Recently awarded a Commendation at the 2018 Houses Magazine Awards and we can clearly see why! This project re-invigorates the life of an existing Queenslander cottage in inner-city Paddington, a new extension is carefully designed to lessen the issues of a steep site and overlooking neighbours, creating platforms and private courtyards.
Designed by Hogg & Lamb Internal and external spaces interlock, expand and compress in a delightful sense of play, with geometric barrel vaults defining the significance of rooms. Views are deliberately edited while portions of the sky, trees, and mountains are carefully framed through a series of openings, peepholes and voids.
The crisp aesthetic of the new exterior amplifies the character of Brisbane’s subtropical climate; – sharp light and shadow, bright blue skies and lush green landscapes, in deference to local buildings. Interior surfaces subtly reflect and play with natural light, while the restrained palette of materials and finishes highlight the essential qualities of what remains in a serene heightened atmosphere of calm.
Photos – Christoper Frederick Jones