Cottesloe House - Perth, Australia

Three metre solid timber blades are the defining feature in this luxury home.

Project details

John Lewis Architects
Time Builders
Vulcan Screening in Protector - Straw and Protector - Teak
Vulcan Cladding (WB10 Profile 145x20) in Protector - Teak
Vulcan Cladding (WB10 Profile 145x20) in Protector - Straw
Timber distributor
Photography credit
Christian Sprogoe - csfoto
Completion date
Western Australia

Timber cladding, solid timber blades, white render, black Milano render and concrete make up the foundational materials in this stunning Cottesloe residence by John Lewis Architects and Courtico Interiors.

Located on an awkward 746m2 site, this luxury home was designed to orientate towards a park. Then faced with the challenge of direct western sun, the architect used our solid Vulcan timber blades as large sculptural cantilevers to control the sun.

These second floor Vulcan timber blades are 175mm x 40mm in 3m lengths, clear span and were slotted from behind and chemically anchored onto a steel plate. This means there is no visible fixing from either the front or the sides.

Similar techniques were applied to the cabana ceiling (100mm x 40mm in 4.8 m lengths), utilising steel rods that were chemically anchored into the concrete. Battens were attached to the rods, to help keep the battens straight and create a hidden fixing system.

All Vulcan timber was coated with two coats of Protector - Straw, and one coat of Protector - Teak as the finishing touch.

The timber blades on this facade were made possible by the proven stability of the Vulcan timber from Abodo.

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Cottesloe House Vulcan Cladding and Vulcan Screening Abodo Wood 6
Bringing about continuity; the rich warmth of these finishes forms a natural connection throughout, bringing together the grounds, pool and luxury design of the home.


See more about the products that have been used on this project.

Vulcan Screening in Protector Natural Abodo Wood
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Protector Coating Abodo Wood
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