Auchenflower Cottage + Tower | Bligh Graham Architects

Auchenflower Cottage + Tower | Bligh Graham Architects | Photographer: Christopher Fredrick Jones

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Auchenflower Cottage + Tower | Bligh Graham Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Turrbal
Year
2024
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Brisbane

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Builder
Yates Builders Pty Ltd
Photographer
Christopher Fredrick Jones
Project summary

The Auchenflower Cottage + Tower House defies the constraints of the small lot to create an inner-city oasis with a tropical courtyard at its heart.

The ambition of the project extends from making a flexible fun home to demonstrating an alternative strategy for the way in which the area may be densified whilst maintaining the character and green feel.

The journey through the house is a procession through a series of dramatic gardens spaces and outdoor rooms.

Importantly the humble original cottage did not become the poor cousin, but rather was adjusted and grafted onto in a way that brought out its latent but previously lost potential.

The bulk of the extension is in the form of a north facing three storey tower with ground level entertaining and pool terrace. Compressing the extension into a tower form maximised the garden area whilst taking advantage of the long views.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Bligh Graham Architects, Interior Designer
Bligh Tanner, Structural Engineer
Landscapology, Landscape Consultant

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Auchenflower Cottage + Tower | Bligh Graham Architects | Photographer: Christopher Fredrick Jones

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