Closeburn Home

This house was built by the O'Shea family and has been a source of inspiration for much of Thomas' work since.

Closeburn Screen

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Creative reuse of waste materials drove this playful screening device. Used materials are, treated pine joists, (frame), junk pile oregon (door), hardwood off cuts (sills, reveals) fibrous cement sheeting, (Cladding) & sample paint pots. This is the result of many years of hoarding and a passion for design.

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Closeburn Library

Recycled timber forms the fine frame with ply as the shelving. The unit is modular to simplify construction. The structure is a repeated timber ladder with plywood shelving and doors to create variation. An image of the local landscape taken by the owner is overlaid onto the doors.

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Closeburn Garden

Rammed earth excavated from site terraced an existing slope and built a lush sculpted environment and entry sequence. The work allowed for experimentation with earth as a building material and connected the house to its landscape. Frangipani’s and a trellis help to cool the house.

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