreat that stimulates the senses and draws the outside in.

The resulting design combines a unique sense of space, openness and harmony. Set amongst native Eucalypts, each pavilion has been handcrafted from the finest imported and local timber and stone. To complement the natural surrounds, Dennis Nona’s artworks adorn the walls and Freedman Rembel has furnished the interiors with fabrics and patterns inspired by nature.


qualia (pronounced kwah-lee-ah), the word means a collection of deeper sensory experiences. qualia the resort is a private world of sensory perfection on Hamilton Island, and the Oatley family’s world-class, boutique luxury resort.


About the Man
Bob Oatley is an Australian legend. Winemaker and line-honours-winning sailing enthusiast, Bob is a passionate Australian who believes in highlighting his country’s superb natural beauty and superlative style for the rest of the world. It is this vision that is truly realised at qualia on Hamilton Island.


Architecture
Island-inspired architectural sculptures in specimen timbers, sandstone and glass, frame the surrounding landscape of Australian Eucalypts and the Coral Sea. Subtly elegant, instinctively Australian and distinctively qualia, the resort’s 60 individually designed pavilions flow through to private sun decks and infinity plunge pools overlooking the sea.


Bob Oatley’s Whitsundays’ architect, Chris Beckingham, has created a lyrical world within a world at qualia, appealing to the senses as well as the soul. Promising privacy and celebrating the purity of the Whitsundays coastal environment, qualia’s structural honesty of elegantly unadorned local timber and stone surrounds every villa with expansive sea vistas, landscaped Australian bushland and tropical palms, effortlessly bringing the outside in without disrupting the view.

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    qualia’s harmonious design is the work of Australian architect Chris Beckingham. His philosophy was to create a luxurious Australian retreat that stimulates the senses and draws the outside in.The resulting design combines a unique sense of space, openness and harmony. Set amongst native Eucalypts, each pavilion has been handcrafted from the finest imported and local timber and stone. To complement the natural surrounds, Dennis Nona’s artworks adorn the walls and Freedman Rembel has...

    Project details
    • Year 2008
    • Work finished in 2008
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts / Wellness Facilities/Spas / Tourist Facilities
    • Websitehttp://www.qualia.com.au/
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