Design Canberra Festival Design Canberra Festival

Photo: Rob Henry
Photo: Rob Henry
Past event Free event

Living Rooms Week 1: Charred Timber House by Rob Henry Architects

Architecture + design + craft = an open home with a difference. Explore the living rooms of acclaimed Canberra houses that employ the concept of UTOPIA and Imagined Futures, and discover Everyday Beautiful with works on sale by local artists, makers and craft practitioners.  Enjoy a progressive exhibition as you take in the beauty of design in our own backyard and a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore some of Canberra’s finest houses.

Charred Timber House is a robust family home, designed over a series of levels that follow the steep slope of the Ainslie site. It’s signature elements are the Shou Sugi Ban cladding, which was beautifully installed by the owner, and a recycled hardwood slatted screen to the carport, which was made from the roof battens of the original cottage. The house’s solar passive design delivers northerly light into all living areas and bedrooms, whilst carefully located southerly windows allow cross ventilation and connectivity with the adjacent well used neighbourhood pathway. Delivered on a modest budget, this home blends practical solutions with designed elegance.

11am-12:30pm – Charred Timber House
24 Raymond Street, Ainslie
Architect: Rob Henry Architects

Afterwards, why not finish the day at the DESIGN Canberra Sunday Sessions.  This week Mount Ainslie Lookout will come alive with the sounds of local musicians, and award-winning architectural pop-up bar the Pop Inn.

Living Rooms is proudly supported by holly and Rolfe Classic BMW.

No bookings required.