jackson clements burrows architects: harold street residence
jackson clements burrows architects: harold street residence jackson clements burrows architects: harold street residence
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








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

  • stunning

    dbkii says:
  • awesome!

    ccf says:
  • really interesting play of form and material,, The Garage from the section looks cool,, wonder how that really works any pics?

    changE says:
  • Danny db:

    Why do some comments entered simply fail to register? Are comments being edited?

    Chaszr says:
  • what is the function of the water tank?

    droplet.juan says:
  • @Chaszr
    please make sure that you’ve typed in the security (anti-spam) code correctly and that it registered after you click submit.

    danny db says:
  • @ danny
    Thanks danny

    Chaszr says:

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