Monday, January 10, 2011

Moreton Bay Houses, Brit Andresen, Queensland

Moreton Bay Houses,
Wynnum, Queensland, Australia

The brief sought four apartments  for single woman, but regulations demanded two houses, now designed to be later re-configured. A principal architectural intention was to establish building and landscape relations through metaphor, sightlines and coherence.  A set of frames across the site can be selectively screened to support the making of inside and outside rooms and to form a continuous habitable terrain at ground level. The timber framework creates a super-scale garden trellis over the site from which to support a hanging garden and the vertical screen along the street elevation provides a degree of security, sun screening and privacy.