Eclectic Mix of Industrial And Residential Building In Brunswick House
February 28, 2019
Brunswick House is a residential project of Christopher Botterill . This was completed in 2011. Brunswick House located in the inner workings of northern suburbs of Melbourne . This home is positioned amongst an eclectic mix of industrial and residential building typologies . Originally , the house was purchased as a derelict shell . The original building has been renovated using modern spatial arrangements , materials and a strong focus on sustainability . At the front of the house , two master bedroom has been arrested with a shared robe that divides the room . Bathroom and kitchen area has a centralized , allowing the living room open to the garden and roof deck above . Above the bathroom is a study room and bedroom open to the living area and provides access to a storage space on the roof . A fireplace that has been disabled will be retained to support the open roof structure and provide space for a concealed pantry and wine cellar .
When the double doors at the back of the house open , green carpet in the living room , visually connect with the soft lush lawn , reducing the definition of inside and outside . The layered pallets on materials and forms , in particular of the black wooden box elements, creating a sense of journey and individuality . A rainwater tank is placed under the external staircase and is used to irrigate an organic vegetable garden on the front . If possible , all new materials come from local and completed by hand during construction . All windows on existing homes , has been reconditioned with traditional sash cord and high performance glazing . The house is surrounded by a circular concrete stepping stone pavers set in the soft grasses , creating a dynamic landscape environment .