Brookfield Spotted Gum House

Brookfield spotted gum house

Brookfield, Queensland, Australia
 

Status: Complete

This is a house informed by a strong dialogue with our clients, affording an appreciation of their personal experience of living in this place over many years and their love of its landscape.  It is situated on an elevated semi-rural site in Brookfield on the western outskirts of Brisbane. The design was developed to integrate with remnants of the existing garden and respond to wonderful panoramic views over surrounding hills and valley. It was responsive to the clients' wish for a family place for varying activities and rituals of family life. The house is conceived as being anchored to the site, with stone terraces that emerge from the sloping terrain. These terraces form the ground planes internally and externally upon which a lightweight structure is clad in timber boards, which provides varying levels of enclosure and exposure.

World Architecture Festival – Best Future House Award
Shortlisted 2012

World Architecture Festival – Best House Award
Shortlisted 2015

AIA Regional Awards – House Category
Award 2015

AIA State Awards – House Category
Commendation 2015 

Credits: Myers Ellyett with Shane Thompson Architects