Jemmott Associates Pty Ltd
Established in 2004, Jemmott Associates is a Brisbane based architectural practice specialising in private residences, apartments, commercial buildings, mixed use developments and master planning works. We offer a holistic design approach that balances personal and community needs and expectations, with the social, economic and ecological influences while providing a design that meets the functional requirements and provides a meaningful addition to the cultural context. Our architecture is modern in its approach but has a respect for the local character and draws upon the wealth of architectural culture and symbolism to create meaningful architecture.
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Twin Wall House
Fortitude Valley, 2006
This inner city warehouse conversion is designed for the living spaces for two families. Each family occupies a single level of the two level building. A variety of spaces provided include kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms and more specific requirements such as a photographic studio, pottery studio and a gallery. The tight budget required the planning to be rigorous and minimal. The only structural alteration was the insertion of an aperture where three skylights are inserted to provide extra natural light to the lower level. The planning is dominated by the two parallel 2400 mm high walls of light that sit on a 300 mm high concrete plinth. Each of these walls provides a threshold between the public/private spaces. The living rooms, dining rooms, on the lower level and the kitchens, bathrooms and other heavily serviced rooms are raised on a plinth.
Fig Tree Pocket House
Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane, 2011
The brief for the Fig Tree Pocket House 2 requested a modern 2 storey family home, to be built on a north facing, sloping bush land site. The house is organised into 2 zones in section. Carport, arrival and sleeping upstairs and living, kitchen, pool and courtyard downstairs. An internal 2 storey linear bamboo garden traversing the length of the house along the east-west axis creates a reference point within the plan. The courtyard on the lower level creates a place and space for family events to occur with direct viewing and interaction available from the living/dining room, kitchen and pool. The house is anchored into the slope of the land in section. Using the earth against external building walls for thermal mass helps reduce heat loss in winter and maintains a steady cool indoor air temperature during summer. This cutting in also contributes to the landscape nature of the dwelling and creates the 2 storey solid wall behind the bamboo garden, which contributes to the sense of refuge in the living rooms. The 2 storey garden void also allows for the creation of 1 room deep planning on both levels to enhance cross ventilation and access to daylight.