Residential Case Study | Garden House

Set on a lush inner city block, the form of this house echoes that of a barn. This gable roof form and the use of brick also integrates seamlessly with the existing residential streetscape. The bricks add a texture and warmth to this home and enhance the feeling of a traditional house.

 
 Photograph by  Veeral

Photograph by Veeral

Garden house exterior by Chamberlain Architects

Project Details


Garden house plan by Chamberlain Archtects

Type 
New Build
Completion date
2016
Photography
Veeral & Chamberlain Architects


Set on a lush inner city site with a walking trail tracing the rear boundary, the design of this house was driven by the desire to connect to the garden.

The owners wanted a focus on accessibility with as many living spaces and rooms as possible on the ground floor.

Three extruded gable roof forms create a strong presence from the both the street-front and rear walking trail, exaggerating the site’s rural feel, and each connecting to a different space in the house – one to the living room (the central point), one to the bedroom wing and one to the indoor pool. These provide choreographed, framed views of moments in the landscape.

To exaggerate the rural feel of the site, the form of the house echoes a barn. This gable roof form and the use of brick also integrates seamlessly with the existing residential streetscape. The bricks add a texture and warmth to this home and enhance the feeling of a traditional house.

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Garden house exterior by Chamberlain Architects

Our Response:

With the garden being really central to how you experience the house, we wanted to tap into a farmhouse feel, which is why we gravitated to that gable roof form. And the way we arranged that around the site was to try and maximise the connection to the garden.

We thought a lot of how you walk through the house, and the different framed views you get of the garden, and how we can capture as much of that as possible.

We wanted something that was going to be quite calm and soft. As a practice we like materials with that sort of texture and warmth, but also still quite simple. And we always knew we wanted it to be bricks, so it had that traditional house feel.
— Ella Leoncio
Garden house interior by Chamberlain Architects
Garden house interior by Chamberlain Architects
Garden house exterior by Chamberlain Architects
Garden house exterior by Chamberlain Architects

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