KANGAROO POINT HOUSE | NIELSEN JENKINS

KANGAROO POINT HOUSE | NIELSEN JENKINS | Photographer: Shantanu Starick

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

KANGAROO POINT HOUSE | NIELSEN JENKINS

Traditional Land Owners
Yuggera and Turrbal peoples
Year
2024
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Brisbane

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Builder
Mylne Build
Photographer
Shantanu Starick
Project summary

Kangaroo Point House explores ideas of refuge and exposure in a tight inner-city context.

There was a desire from our clients for the house to be able to be an active participant in the joy and excitement of the pre- and post-game pedestrian commute from the Pineapple Hotel to The Gabba whilst being able to retreat away from this if need be.

Similarly, within the site there are moments that have a sense of performance, and moments of being able to feel entirely protected deep in the plan whilst still being only a couple of meters away from the ankles of boozy passersby.

The ground floor plan of this project considers the site as a cohesive whole, seeding the architecture into the furthest extents of the site, and bringing the garden inside the building as a two Storey void allowing ventilation and dappled light deep into the plan.

The house is private and serene in contrast to the inner-city location.

Stylish security from the window battens keeps people out and our house cats in, and the windows open all the time.

There is a great indoor-outdoor connection on both levels, even with the doors and windows closed.

The open layout and separation of private and shared spaces across the two levels makes me a better and more frequent entertainer.

The reaction of first-time visitors is my favorite.

The house is relatively unremarkable from the street and doesn’t give any clue to the unexpected fabulousness behind the front door.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Cornerstone Building Certification, Certifier
Nielsen Jenkins, Landscape Consultant
PLACE Design Group, Town Planner
Shantanu Starick, Photographer
Westera Partners, Structural Engineer

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KANGAROO POINT HOUSE | NIELSEN JENKINS | Photographer: Shantanu Starick

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