Masuto Residence by Jamison Architects
Location: Aberfeldie, Victoria, Australia
Architects: Jamison Architects
Design team: Mark Jamison, Angela Jamison
Photographer: Derek Swalwell
A departure from the repetitious ‘garage and driveway – build to the boundaries – feeling of confined living’ scenario, Jamison Architects were successful in negotiating with local council a duplex design that challenged the town planning parameters for the sake of better design. Negotiations with council enabled better streetscape appeal for the clients and the neighbourhood, and importantly better solar aspect and privacy for the duplexes. Ultimately these creative design solutions have resulted in more liveable and enjoyable spaces for the clients who now call this “home”.
A rich palette of finishes and textural qualities unifies the design both inside and out. Most noticeable is the black ash stained timber cladding which conceals the garage doors and runs internally down one side of the hallway which is punctuated with recessed joinery, seating and the main staircase. It draws one through the home leading them to the bright, light filled living spaces and tranquil rear sanctuary complete with garden, alfresco entertaining space and pool.
‘Masuto’ enjoys the benefits of passive solar design including energy efficient natural lighting, cross-ventilation, heating and cooling with a wonderful connection to the outdoor landscape. It is functional, sophisticated, efficient in its use of space and a joy to live in.
All images courtesy of Jamison Architects
Jamison Architects; led by Angela and Mark Jamison, both registered architects with over 20 years architectural experience each, is based on the Gold Coast. Jamison Architects is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects and has completed projects in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and is registered with the Board of Architects in each of these states.
Having worked for a variety of local and internationally renowned architectural practices in Australia, Singapore and the UK, Mark and Angela formed Jamison Architects; a design studio where their own individual experiences, strengths and styles could work together creatively and collaboratively enriching each project for the greater benefit of the client.
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