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The Storehouse in Burnie Tasmania

17 Aug 2021

Architects: Starbox Architecture

Location: Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania

The Storehouse

The brief for The Storehouse tried to answer ‘How can we live with our loved ones as well as our most treasured possessions under the same roof’?
The Storehouse looks to blend a typical dwelling with offsite storage into one.

The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania

The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania

What were the key challenges?
The owner required space to store many vehicles an equipment that were housed in offsite storage sheds. These included a Barcrusher boat, a caravan, a dodge ram, Landcruiser, BMW M2, a car hoist, 2 x Ducati motorbikes and 13 x mountain/ road bikes.

The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania

This was expensive to maintain the situation but selling any of the items was not an option. So the idea was to look at how we could store them under/ around a newly built residence. Not only was storage the issue but how would it look and blend?

The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania

The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania

The other issue was the fact that the newly purchased block that sat above an adjacent highway, shared a Right of Way with a doctors surgery and was only 628 sqm.

The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania

The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania

What were the solutions?
In order for both storage of vehicles/equipment and residence to work together we needed space. This meant that we had to maximise the building envelope and also excavate into the slope of the site. This enabled a 20 x 9m storage shed to be built to the side and under the rest of the house.

The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania

The shape of the building envelope also created a unique form that we used to tame the massing an industrial feel. The site also had a substantial fall that we used to hide the size and height of the building.

The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania

Key products used:
Exterior
H& V Facades – Mondoclad
Adbri – Architectural facebrick in Steel
Mortlock Timber – Blackbutt Timber in shiplap Profile
Colorbond Trimdek roof and wall cladding

Interior
Adbri – Architectural facebrick in Steel
Tas Oak Timber flooring, trims and cappings
Porta Tas Oak feature walls
Cemintel – Barestone cladding

The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania

The Storehouse in Burnie, Tasmania – Building Information

Architect: Starbox Architecture

Project size: 436 sqm
Site size: 628 sqm
Project Budget: $850000
Completion date: 2021
Building levels: 2

The Storehouse Burnie Tasmania

Photography: Aaron Jones

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