from the ashes...





in 2009, more with than two thousand homes were lost during the devastating black saturday bushfires in victoria, australia. the australian institute of architects [vic] and the office of the victorian government implemented a free architectural service to help people rebuild. nineteen architecturally designed home plans were put forward to residence from a variety of architects.

one such home that has risen from the ashes belongs to the mackinnon family and is known as finnon glen. this joint project by jackson clements burrows architects and interior design company doherty lynch, is an example of modern, sleek, simple, strong and practical design.

the clients brief that finnon glen could accomodate four families and more than a dozen grandchildren at one time yet feel intimate was addressed by indluding four bedroom, three bathrooms, a central living area and a bunkroom at one area of the home which is accessed by a wide hallway and can be closed off with large acoustic sliding doors worthy of its numerous industry award nominations. 




[images via sonia mangiapane]