Saturday 10 June, 3pm - SOLD OUT
Saturday 10 June, 5pm - Last show on sale
Venue: Jimmy's House by MJA Studio
Goonderup, North Perth, WA
* please note exact address details will be sent to ticket holders the week of the show *
Join ABC TV’s resident architecture nerd for an intimate afternoon of stories in this award winning home.
“It’s like a funny love letter to the Australia we grew up in.”
Mark Humphies. 7.30, ABC TV.
Australian Institute of Architects - National Jury Citation
“This exceptional house places conceptual and programmatic aspirations on equal footing with broader agendas: neighbourhood generosity, passive environmental performance, and biodiversity.
This inner-suburban infill development absorbs a 2-3 bedroom household while sustaining more landscape area than the site’s initial footprint.
The house’s courtyard configuration, fringed by two, L-shaped wings, receives optimal sun exposure and creates three tiers of garden and terrace, meeting the neighbouring park and playground with a deferential height.
The interiors are warm and comfortably private, yet there is a friendly outward expression of the house’s daily life. Blue-glazed bricks reference the surrounding roof tiles, and in searching for a Perth vernacular, the architects sought design lessons from local architects of the 1960s in the production of a home both vibrant and modest. Inside, there is a balance between refined and raw finishes.
Perforated walls and moveable screens enable changeable levels of exposure to the street as well as passive thermal control, and all spaces are one-room deep to ensure cross ventilation, enhanced by a thermal chimney. The activity of the house spills onto various decks and into the main courtyard, which in turn bring gardens – medicinal, edible, endemic, and treed – to the interiors. Jimmy’s House is exemplary in its approach to small-scale infill development."
Images by Jack Lovell