Cabarlah House

Musgrave, Elizabeth A., Hampson, Alice and Price, John, Cabarlah House, Crows Nest Extended Home, Crows Nest, NSW, Australia, 2005.

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Designer Musgrave, Elizabeth A.
Hampson, Alice
Price, John
Design title Cabarlah House, Crows Nest Extended Home
Project name Cabarlah House
Location Crows Nest, NSW, Australia
Project description Background
Design proposal for a house on a subdivision on the edge of the escarpment north of Toowoomba. Program required three independent living zones for the client, her parents and Bed-and-Breakfast guests. Issues raised include: ordering site for separate address and entry; communal and private territories; screening of nearby suburban elements to privilege middle and distant rural and mountain vistas ordering of program to enable comfortable occupation by client when alone and when house is full of guests.
Contribution
Site is structured into territories by program and ordered through reference to an idea about a series of courtyards. Stretching the program out created a linear building in which all three zones are accommodated and offered expansive views. To this is added linked pavilions and lean-tos. On the southern side, lean-tos create a series of structured arrival entry courtyards, vegetable and lavender gardens, service courts; on the northern side, a pavilion housing a screened summer living room also enables outdoor territory close to the house that cannot be overlooked. On this northern edge lawn stretches out to disappear over the escarpment.
Significance
This project explores the use of ideas to order buildings and landscape together in a range of settings for living on an ordinary suburban block and with a minimum budget. Design involves exploring ways that interactions between occupants, the immediate landscape and distant views can be set up in works of architecture to be registered through occupation.
Project start date 2005
Date of completion 2005
Publisher John Price Elizabeth Musgrave Architects
Place published Crows Nest, NSW, Australia
Total pages 1 Design project
Subject 1201 Architecture
Keyword Original Creative Works - Design/Architectural work

 
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