Bligh Graham Architects, Harriet House
One of Brisbane’s iconic ‘timber and tin’ cottages undergoes a considered renovation from Blight Graham Architects that plays with asymmetry, form, material, soft edges and layered vertical gardens. A family home was expanded to accommodate the changing needs of two teenage sons, with new bedrooms, bathrooms and a living space for spending time with mates. The transformation retains the tropical feel of the property, and reflects a strong sense of place and climactic regional particularities.
WOWOWA, II Duomo
The highly faceted vaulted ceiling of a renovated workers cottage provided the nickname ‘Il Duomo’ – and an Italian flavoured inspiration from Mebourne’s Wowowa architects. Taking inspiration from the Medici era, the courtyard was renovated to reference the octagon geometry of an Italian cathedral. These ambitious goals have been achieved on a tiny 4m wide block, where whimsy and functionality meet. This home playfully works with light and space, delivering maximum amenity on a tiny footprint!
All shortlisted projects are now listed over on the TDF Awards website! And, stay tuned for in-depth coverage of each category shortlist over the coming weeks, ahead of the awards presentation in September!
The TDF Design Awards Residential Architecture award is presented by Brickworks.
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