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60s Modern House on the Gold Coast
Home Renovation and Rejuvination, Australia – design by Jamison Architects
18 Oct 2016
60s Modern House
Design: Jamison Architects
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
60’s Modern House
‘60s Modern’ is a renovation project. It is the upper unit of an original early 80’s duplex building, pinned to a steep hillside site, it overlooks the Gold Coast skyline and Pacific Ocean. The design encompasses the client’s love for 60’s style, decor and art.
Site access was difficult and the logistics of fire separation, town planning conditions and structural requirements provided numerous design and construction challenges.
The goal was to open up the living spaces to the incredible view which had been restricted by a sloping roof and small windows; add a second storey with a master suite and outside entertainment area; and give the home a streetscape presence and arrival experience to replace the carport entry.
The new double height living area and expansive northern window opens up the space and the ocean and skyline views. Articulated with thoughtful glazing and veiled in decorative screening for both sun control and privacy, the facade can be adapted to suit the client’s requirements. The design resolution has strengthened the connection to the natural environment and greatly improved natural light and cross-ventilation whilst maintaining privacy.
Similarly, the elevated master suite takes in the amazing views. The master suite space is versatile, it can be opened to connect with the lounge retreat, entertainment terrace, and view or be partitioned off as desired.
Previously an open carport marked the home’s address. Now the home has a streetscape presence, an inviting entry and arrival experience and a discreetly enclosed garage with improved functionality.
‘60s Modern’ is a renovation project, it is the upper duplex unit of an original early 80’s duplex building, practically pinned to a steep hillside site, it overlooks the Gold Coast and Pacific Ocean. The design encompasses the client’s love for 60s style, décor and art.
Site access was difficult and the logistics of fire separation, town planning requirements and structural challenges provided numerous design and construction challenges.
The brief was to open up the living spaces to the incredible view which had been restricted by a sloping roof and small windows, add a second storey with a mastersuite and outside entertainment area, and give the home a streetscape presence and arrival experience to replace the carport entry.
The new double height living area and expansive northern window opens up ocean and skyline views. Articulated with thoughtful glazing solutions and veiled in decorative screening for both sun control and privacy, the façade can be adapted to suit the client’s requirements. Connection to the natural environment has been strengthened whilst still maintaining privacy from neighbours.
The elevated mastersuite space is versatile, it can be opened to connect with the entertainment terrace, lounge retreat and view or be partitioned off as desired.
The core idea was to enhance the client’s lifestyle, to provide greater amenity, connect to the immediate and greater environment, and interweave the client’s love of 60s style, décor and art. The design resolution sought to be responsive to climate, adaptable to client’s needs, appropriate to its context and sensitive to neighbours, simultaneously considering duplex, town planning, structural and access constraints.
Architecturally the project contributes to the public domain on a prominent site visible from Burleigh township, it respects neighbour’s privacy and views and enhances streetscape appeal and neighbourhood presence for greater community benefit. Culturally the design draws inspiration from a 60s aesthetic and the Gold Coast lifestyle culture.
The design performance exceeds client’s expectations of functionality and liveability and the financial investment in the renovation has surpassed property value expectations and improved neighbourhood appeal. Considerations for sustainability include greatly improving natural light, cross-ventilation and thermal comfort to minimise ongoing energy consumption and desire for air-conditioning.
Integration of allied disciplines included developing the concept for a new window system to incorporate laser cut screens into an Aneeta Window system for the first time. This idea required close consultation, support and development with Aneeta Window Systems.
There was no existing fire separation between the upper and lower duplexes. As the lower unit was directly in front and below the main viewing window of the unit to be renovated, a fire separation solution that would not affect the views or inhibit the amount of glazing had to be designed.
Structurally, the new works required lightweight construction over the existing structure. To brace the new upper level and transfer the additional weight of the structure, additional structural columns were needed and connected to new footings in the existing sub-floor.
Site access was restricted by the narrow, winding laneway between large trees making it difficult for crane, large machinery and truck access. Access and construction was further challenged by the steepness of the site.
The design resolution exceeded the client’s brief of an additional storey, it created a home where they can enjoy a better lifestyle and is a positive addition to the neighbourhood community.
1960s Modern House on the Gold Coast – Buidling Information
Architects: Jamison Architects, Angela Jamison and Mark Jamison
Builder: Addinsall Constructions
Town Planner: Storey & Castle Planning
Private Certifier: Coastline Certification Group
Structural Engineer: Reinmac Consulting Engineers
Fire Consultant: Thomas Independent Certification
Hydraulic Consultatn: HDS
Window System Consultant: Aneeta Window Systems
Design time: 8 months
Construction time: 8 months
Project size: 161 sqm
Completion date Dec 2015
Photography: Remco Photography
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