The Burra Series celebrates the unique qualities that Collier Homes has developed over its sixty-year history. Australian streetscape, climate and way of life have all been considered in the creation of these humble homes by Craig Nener.
Multiple internal and external spaces form these homes which serve to blend both inside and out and embrace Perth's distinct climate. Welcoming shade against our harsh sun and cooling sea breezes are allowed for with deep eaves to large windows, lush internal courtyards and natural cross-ventilation. The layouts are spatially pragmatic and efficient, yet spacious and cozy. The material palette is modest, low maintenance and primed to weather beautifully embedding character during a time that celebrates Australian architecture and quality built homes.
'Burra' references several things that we consider to be unique about Australia. The 'Burra Charter' is a document that seeks to preserve our places of heritage and the 'burra' in Kookaburra mimics the iconic kingfisher’s call.
Bold, minimalist and solid, Joon stands tall with its staircase and large window to the street, presenting a welcoming facade, yet private interior. The front courtyard buffers street life and can be used as an alternative entry.
Internal living areas take ahold of the height of the house and present a double volume void to the upper floor's master suite. This is a family home providing everyone spaces to retreat and central living area to come together.
Modest and humble, Mira embraces street life with a full-width verandah to sit back and watch life go by. The interior living spaces cozy in on the corner of the l-shaped plan and nestle between a small entry atrium and the backyard.
A small studio/granny flat is separately located in a corner of the block acting as either a short-stay accommodation unit with its own street access or a guest suite. This is a home for a dynamic family that celebrate their street life.
Private yet permeable, Oriel sits back from the street with its slatted carport gate allowing an urban vista. Its sculptural and bold wall reaches out to welcome the visitor. Other thick walls create a cavernous and shaded interior.
The internal spaces consist of two blocks connected with a study bridge, creating several courtyards that breathe light and air into the home. This is a house for those who enjoy being inside, yet appreciate many outdoor spaces.