Contemporary Elizabeth Street Residence in a Suburb of Melbourne

November 11th, 2012 by admin # Contemporary Designs Ideas

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring contemporary Elizabeth Street Residence by Jackson Clements Burrows. This residence that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, natural, concept or simply because they are beautiful. Elizabeth Street Residence located in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. This contemporary residence has been divided into public and private spaces accommodating the specific needs of adults and children.

Large glazed doors slide back between Indoor and Outdoor in Elizabeth Street Residence

Contemporary Elizabeth Street Residence and Garden

Workspace Design in Contemporary Elizabeth Street Residence

Timber Lined Ceiling Design in Contemporary Elizabeth Street Residence

White Ceramic Stone Kitchen Table in Contemporary Elizabeth Street Residence

According the Jackson Clements Burrows:

The project brief called for a contemporary residence and garden that could meet the current and future needs of a large family. The approach on the site was to find a solution that could be contextual, but also challenge the default rear-yard configuration of the typical suburban dwelling. This was achieved by dividing the site lengthwise to create a parallel format of ‘house’ versus ‘landscape’. The primary form of the dwelling has been aligned on the southern boundary, enabling the habitable spaces to take full advantage of a panoramic, north-facing garden. By positioning a ‘pavilion’ at each end, the garden then becomes a private courtyard that is an essential part of the architecture.

From the street, the building presents as a folding, sculptural form. Through use of deep window reveals, a sloping roof profile and variation in height the face of the building resonates with the articulated facades of the surrounding heritage streetscape whilst maintaining a sense of privacy for the occupants within.

Internally, the house has been divided into a combination of public and private spaces accommodating the specific needs of adults and children. The main living area is characterised by a vast, timber lined ceiling projecting from inside to outside under the cantilevered upper level. Large glazed doors slide back, blurring the distinction between house and landscape. More private areas are either disguised as joinery or expressed as timber ‘pods’, challenging the typical hall and room relationship.

Main Living Area with characterised by a Vast Timber Lined Ceiling

Large Bedroom Design in Contemporary Elizabeth Street Residence