This month At Home visits 'Welcome to the Jungle House', an inner city residence recently shortlisted for the 2019 World Architecture Festival.
Situated in Darlington, an inner-city heritage conservation area typified by late Victorian row terrace housing and post-industrial warehouse conversions, the home was designed to celebrate the Sydney climate and push the boundaries of sustainable living.
Meet the architect Clinton Cole, Managing Director of CPlusC Architectural Workshop and learn about how the home was designed, as you explore its interiors and exteriors.
The Jungle House story begins with the purchase of a two-storey shop top house in disrepair and close to collapse, occupying a 90sqm triangular site.
The original spackled rendered masonry façade had cultural and streetscape significance to the local heritage conservation area and its necessary reconstruction was managed under strict heritage controls.
A black photovoltaic panel array signals the new addition to the original northern façade, harnessing sunlight throughout the day, acting as a billboard for the sustainability attributes of the architecture and starkly contrasting the original rendered heritage facade.
Design Statement exerpt by Clinton Cole, director of CplusC Architectural Workshop, "Le Corbusier famously said almost 100 years ago, that 'A house is a machine for living in'. If we are to survive the next 100 years a house must be 'a machine for sustaining life' and it must promote those values in its architectural expression to the public who largely consume architecture through the media where image is everything.
The rooftop is constructed of steel planter beds which provide deep soil for native plants and fruit and vegetables. The garden beds are irrigated from the fishpond providing nutrient rich water created by the edible silver perch (fish).
ABOUT CPLUSC ARCHITECTURAL WORKSHOP
Architect and builder, Clinton Cole, founded CplusC Architectural Workshop in 2005.
Based in Darlington, the practice specialises in the design and construction of expertly detailed, luxurious and sustainable homes.
Winner of multiple design and construction industry awards, CplusC offer both architectural and construction services. The practice believes in great architectural ideas, efficient construction systems, holistic sustainable project development and exceptional value for service.
Location: Darlington, NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Sunday 22 September 2019
Tickets: $35 (Early Bird) / $45 (Public) / $30 (AAA Members)
Note: Early bird tickets are available up Sunday 15 September 2019.
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- Article: Vanessa Couzens & Annette Dearing
- Images: Jungle House designed by CplusC Architectural Workshop
- Images Source: supplied by CplusC Architectural Workshop
- Photographers: Michael Lassman and Ryan Ng