Element 10 is an expansive, new residence located on the Indooroopilly Reach of the Brisbane River. The house design benefits from the adjacent Brisbane River’s breezes and open vistas. A ‘public’ double height spine establishes a connection from the front, along the street side courtyard area, through the house, and out to the river. This spine is defined by a series of sandstone clad blade walls. The principle living areas are located along the river edge and open out onto the river side with a series of open terraces and platforms.
A series of specific rooms, that accommodate the particular activities called for by the client’s brief open off and are orientated by this ‘public’ spine.
Changes in materials and finishes along with varying volumes are used to define the public and private parts of the house. These materials and finishes which include timber, masonry, stone, textiles and stainless steel also contribute to the character and the experience of the house.
Architectural Team | Robert Biscoe, Marion Wilson, Melinda Morrison
Structural Engineers | Farr Engineers
Builder | O’Halloran Construction
Photographer | Aperature Photography
Design and Documentation | 8 months
Construction | 16 months
Floor Area | 663 square metres
Awards | Entered into the AIA Awards 2005