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Shearers Quarters | John Wardle Architects | Last Architecture

John Wardle Architects | This beguiling shearers quarters sits as a companion building to an existing historic cottage on a working sheep farm.

Located on the site of the old shearing shed that was destroyed by fire, the residence houses shearers, and family and friends on annual tree planting weekends and retreats.

The plan form transforms along its length to shift the profile of a slender skillion at the western end to a broad gable at the east. The geometry of this shift is carried through to the layout of internal walls, lining boards and window frames.

A singular palette of materials is used with corrugated galvanised iron to the exterior, and timber internally. Inside is a large open living/dining/kitchen area, bathroom and laundry, two bedrooms and a bunkroom.

The primary internal lining is Pinus Macrocarpa sourced from many different suppliers principally as individual trees from old rural windbreaks.

The bedrooms are lined in recycled apple box crates, sourced from the many old …

Armadale House | Jackson Clements Burrows | Last Architecture

JCBA _ This project involved alterations and additions to an existing Victorian house in Armadale that had been renovated in the late 1980s. The scope of work included a complete refurbishment of the existing Victorian House and a new upper level extension separated into two private zones for parents and children.                       

Books 200 Houses Publisher: The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd Editor: Mark Cleary Project: Armadale House Ref: pp 40-41 Project: Bangkok House Ref: pp 58-59 Project: Richmond House Ref: pp 286-289