A ‘Queenslander’ home

Nick Myall
Tuesday 24 Jan 2017

The founder of an Australian architecture firm has created his own home drawing on his childhood memories of growing up in the suburbs

Liam Proberts, Managing and Creative Director of award-winning Brisbane-based architectural practice bureau^proberts, has designed his own family home in Brisbane, Australia.

The house is situated on a wide, ridge-top block in the hilly Brisbane suburb of Bardon (within 5km of the CBD), falling steeply due-north to a tree reserve. 

The design is grounded in – and strongly connected to – the landscape and characteristics of its sloping site. In addition, a seamless connection with the landscape is expressed throughout the house, and proliferates from the entryway to an internal courtyard on the main living level.

The materials and textured screening draw on its context as a “Queenslander” home, referencing the traditional hip and gable roofs, and exposed timber framing of this form.

Liam’s understanding of subtropical living and passion for the Queensland architectural vernacular stems from his childhood, growing up in the tin and timber cottages of inner-city Brisbane, in the suburb of Spring Hill.

Nick Myall

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