Doonan Glasshouse Maximises Cross Flow Ventilation with Breezway Louvre Windows

Doonan Glasshouse Maximises Cross Flow Ventilation with Breezway Louvre Windows

Doonan Glasshouse Maximises Cross Flow Ventilation with Breezway Louvre Windows

NOOSA, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

This project was Sarah Waller’s own personal, architect’s ‘dream home’ in Doonan, Queensland and was designed around three primary elements: a white concrete slab that appears to be floating, long expanses of full height glazing and a near flat roof. The clean lines, total transparency to the landscape and minimal detail of this design combine to create an architectural home that reflects the houses of the 1950’s Modern Movement, whilst the monochromatic colour scheme of the finishes and interior styling pull the house together, resulting in a chic, modern and flowing family home.

With an extensive architectural background and expertise as a licensed builder, Sarah creatively designed her home inspired by the simplicity and sophistication of mid-century modern architecture.

Walls of glass, including the incorporation of Breezway Altair Louvre Windows, span the length of the home, blurring the distinction between indoor and outdoor spaces. The extensive glazing also allows an abundance of natural light and ventilation to stream through, imbuing warmth and unimpeded views of the verdant surrounds. Sarah Waller states “I love that you have all the comforts of indoors, yet you really feel part of the landscape. We wake up with the sun and experience the subtle changes in weather throughout the day.”

Taking style cues from the Modernist Palm Springs pools popular during the 1950’s, a similar look is evoked with a streamlined resort-style linear pool, offset with a chic cabana furnished with casual pieces ideal for relaxing and soaking up the sweeping views.

This project has won the following awards:

  • 2016 Queensland Bathroom of the Year, HIA Queensland Region Housing Awards
  • Bathroom of the Year, 2016 HIA Sunshine Coast Housing Awards
  • Bathroom over $40,001, 2016 HIA Sunshine Coast Housing Awards
  • Kitchen of the Year, 2016 HIA Sunshine Coast Housing Awards
  • Kitchen over $50,001, 2016 HIA Sunshine Coast Housing Awards

Architect: Sarah Waller Architecture
Tel: 0406 620 460
Email: sarah@sarahwallerarchitecture.com.au
Website: sarahwallerarchitecture.com.au

Photographers:

Paul Smith Images – www.paulsmithimages.com.au
Jake Magnus Photo – www.instagram.com/jakemagnus_photo
Anastasia K Photography – anastasia-kariofyllidis.squarespace.com
Mister Mistress – www.facebook.com/mistermistress

Elegant Beach Side Residence Showcases Unique Design Features

Elegant Beach Side Residence Showcases Unique Design Features

Elegant Beach Side Residence Showcases Unique Design Features

POINT WELLS, NEW ZEALAND
This elegantly designed project was a rebuild / extension of an existing house in the popular beach side township of Point Wells, near Omaha in New Zealand.

The owner, Wally Bower and his company Warkworth Design, was the Architect, Project Manager and Builder of this home with some help from Britton Builders to complete the project.

The warm and inviting residence has an open plan living area that incorporates unique design features to make it stand out from other homes in the street. Some of these design features include uber-chic concrete walls that have a wood grain finish, with modern tall, narrow Breezway Altair Louvre Windows with external screens to provide natural ventilation when required.

The project also incorporates Vantage Residential series joinery, and obscure glass for privacy near the plasma solid aluminium panel door at the main entry. Overhead glazing has been incorporated into the front and side patio decking area, while polished concrete floors exude sophistication at first sight. Overall a beautifully designed home that is comfortable all year round.

Aluminium Joiner: Composite Joinery Limited
+64 9 425 7510
sales@compositejoinery.co.nz
www.compositejoinery.co.nz

Architect / Project Manager / Builder: Wally Bower
(In collaboration with Britton Builders)
Warkworth Design
+64 27 472 0873
warkworthdesign@gmail.com

Photographer: Amy Jenkins
+64 22 457 9044
amy@glasshousephotography.co.nz
www.glasshousephotography.co.nz

Sleek, Stylish Home Utilising Modern Materials

Sleek, Stylish Home Utilising Modern Materials

Sleek, Stylish Home Utilising Modern Materials

MACKAY, NORTH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

The clients of this stunning home located in North Queensland were two brothers, who wanted their home to be designed with an ‘entertainer’s’ feel.

