Milis Salem House

Milis Salem House

Architect
Scale Architecture
Location
Sydney NSW, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2001
Category
Private Houses
Brett Boardman
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Wall Hung PansVilleroy & Boch AG
AccessoriesVOLA
BasinsAqualine
Facade Plywood CladdingBig River
Interior LightingECC
Wall CisternsGeberit

Product Spec Sheet
Wall Hung Pans
Accessories
by VOLA
Basins
Facade Plywood Cladding
Interior Lighting
by ECC
Wall Cisterns
by Geberit

Milis Salem House

Scale Architecture as Architects

The client wanted an impossibly cheap house that looked luxurious; that was compact but would never feel small.

photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman

The project resulted from an 18 month email conversation between the Sydney based client and the Amsterdam based architect.

photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman

The main house consists of a single extruded volume of black plywood suspended from beams in the roof structure. The offset suspended volume divides the house programmatically – its interior spaces enclose the private functions of the house, while its exterior surfaces define the public spaces. On the ground plane, a single fixed element in the form of a cantilevered in-situ concrete bench, anchors the space and creates a hearth.

photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman

Team:
Architects: Scale Architecture
Photographer: Brett Boardman

photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman

Materials used:

Facade cladding: External walls are A face plywood cladding from Big River Timbers
and Rendered Verticore clay blocks.

Flooring: Ground floor polished concrete slab with in slab hot water heating system by hydroheat.
First floor polished T&G Blackbutt sustainably harvested timber by
Nunkerri Timbers.

Doors: All windows and glazed pivot doors by Skyrange Windows – Hot
dipped Galvanised steel finish.
Roofing: Roofing is Colorbond Kliplok from Lysaght (Bluescope Steel).
Interior lighting: ECC lighting, Regal Lighting, some fittings purchased by architect in Amsterdam, NL.
Bathrooms: Accent Geo Viva tapware, Vola accessories, custom formed tiled bath, custom made vanity stands by britex. Parisi Aqualine basins. Wall hung pans by Villeroy & Boch, with in wall cisterns by Geberit.

photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman

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