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NUNDAH HOUSE

  Photography: Scott Burrows

This was Chloe & Joel’s first house as a business together. Avant-garde in form and expression at the time, this has since has been mimicked and adopted due to it’s simplicity in form and construction. The concept originated from the melding of archetypes as the block sat amongst an eclectic mix of modern brick and Queensland vernacular character homes.


Combinations of colour and cantilevered forms strengthen the iconic outlined fascia of the front facade. Wary of how garages can tend to encroach on a house, the two volumes are deliberately separated, allowing the garage to perform its function and the house to stand proudly on its own.

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The house engages with challenges of a less than ideal orientation by employing elements of surprise – large solid leaf sliding panels mixed with obscure openings that encourage the inhabitants to actively engage in framing views. This treatment negates the need for unwanted blinds and curtains, adding an extra level of privacy from the adjoining properties.

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Pockets of outdoor areas interject and accompany the internal layout, acting as prescribed buffers. At every opportunity the focus of the house has been to turn away from the site lines, to look out beyond the horizon, and above its surrounds.

 
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