The Glasshouse Mountains Residence is a project that has spanned a number of years and three major phases of work. The first was a minor renovation to the workers cottage, followed by the addition of a living room off the side of the workers cottage which would act as a ‘knuckle’ for the third phase of work. The last phase added a double car garage and laundry and a large double height volume living, kitchen and rumpus space in the form of a traditional barn. The structure and skin of the building is built from recycled materials – an oregon portal frame with expressed steel connections and second hand bricks – resulting in an industrial interior environment.
▼工业化氛围的双层谷仓式建筑，the double-height barn house with industrial atmosphere
▼大面积立面开窗为室内提供充足阳光，the big openings on the facade bringing in adequate sunlight
▼室内外享受良好空间对视，view connections from inside out
▼厨房采用极简色调打造沉稳氛围，the simple palette was used in the kitchen
A storage wall and stair shelter the long western side of the barn from hot afternoon sun. High level louvres provide vast opportunity for cross ventilation, making the home a successful study in passive cooling. The new ‘barn’ extension is oriented to frame an existing orchid tree in the largely glazed exterior, providing privacy and shade for the interior. A central courtyard and fire pit has become the social heart of the home, with sliding doors and windows opening out seamlessly into this space.
▼明亮的居住空间与优雅的内部装饰，the bright living room and the modest interior design
▼滑动门窗增加了各空间的通透与开敞，the sliding windows and doors contributes to the transparency of the space
▼环境与居住的融合，to intertwine the living and the nature
Project size: 170 m2
Site size: 2020 m2
Project Budget: $400000
Completion date: 2015
Building levels: 2
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