Birch Park

Photographer: Simon Devitt / Jackie Meiring 


It was important to incorporate and interpret aspects of Chilean and Japanese design philosophies into the project. After much collaboration and iteration the home was resolved as a series of pavilions, interlocking with the landscape, allowing the site to flow through the built forms. Increasing the length of the building envelope and threshold the floor plan remains simple programmatically while creating many experientially unique and flexible spaces.
The lower levels have been settled into the land with the use of Peterson bricks as the cladding, above the brick ‘base’ walls are rich timber clad forms containing the more private family spaces. Using Shou Sugi Ban to treat the exterior timber added texture and detail, creating a velvet cloak, the soft timber full of warmth and texture.
In collaboration with our clients and the very talented team from ‘Bespoke Interior Design’, the kitchen, bathrooms, and interiors were developed using contrast and layering, highlighting the strength and beauty of each element and material. Concrete and timber providing the backdrop, green marble with smoked timber cabinetry, rich walnut against white marble, organic linens and paper lanterns with steel balustrades.

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