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Lennox House

Courtyard to Studio Courtyard to Studio 01

Vista Architects

NSW & ACT Entries 2011

The ‘Lennox House’ was designed employing a modular post and beam structural system, using 150 x 150 Red iron bark posts and kiln dried ‘Spotted Gum’ main frame floor & wall beams and trusses. The modular grid system allowed great flexibility in terms of openings both internal and external, as it eliminated the requirement for load bearing walls and lintels. The main roof is elevated above the adjacent low pitched apron cladding to allow for the installation of high level windows for light and ventilation. The layout configuration is very open plan and fully embraces the outdoor garden zones and covered external deck areas typical of this coastal style of dwelling. The modular concept along with the post and beam structure allows large sections of external walls to be opened up with the bifold glazed door system and floor to beam louvres.

Main Posts Air dried ‘Red Iron Bark’
Main Wall beams Kiln dried ‘Spotted Gum’
Flooring Mixed ‘Forest Redwoods’ 90 x 19 Aust Hwd
Windows and doors ‘ Syrian Cedar’ by DUCE
External Decking ‘Yellow Balou’
Bathroom & Ensuite Joinery Kiln Dried ‘Jarrah’

The Red Iron Bark posts are ideal for this purpose where they are full exposed internally and present a beautiful dense timber surface that has been polished and left to accentuate the deep rich natural colour of the timber. In this way the beauty of Australian hardwood can be a very direct sensual experience through touch and colour. This species of course also has incredible durability when it is appear externally.
Entered into:
  • Residential Class 1 New Buildings, 2011
  • Timber as a Structural Element, 2011
  • Australian Certified Timber, 2011
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