* Residential Architecture: Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows
Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Residential Architecture: Cape Schanck House by Jackson Clements Burrows: “..The site is located on a high inland dune amongst dense coastal ti-tree shrub with expansive western views. On approach, the visitor is fronted by an expansive wall which conceals the primary upper level form. The lower level extends from the steep ground plane as a rendered plinth and forms a base much like the surrounding dunes. A winding driveway climbs the steep dune accessing the upper level behind a screen fence which conceals the view beyond. From here the entry experience opens to expansive views over the living area, deck and pool..The primary upper level form (conceived as a hollowed out log) contains the kitchen, dining, living, garage and laundry. A secondary upper level form (conceived as a branch extending from the log) contains the study, master bedroom and ensuite. These forms are both finished in spotted gum hardwood cladding which is stained black. Cedar windows and cladding left in a natural finish are sleeved into the black exterior accentuating the difference between the interior and exterior as if part of a natural weathering process..To control passive heating in summer, the western windows are protected by extensive eaves and motorised external Vental louvre blinds automatically descend once the sun passes through the north axis. Extensive northern glass is also protected by sunshades which limit solar penetration in summer. Further sustainable design considerations include fully automated electrical systems to reduce unnecessary power drain, bore water for garden and pool use and rainwater collection to tanks for all domestic use..” Truly distinctive cantilevered form, extensive glazing, natural light and expansive views, sustainability, wood cladding and interior details..
See our post on another home by Jackson Clements Burrows: Residential Architecture: Henley Street House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects.
image: John Gollings; article: “Cape Schanck House / Jackson Clements Burrows” 24 Jul 2008. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/4251>