05 Nov Worker’s cottage by Nielsen Jenkins
The photos really speak for themselves… This project is by Brisbane-based architecture practise Nielsen Jenkins, and encompasses layering of materials to create a bespoke home. The site is architect Lachlan Nielsen’s own home, and dates back to 1895 where it acted as a residence for those working on the tram network at the time. It has since undergone many renovations, and now acts as a space that is not only a home but also a design studio and workshop too. The home uses Glosswood’s dark Charcoal lining boards in the kitchen and living space, to create a moody backdrop which lets the unique, rustic features of the home steal the limelight.
Glosswood’s lining boards create beautiful depth with its strong timber grain. Charcoal is the darkest colour in the range, and was selected as it creates a neutral backdrop so the feature materials and furniture in the home make a statement. Lachlan Nielsen has created a home that explores the relationship between light and shadow, that is relaxed and playful. The Workers Cottage was featured in Brisbane Open House last month; opening the house to the public so the avid homeowner and designer could take a peek inside.
Design: Nielsen Jenkins
Photography: Andy Macpherson