Morningside Residence / Kieron Gait Architects

Morningside Residence / Kieron Gait Architects

Project: Morningside Residence
Architects: Kieron Gait Architects
Project Team: Kieron Gait, Leah Gallagher
Contractor: A. H. Done Builders
Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Completion: 2017
Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

2018 AIA | Houses Awards
House alteration and addition under 200m2 | Shortlist

Morningside Residence by Kieron Gait Architects is a quiet, respectful and poetic addition to a 1920s Queenslander house. The existing 1920s house is a beautiful house, but highest and divorced from the garden.

Morningside Residence / Kieron Gait Architects

The family have 3 young children, and a desire to make the most of the opportunities the QLD climate offers. The Queenslander is kept as a retreat – protected and familiar, it contains the bedrooms and a TV and craft room.

Morningside Residence / Kieron Gait Architects

In contrast, the garden pavilion locates kitchen, dining room and Living areas down on the Southern edge of the garden, opening up to the North. Connected by a covered, but open deck and link, it encourages breezes through the site and allows the family to feel like they are within the garden domain.

garden pavilion / Kieron Gait Architects

The pavilion is constructed from Painted LVL’s with insulated sandwich panel as cladding, the joints covered by the timber. Pre-finished and highly insulated, this is an economic and efficient way to build. The floor and joinery/seating is spotted Gum, oiled and running through to the decks. A datum of rich and hard-wearing material that ‘Grounds’ the spaces.

Morningside Residence / Kieron Gait Architects

The steel screens provide security and protection whilst allowing light and ventilation through.

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dining room / Kieron Gait Architects

living room / Kieron Gait Architects

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pool / Kieron Gait Architects

pool / Kieron Gait Architects

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bathroom / Kieron Gait Architects

bathroom / Kieron Gait Architects

Morningside Residence / Kieron Gait Architects

Morningside Residence / Kieron Gait Architects

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