Moonlight Cabin / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

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Moonlight Cabin / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
© Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio
Moonlight Cabin / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
© Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio

Located on a windswept coast line, Moonlight Cabin is a place to retreat from and engage with the landscape’s ephemeral conditions. 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. It is designed to be passively environmentally responsive, ultimately reducing energy use and running costs whilst maximising occupant amenity.

Moonlight Cabin / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
© Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio

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 / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
© Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio

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 / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
© Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio

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 is grid connected and rainwater is sustainably harvested.

Project Details:

Location: Victoria, Australia
Type: ResidentialHouses
Area: 60m2
Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Photographs: Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio

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