* Residential Architecture: Separation Creek House by Jackson Clements Burrows
Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Residential Architecture: Separation Creek House by Jackson Clements Burrows: “..perched on a steep forested hillside..The steepness of the site, landscape controls and landslip potential resulted in a limited building envelope to work within. These constraints (or opportunities) led us to explore a sensitive yet sculptural response that minimised it footprint by echoing in form a tree with branches, with rooms branching and cantilevering in all directions of a central trunk to take advantage of views, access and aspect..In its applied materiality, the treehouse draws on the modest local vernacular of 1950′s painted fibro shacks with cement sheet lining and expressed battens over joints. The cement sheet panels used on the treehouse are painted in 2 tones of green that help merge with building with the vegetation on the hillside in which it sits and reinforce its relationship with the landscape. The vertical timber battens on the building are a naturally stained timber, which will silver over time like the branches and trunks of trees within the bush..” Multi – cantilevered, louvred windows, extensive glazing, natural light, marvelous views, wood flooring and interior details..
See our posts on two other homes by Jackson Clements Burrows:
- Residential Architecture: Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows
- Residential Architecture: Henley Street House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects