Words by Grant Amon Architects
This compact townhouse project represents a dexterous and varied use of many timber products. Combined with the extensive use of timber external cladding to the main body of the building, the metal clad corner element is further wrapped in continuous laminated cypress pergola beams. The structure provides the base for climbing plants to weave their way up and over the adjoining roof decks for each apartment. Another unique feature is the use of timber slatted battens to the Garage doors that combine with backlit coloured panels to a lantern like effect by night and day.
Internally, selected timbers have been used in the joinery elements, stairs treads, wall panels, flooring and cladding to provide a warm texture and colour to compliment the interior material palette.
Overall, the use of timber has given the townhouses a natural life and vigour both to internal living areas and external expressive elements.