The existing house was a low key queenslander in one of the leafy ‘O’ streets of Yeronga. There were issues with overland flow (the back garden is effectively a creek during storms).
The Fig Tree Pocket 60s House was an exercise in breathing new life into a tired and poorly renovated 1960s house. The original house was typical of its time – flat roof, low ceiling, central clerestory windows.
The Tarragindi Steel house is an exemplar for small lot family living. The spacious light filled interiors and dramatic double height spaces defy the constraints of the block size.
This project re-invigorates the life of an existing Queenslander cottage in inner city Paddington. A new extension is carefully considered to mitigate the issues of a steep site and overlooking neighbours, creating platforms and private courtyards that extend the functioning ground plane.
The Haddad Residence is set on the slopes of Mount Whitfield. The home is a stunning rainforest eyrie with views across Cairns to Trinity Inlet and the Coral Sea. The design philosophy was to create the feel of a single storey home grounded in the earth on a steep and challenging hill site.
Sarah Waller’s own personal, architect’s ‘dream home’ in Doonan was designed around three primary elements: a white concrete slab that appears to be floating, long expanses of full height glazing and a near flat roof.