Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

 

Jackson Clements Burrows Architects have designed the Moonlight Cabin, a small shelter that overlooks the ocean in Victoria, Australia.

 

Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

The architect’s description

Located on a windswept coast line, Moonlight Cabin is a place to retreat from and engage with the landscape’s ephemeral conditions.

Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

It is a small footprint shelter (60m2) that explores the boundaries of how small is too small, challenging conventional notions of what is actually necessary in our lives.

Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

It is designed to be passively environmentally responsive, ultimately reducing energy use and running costs whilst maximising occupant amenity.

Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

The plan is conceived as one volume with kitchen, bathroom and utilities inserted within a central island pod which effectively unlocks the corridor to become an important habitable space.

Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

The built form is fully screened in a spotted-gum rainscreen that acts like a ‘gore-tex jacket’ to protect the cabin from the elements while the timber is free to move naturally in the changing climatic conditions.

Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Operable shutters enable cross ventilation and adaptability, open or closed, partially shut down or secured when the occupants leave and reopened when they return.

Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Moonlight Cabin is grid connected and rainwater is sustainably harvested.

Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Architect: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects
Builder: Spence Construction | Colac and Geelong
Structural: P.J. YTTRUP Associates
Building Surveyor: Noel Gosling
Photography: Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio

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