Hamilton, Queensland


The design brief to Mark Williams Architects for this home located in an inner-city suburb of Brisbane was for an energy efficient, modern dwelling to be occupied by a busy working couple who had frequent visitors. The house was to occupy a small triangular corner site which was to be subdivided from a larger block on which the Clients lived in an existing dwelling. The site, only 327m² in area, with 2 street frontages and an existing pool in one corner, proved to be challenging. It is also located in an area with a strong heritage character.

A 27 square (258m²) residence has been constructed on the site. It has been clad in rendered aerated concrete panels, which provide insulation and are speedy to construct. The external walls also feature corrugated Colorbond sheeting and timber to articulate the facades, and give the building textural variation.

Open planning, extensive windows and high level louvres have been used to provide natural ventilation throughout. Other design features include a cantilevered deck over the existing pool and a wine cellar under the stairs.

Images | Clive Buxton


Completed 2001