Kent | Base Architecture

Kent | Base Architecture | Photographer: Cam Murchison

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Kent | Base Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Yuggera
Year
2024
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Brisbane

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Builder
Art Struct
Photographer
Cam Murchison
Project summary

In New Farm, this small plot posed a challenge for transforming a well-loved timber cottage into a modern haven.

All available space has been meticulously utilised, with a plunge pool at the entrance and rooms opening to private courtyards for a spacious feel. Sustainability was key, utilising underground cool air, solar panels, and concrete for thermal mass.

Mixing classic white timber with bold concrete and steel accents has contributed modern flair while maintaining warmth.

In spite of the surrounding neighboring homes and proximity to the street, the secluded courtyard at the rear offers privacy and seclusion.

The owners’ desire for an urban oasis has been realised through abundant greenery, from rooftop gardens to green walls, seamlessly blending the house with nature’s embrace.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

BSP Building Certifiers, Building Surveyor
Property Projects Australia, Town Planner
Westera Partners, Structural Engineer

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