Original Architecture Project: Home in Australia Inspired by a Planetarium
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Original Architecture Project: Home in Australia Inspired by a Planetarium

Here is an imposing architecture project that looks more like a museum than a private living space. Designed by architects Jackson Clements Burrows, the Henley Street residence has an uncommon appearance and is located in Barwon Heads, Australia. Here is more information from the architects: “A young family engaged JCB to design their new permanent residence which would replace a dilapidated 1950’s two storey house that was beyond repair. A sculptural building form emerged from the clients brief which jokingly requested a planetarium as an inclusion. This led to the exploration of circular forms and resulted in a circular skylight in the first floor living areas as a direct reference however the house was primarily conceived to immerse itself over time as a natural extension of the Ti-tree dominated landscape. The house is wrapped in  as skin of vertical cedar battens (providing privacy and solar protection) which appear to emerge from the front fence intentionally confusing the relationship between built form and landscape.” Freshome readers, we know you like original home designs, but how far would you go in order to make your home stand out from the crowd? [Photography by John Gollings]

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3 comments

  • Jamie Herzlinger May 7, 2011 at 15:52 PM Login to Reply →

    Absolutely stunning! Just had the pleasure to catch up on older posts! All great!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Jamie Herzlinger

  • Voncelle Volté May 7, 2011 at 23:38 PM Login to Reply →

    I love the originality of the architecture, and I pray that some of that wood is the Australian-equivalent of FSC (Forest Sustainable Council) or reclaimed.

    Stay tuned into The Light.

    Illuminatingly,
    Voncelle Volté
    @VoncelleVolte

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