* Residential Architecture: Henley Street House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Residential Architecture: Henley Street House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects: “..The sculptural form of building appears to have emerged as part landscape, part streetscape. The front fence competes with the boundary condition, folding and thrusting itself back onto the site to become part of the skin, wrapping the building in a protective layer and then returning to ground to re-engage with the rear fence..The battened skin provides important solar protection to glazed windows and provides necessary privacy to private spaces in the upper form. Further ESD strategies include Solar Hot water Systems, Solar Pool Heating, Rainwater retention and harvesting for toilet, garden and washing machine use, high performance double glazing and under floor heating. Air-conditioning systems were not required on the basis that the house achieved a 7.5 star energy rating..” Distinctive form, extensive glazing, natural light, vertical wood lamella screening, interesting interior volumes, extensive interior wood..
image: © John Gollings Photography; article: ”Henley Street House / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects” 22 May 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/136478>