2014 - 2018
2019 Australian Institute of Architects, Queensland Architecture Award for Residential Houses - New
2019 Houses Awards Commendation for New Houses over 200sqm
Photography by Toby Scott
A relatively flat platform to the streets edge then falls a dramatic 19m down to the Brisbane River beyond. This platform became the starting point for the design, requiring a compact plan type to not only avoid unnecessary costs in managing a steep site but to preserve the integrity of the natural terrain surrounding the river's edge.
This early constraint meant adopting a plan type where no space is idle, to minimise potentially 'dead' space by giving function to circulation space. Oversized landings become 'rooms' - whether they perform as entry foyer or informal study.
What is classified as a two storey home might also be construed as five split levels; a utility level, a level for entertaining, a level for quiet, a level for the master suite, a level for sleeping.