jackson clements burrows architects: harold street residence
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jul 27, 2012
jackson clements burrows architects: harold street residence


‘harold street residence’ by jackson clements burrows architects, victoria, australia
image © john gollings
all images courtesy of jackson clements burrows architects

situated on a corner site amongst its single-storey neighbors dating from the victorian era, australian firm jackson clements burrows architects has
designed the ‘harold street residence’ that responds to its contextual cues with a contemporary twist. the ground level houses the public
services where the inhabitants will
spend the majority of their time, while the upstairs contains the more intimate bedrooms and work areas.
a large garden running longitudinally through the site occupies almost half of the plot and links all programmatical elements through the
exterior.

the pressed red-brick facade resonates with the surrounding aesthetic and produces a steadfast street-side presence. areas of offset
stacking in the masonry work create semi-transparent sections in the outer partitions that screen daylight and improve cross ventilation.
the private northern half of the site reveals the folding nature of the floor plan and material characteristics, with atypically
large glass panes, spatial voids and zinc roof panels that extend over to the vertical enclosures. the twisting form of the canopy brings
the scale down at the entry and transitions seamlessly into the higher second floor with an outdoor terrace. wood members surface the ceiling,
contrasting the hard tile flooring, with white walls reflecting light throughout the interior spaces.


southwest approach / garage
image © john gollings


south elevation
image © john gollings


semi-translucent wall
image © john gollings


entry
image © john gollings


private garden
image © john gollings


living  / dining
image © john gollings


kitchen
image © john gollings


sitting room
image © john gollings


main hallway
image © john gollings


approach from the street
image © john gollings


site plan


floor plan / level 0

1. living/dining
2. kitchen
3. sitting

4. powder room
5. laundry room
6. master bedroom
7. WIR
8. ensuite
9. garage
10. store


floor plan / level 1

1. study
2. bedroom
3. bedroom

4. rumpus room
5. bedroom
6. bathroom
7. deck
8. stacker pit (below)
9. water tank (below)


10. store


floor plan / -1


section


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elevation


elevation


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elevation

project info:

project team: graham burrows, tim jackson, jon clements, simon topliss, peter forsyth
contact person: graham burrows
project address: middle park victoria, australia
project type: single private residence
project size: gross floor area 405 m2
construction cost: confidential
completion date: 2011
project duration: design – 6 months; construction – 16 months

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