VIC: At Home With the Architect Visits Elsternwick

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This month's VIC At Home with the Architect, visits a compact residence in Elsternwick designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects that was awarded a commendation in the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards. On Sunday 23 October, tour participants will be able to explore the interiors and exteriors of the ‘Hiding House’ as the architect explains its design.

Built on a ‘battle-axe’ shaped block that was once a suburban tennis court, the design of the two storey residence was inspired by the clients desire for tranquility and seclusion from the street and a need for privacy from the site’s 11 surrounding neighbours.

The home is composed of a series of interlocking rooms and gardens that create spatial variety, while allowing the house to adapt to changing needs. Doors and windows slide open and closed, revealing views and protecting privacy.


Melbourne based firm Jackson Clements Burrows Architects was founded in 1998 by Tim Jackson, Jon Clements and Graham Burrows.

The practice undertakes projects across a variety of sectors including residential, commercial, institutional, interior and urban design. The collaborative design-focused studio has a reputation for creating innovative architecture driven by environmentally sustainable design principles.

Jackson Clements Burrows' work has been recognised through numerous design and industry awards and has been published in leading Australian and international design journals.


Location: Elsternwick, VIC
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 12.00pm - 1.30pm
Date: Sunday 23 October 2016
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to meet the architect and experience this privately owned residence, numbers are limited. Book your place on the tour, click here.