This project in suburban Norman Park sees an old workers cottage being rapidly brought back to life. The existing modest 2 bedroom Queenslander is still visible in the new design, with the street frontage maintaining the quaint facade. Behind this, it is a very different story, with an extensive program of bedrooms, lounge, study and ‘back of house’ functions slotting into the existing footprint over 2 levels. A new pavilion stretches down the side of the site, accommodating new living, dining and kitchen areas, as well as master bedroom suite. Pressed close to the boundary, this pavilion allows a large area of the former backyard to be kept as an open space for kids play areas, landscaping and future plans of a pool. The large internal living spaces seamlessly move into double height covered outdoor areas, and then out to the wider landscape. To the North-West, the house is in a perfect position to gain a view towards the city. These views represent a complete contrast to internal view of the main living space, as the longer views are appreciated in the quiet contemplative upstairs spaces. The client had a clear vision of the material palette for the house, which resulted in a seamless coherence throughout. The varying hues of warm grey are brought to life with expansive glazing and bright open spaces.
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Our architectural design firm includes interior designers, landscape architects, residential architects and commercial architects who are trained to produce extraordinary architectural designs that complement the lifestyle of our clients as well as the surrounding environment. With creative solutions and a passion to explore a wide range of concepts and ideas, Base always produces unique projects that win accolades from our clients. At Base, we unite elegance, space, good taste and innovation to create the ultimate interior design. We apply this to all home renovation, home remodeling and new house plans that we design. Our Base Architecture office is just one example of the successful execution of these design principles. With interior design firmly rooted in our clients’ needs and tastes, we add value by bringing our own experience and insight to every project. Our architects are ready to let their imaginations unfold for your home renovation project. We love to recreate and reorganize space, incorporating fresh, modern, open and timeless designs that result in complete transformations. Whether you have your own house plans or ideas, or you need fresh home designs, we invite you to meet with our award-winning residential architects to bring your vision to life. If you have an existing building that requires remodeling, our inspired Brisbane architects can create a unique design that will transform your old space into anything you desire.READ MORE