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Permanent Camping / Casey Brown Architecture

  • 01:00 - 7 March, 2013
Permanent Camping / Casey Brown Architecture
© Rob Brown
© Rob Brown

© Penny Clay © Penny Clay © Penny Clay © Penny Clay +11

  • Builder

    Jeffrey Broadfield
  • Structural Consultant

    Ken Murtagh
  • Mechanical Consultant

    Jonathan Temple

From the architect. Located on a remote pristine mountain on a sheep station in central western NSW, this structure was the realisation of a dream for the client. Sited at the edge of a ridge surrounded by large granite boulders and ancient dead trees, the tower has panoramic views for hundreds of miles to the horizon.

© Penny Clay
© Penny Clay
© Penny Clay
© Penny Clay

Conceived as a retreat for one or two people, the building has a minimal 3x3m footprint providing shelter. The structure is a two storey copper clad tower; the sides open up on the ground level to provide wide verandahs to the north, east and western elevations. To the south a water tank and winches are located to operate the moveable verandah roofs. When not in use, these roofs close down to completely enclose the timber and glass interior protecting it from the elements in particular bush fires.

© Penny Clay
© Penny Clay

Internally, the structure is beautifully crafted from recycled ironbark providing a sleeping loft and small kitchen with a Rais wood fired slow combustion stove.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Water is collected on the roof and a separate WC, also in copper clad hardwood, is located a short walk to the west. The structure is heavily insulated from both cold winds and searing daytime temperatures with multi layered walls all ventilated top and bottom allowing free air movement.

© Penny Clay
© Penny Clay

Due to the isolated nature of the building site, the building was completely prefabricated by the builder Jeffery Broadfield in Sydney then transported to site and erected.

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5 Comments

Morag · March 14, 2013

I would like to know what you use to insulate this house against cold and heat.

Barry · March 12, 2013

Did they kill those trees for the project? Because they are just too compositionally perfect. Sarcasm

Great work!

As far as showers and potty rooms: It's essentially a tent.

Emilios · March 08, 2013

Very nice project! Love the landscape it is in!

To Shan for the WC question "Water is collected on the roof and a separate WC, also in copper clad hardwood, is located a short walk to the west"

Shan · March 08, 2013

Just beautiful... one question, where is the bathroom, shower toilet et al?

Hannah · June 04, 2015 04:35 AM

Well, you can see in the video that they definitely have running water, but I dunno

nicholas burns · March 07, 2013

Stunning- great work!

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