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Queenscliff Barn House in Victoria
Property Development in Australia – design by Minett Studio Architecture & Design
11 Jan 2019
Queenscliff Barn House
Architects: Minett Studio Architecture & Design
Location: Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Queenscliff Barn House
The project site is perched on Benito’s point the highest hill in Queenscliff which is prominent from the main road that enters the coastal town.
Due to the conspicuous site, it was essential that the design was anchored in the local vernacular. Taking inspiration from the sandstone cliffs and bleached driftwood juxtaposed against the Fortified foundations of the Queenscliff Fort and the pitched roof weatherboard cottages.
These styles were reinterpreted as a simple composition of an extruded barn type timber house which stretches from North to South with two limestone fortified foundations which bookend the West façade.
The striking timber Barn was detailed with uninterrupted plains of spotted gum reminiscent of Scandinavian architecture and as a modern recreation of the traditional beach shack gabled roof aesthetic.
The resulting dwelling reflects the care taken in its creation, from its clean, confident design to the rich detailing and furnishing that animate its interiors. Externally and internally, the structure demonstrates refined and considered attention to materiality. Outside, cladding in three colours of limestone sourced from Mount Gambier resonates with the geology of the nearby cliffs and bedrock, and the Spotted Gum used for cladding, decking, floorboards and battens was all installed with concealed fixings, creating uninterrupted plains of tonal variation.
The large distressed recycled timber columns on the east façade create picture frames for viewing the vista of swan bay beyond. Linking with the interior recycled spotted gum scissor trusses, the experience of being in barn translates to the experience of inhabiting the underside of the pitched roof and exposed structure as tectonic decoration.
Queenscliff Barn House, Victoria – Building Information
Architects & Interior Designers: Minett Studio Architecture & Design
Project size: 328 sqm
Site size: 960 sqm
Project Budget: $1100000
Completion date: 2013
Building levels: 2
Photography: Derek Swalwell
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