Knox 194

Client: Knox
Job Number: 194
Address: 25 York St , Eltham. VIC 3095
Plan Dated: 29-12-1956
Description: Concrete slab. Four foot module, glazed timber frames, vertical timber infill. Non-load bearing internal stud walls lined with V jointed leather-patterned tempered masonite. Brick chimney. Low pitched stramit ceiling, supported on exposed dressed oregon beams. Roof malthoid and creek gravel replaced with Klip-Lock steel sheeting.
Plans:

Notes:

This was the prototype for the many houses designed and built over the next eight years.

The shadowed section on the left was the drafting office which was added later. It incorporated the the flywire enclosed sleepout shown on the plan

Alistair credited his then foreman, Hermann Sibbell, with the idea of the central beam running the length of the house that supported the rafters and Stramit roof.


Keywords: modular
Knox house, 25 York St, Eltham. VIC 3095. Designed by Alistair Knox - prototype for his modular houses. Plan dated December 1956, Job number 194 Entry Photo: Tony Knox
Knox house, 25 York St, Eltham. VIC 3095. Designed by Alistair Knox - prototype for his modular houses. Plan dated December 1956, Job number 194 Side view Photo: Tony Knox
Knox house, 25 York St, Eltham. VIC 3095. Designed by Alistair Knox - prototype for his modular houses. Plan dated December 1956, Job number 194 From York St Photo: Tony Knox
Knox house, 25 York St, Eltham. VIC 3095. Designed by Alistair Knox - prototype for his modular houses. Plan dated December 1956, Job number 194 Original drafting office on far left Photo: Tony Knox
Knox house, 25 York St, Eltham. VIC 3095. Designed by Alistair Knox - prototype for his modular houses. Plan dated December 1956, Job number 194 Living Photo: Tony Knox
Knox house, 25 York St, Eltham. VIC 3095. Designed by Alistair Knox - prototype for his modular houses. Plan dated December 1956, Job number 194 Living towards kitchen Photo: Tony Knox
Knox house, 25 York St, Eltham. VIC 3095. Designed by Alistair Knox - prototype for his modular houses. Plan dated December 1956, Job number 194 Photo: Tony Knox
Knox house, 25 York St, Eltham. VIC 3095. Designed by Alistair Knox - prototype for his modular houses. Plan dated December 1956, Job number 194 Photo: Tony Knox
Knox house, 25 York St, Eltham. VIC 3095. Designed by Alistair Knox - prototype for his modular houses. Plan dated December 1956, Job number 194 Photo: Tony Knox
Knox house, 25 York St, Eltham. VIC 3095. Designed by Alistair Knox - prototype for his modular houses. Plan dated December 1956, Job number 194 Photo: Tony Knox

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