In order to meet the requirements, Tempus Design Studio designed the house with an open plan living area which was integrated with the entertainment area. High ceilings, timber beam features, mixed textures and materials creates an appealing look that the clients were extremely happy with.

The living and entertaining area are centrally located in the home and are sheltered from the western afternoon sun. A corner stacker door adjoins to the kitchen, dining and alfresco areas to maximise the ventilation and natural daylight into the core of the home. Breezway Louvre Windows and raked ceilings help complement the design as well as the flow of fresh breezes and light throughout the home.

Builder Designer: Tempus Design Studio
Tel: 07 4957 2800
Email: enquiry@tempusdesignstudio.com.au
Website: www.tempusdesignstudio.com.au

Photographer: Liz Andrews Photography & Design
Tel: 0402 033 892
Email: liz@lizandrewsphotography.com.au

Large Family Home Maximising Beach-Side Views & Ventilation

Large Family Home Maximising Beach-Side Views & Ventilation

Large Family Home Maximising Beach-Side Views & Ventilation

MACKAY, NORTH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
This large family home designed by Tempus Design Studio was built on a small block on the coastline in North Queensland.

The ‘Sunset Abode’ was designed to capture the beach-side views from all multi levels within the home and for all aspects to flow together seamlessly.

A modern facade was called for with the incorporation of a raised pool. Due to the overall height of the building it was important to create a facade with depth and character. The double height alfresco area and cantilevered elements help soften the facade by providing articulation.

Breezway Louvre Windows are incorporated into the bedrooms, kitchen and alfresco area to offer a number of benefits to the homeowners including fresh air and wide open views out onto the natural surroundings. When closed, they offer protection from the elements so outdoor time can be enjoyed without the worry of the weather changing.

The sleeping quarters are located on the upper floor which looks down over the main living areas. With a busy family lifestyle, this allows communication between both levels whist having a feeling of separation.

The project was the winner of the BDAQ Regional Design Awards 2019 – New Houses $750,001 – $1,000,000 Construction Cost.

Builder Designer: Tempus Design Studio
Tel: 07 4957 2800
Email: enquiry@tempusdesignstudio.com.au
Website: www.tempusdesignstudio.com.au

Photographer: Liz Andrews Photography & Design
Tel: 0402 033 892
Email: liz@lizandrewsphotography.com.au

Industrial, Mid-Century Modern Home Designed to Capture Prevailing Breezes

Industrial, Mid-Century Modern Home Designed to Capture Prevailing Breezes

Industrial, Mid-Century Modern Home Designed to Capture Prevailing Breezes

MACKAY, NORTH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

This industrial, mid-century modern inspired home was designed by Tempus Design Studio for a family to capture the rural views in Mackay.

Intending not to dominate the landscape, the ‘Arcadian Abode’ delicately sits on a gentle sloping hill on the large rural block. Design features include raked ceilings, custom cabinetry and a feature industrial-look angled wall.

The rear of the home sits predominantly facing north east, capturing the early morning sun whilst the entertaining deck is left fully shaded during the afternoon.

The lineal design allows for the capture of prevailing breezes, while large openings and Breezway Louvre Windows allow easy regulation and protection during rainy weather.

This project won the BDAQ Regional Design Awards 2019 – New Houses $300,001 – $500,000 Construction Cost.

Builder Designer: Tempus Design Studio
Tel: 07 4957 2800
Email: enquiry@tempusdesignstudio.com.au
Website: www.tempusdesignstudio.com.au

Photographer: Liz Andrews Photography & Design
Tel: 0402 033 892
Email: liz@lizandrewsphotography.com.au