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Gimme shelter On a perfect coastal site, architect Gary Banham has crafted a home that makes the most of indoor-outdoor flow in all seasons 18 search | save | share at trendsideas.com While oceanside building sites have the obvious attractions of great views and access to the beach, they can also present specific design challenges. Architect Gary Banham says that’s particularly so along the Western Australia coastline. “There are blustering southwesterlies in the winter and afternoon sea breezes in the summer,” he says. “Plus you have to have shelter from the sun and allow for the sunsets over the Indian Ocean.” So when he came across a site south of Perth several years ago, he realised he’d