Contemporary Residence Jackson Clements Burrows
Melbourne-based architectural firm Jackson Clements Burrows JCB has recently completed the Elizabeth Street Residence. According to the architects: The project brief called for a contemporary residence and garden that could meet the current and future needs of a large family. The approach on the site was to find a solution that could be contextual, but also challenge the default rear-yard configuration of the typical suburban dwelling. This was achieved by dividing the site lengthwise to create a parallel format of house versus landscape. The primary form of the dwelling has been aligned on the southern boundary, enabling the habitable spaces to take full advantage of a panoramic, north-facing garden. By positioning a pavilion at each end, the garden then becomes a private courtyard that is an essential part of the architecture.