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Cape Schanck House / Jackson Clements Burrows

  • 01:00 - 24 July, 2008
Cape Schanck House / Jackson Clements Burrows
Cape Schanck House / Jackson Clements Burrows

Cape Schanck House / Jackson Clements Burrows Cape Schanck House / Jackson Clements Burrows Cape Schanck House / Jackson Clements Burrows Cape Schanck House / Jackson Clements Burrows +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cape Schanck VIC 3939, Australia
  • Architects

    Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects
  • Project Team

    Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Graham Burrows, Kim Stapleton, George Fortey, Brett Nixon
  • Landscape

    Site Office Landscape Architects
  • Mechanical

    Griepink & Ward Pty Ltd
  • Structural

    Adams Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd
  • Contractor

    BD Projects
  • Construction Duration

    18 months
  • Area

    400.0 sqm

From the architect. The undulating landscape at Cape Schanck is primarily a combination of cleared grass dunes (locally known as the Cups region) and expansive areas of dense Coastal Heath and Ti-tree shrub. The site is a designated wildfire zone and prior to the landscape being significantly cleared by early European farmers the area was inhabited by local aborigines.

On our first site visit we discovered the remnants of a hollowed out burnt log. This informed a starting point for an architectural exploration for the interiors and exterior where the form of the hollowed log suggested possibilities for an architectural solution.

The site is located on a high inland dune amongst dense coastal ti-tree shrub with expansive western views. On approach, the visitor is fronted by an expansive wall which conceals the primary upper level form. The lower level extends from the steep ground plane as a rendered plinth and forms a base much like the surrounding dunes. A winding driveway climbs the steep dune accessing the upper level behind a screen fence which conceals the view beyond. From here the entry experience opens to expansive views over the living area, deck and pool.

Programmatically the house considers the needs of a retired couple and their extended family who regularly visit with grandchildren. The primary upper level form (conceived as a hollowed out log) contains the kitchen, dining, living, garage and laundry. A secondary upper level form (conceived as a branch extending from the log) contains the study, master bedroom and ensuite. These forms are both finished in spotted gum hardwood cladding which is stained black. Cedar windows and cladding left in a natural finish are sleeved into the black exterior accentuating the difference between the interior and exterior as if part of a natural weathering process. The lower level contains guest accommodation and conceals functional plant spaces for mechanical systems and pool equipment.

The house is orientated to the northwest embracing expansive views. To control passive heating in summer, the western windows are protected by extensive eaves and motorised external Vental louvre blinds automatically descend once the sun passes through the north axis. Extensive northern glass is also protected by sunshades which limit solar penetration in summer. Further sustainable design considerations include fully automated electrical systems to reduce unnecessary power drain, bore water for garden and pool use and rainwater collection to tanks for all domestic use - town water was available however the clients agreed that the connection was unnecessary.

This house engages with the landscape through manipulation of form, material and colour. The weathered black vertical cladding profile references the undercroft structure of the Ti-tree and upper level form extends from the hill at ground level rising to a ridge which then descends to the west. At distance, the cranked profile of the form responds to the undulating profile of the surrounding ti-tree scrub and immerses the building within its surrounds.

Cite: "Cape Schanck House / Jackson Clements Burrows" 24 Jul 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/4251/cape-schanck-house-jackson-clements-burrows/>
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Matt Halffter · October 19, 2010

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yashar · July 22, 2010

fantastic space...

pris · July 20, 2010

hey guys, just wondering if you know the exact address of this stunning piece of architecture? im doing an architecture course and we need to find a contemporary building and draw its site plan. i want to find it using google maps, but i don't know the address. anyone who knows? thanks bunch. :D

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ADAMAS · June 23, 2010

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mara · March 29, 2010

Good!
Better architecture.

Michael · February 17, 2010

It's hard to swallow all the 'sustainability features' of a monstrous one family house on a giant swathe of land with parking for 4 cars and air-conditioning throughout.
No matter how much bore water you have access to and no matter how clever your automated blinds are, if every family on earth had one of these we'd have gone extinct 100 years ago.
Probably best to say;
'We tried to minimise the impact of this project on the environment, but hey, we have bills to pay and if we said 'no' the clients would have just gone to someone else.'

cad · December 10, 2009

that site is GIGANTIC!

dias-kazan · November 17, 2009

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Phil · July 05, 2009

Amazing

2MACoff · May 28, 2009

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Designer · January 12, 2009

Excellent, indeed.
@critical cow: and the problem with a phallic gesture is what? A phallus is a beautiful thing, a natural form, no?

Tonto · December 10, 2009 05:34 AM

for goodness sake Designer...bad visuals!!!!

Let's stop the willy talk

critical cow · September 05, 2008

This represents some of the very best of a new wave of work from Australia of late. For me this house represents a continuation of the Australian appropriation of the modernist tradition from Marcel Breuer to Harry Seidler to Jackson Clements Burrows.

I consider the cantilever to be the most phallic of gestures in architecture (as opposed to height). But damn they are spectacular and beautiful when they look like this.

jack schanck · August 06, 2008

found your house by brousing on the webb. I hope to build something as nice at some point in the future here in texas , lovley place stunning

pufftank · December 10, 2009 03:09 AM

did you find this by googling your own name cowboy?

this house is all popped collars - 3/10

sizaman · December 10, 2009 03:07 AM

did you find this by googling your own name cowboy?

sizaman · December 10, 2009 03:06 AM

did you find it by googling your own name cowboy?

sizaman · December 10, 2009 03:03 AM

did you find it by googling your own name cowboy?

boring...

John · July 24, 2008

Dammmmmmmn! VERY nice!

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