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Brisbane Architecture Designs – chronological list

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New Residential Architecture in Queensland – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

22 Feb 2023
Newport Houses, Redcliffe, Brisbane, Queensland
Architecture: Michael Bailey (Open Architecture Studio) + Jasper Brown (Jasper Brown Architects)
Newport Houses in Redcliffe, Brisbane QLD
photo : Cathy Schusler
Newport Houses in Redcliffe, Brisbane QLD
Two homes with distinctive personalities show just what’s possible when high-functioning design infiltrates the suburbs. At first glance, Newport Houses appear as one generous waterfront home – rich in contemporary expression – occupying two pairs of blocks on the waterfront, near Redcliffe, Qld.

25 May 2022
East Room House
Architecture: Loucas Zahos Architects
East Room House Brisbane QLD
photograph : Christopher Frederick Jones
East Room House
East Room House is located in an established suburb in Brisbane, Australia’s inner north-east amongst traditional character homes. Instinctively, the architecture of the house draws on queues from its vernacular context.

20 Sep 2021
Taringa House, Taringa, Brisbane CBD
Architecture: Loucas Zahos Architects
Taringa House Brisbane
photograph : Christopher Frederick Jones
Taringa House
The Taringa House, originally a worker’s cottage is located along Stanley Terrace, a traditional street lined with character housing. The program, driven by the desire to accommodate the majority of family activity within the addition, has generated two juxtaposed but contrasting building forms defined in this text as the ‘old’ and the ‘new’.

4 Nov 2020
Moorooka House
Architects: Tonic Design
Moorooka House Brisbane
photograph : Christopher Frederick Jones
Moorooka House
This is a new Queensland home that boasts high ceilings, sculpted voids and an abundance of natural light. Working with incredible clients, and ensuring each of their ‘must haves’ were met, Tonic Design believe they have created a home that has been meticulously designed, and suits the lifestyle needs of a large busy family.

19 Apr 2020
Couldrey House, Mount Coot-tha, Queensland
Architect: Peter Besley
Couldrey House Mount Coot-tha Queensland
photograph : Rory Gardiner
Couldrey House
The house takes an unusual approach to making residential architecture in the Australian landscape. Many houses there tend to hover over the ground with lightweight materials which need re-coating and replacement.

18 Feb 2020
57 Coronation Drive, Quay Street Precinct, Brisbane CBD
Architects: Rothelowman
57 Coronation Drive Brisbane CBD apartments
image courtesy of architects office
57 Coronation Drive Brisbane
The concept for the 3,114 square metre site incorporates 255 premium residential apartments, a five-star serviced apartment building, premium commercial offices and podium-level retail, hospitality and entertainment options.

More contemporary Brisbane Houses welcome

Brisbane Houses in 2019

14 Aug 2019
Onyx House, Samford Valley, Queensland
Design: Joe Adsett Architects
Onyx House Paddington Brisbane
photo : Scott Burrows
Onyx House in Paddington
Situated on a sloping site in the leafy inner-city suburb of Paddington in Brisbane, Onyx House is grounded on a modest 404 metre square lot that is characteristic of the local area.

7 Mar 2019
Indooroopilly House
Design: Shane Thompson Architects
Indooroopilly House in Brisbane Queensland
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones
Indooroopilly Home
This property in the leafy suburb of Indooroopilly, located in Brisbane’s west, enjoys a gently rolling terrain with and large swathes of remnant bushland.

16 Feb 2019
Jolly’s Lookout Residence, Mt Nebo, Queensland
Architects: dion seminara architecture
Jollys Lookout Residence in Mt Nebo - Brisbane Houses
photo courtesy of the architecture studio
Residence in Mt Nebo
These buttresses, along with the tower and large concrete wall at the entry, give the home a castle-like resemblance. Set high on the hill the house looks over the property as if it is a castle looking over its territory.

More examples of new Brisbane Houses are welcome

26 Sep 2018
Outlook House, Pullenvale
Design: Trace Studio Architects
Outlook House in Brisbane Queensland
photography: Angus Martin
Outlook House in Brisbane
This much-loved 1970s brick home had been left in a state of neglect. Some additions had been built to the rear of the property, which had made the interiors of the house very dark and enclosed, and had cut off the main living areas from the garden, where a swimming pool dominated the rear yard.

10 Sep 2018
Church House, Norman Park
Design: DAH Architecture
Church House Brisbane property
photo : Cathy Schusler
New House in Norman Park
This property forms a two-storey hillside residential extension and adaptation of the heritage listed ‘Church of Transfiguration’ in the Brisbane suburb of Norman Park.

4 Sep 2018
B&B Residence, Paddington
Architects: Hogg&Lamb
B&B Residence in Paddington Queensland
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones
New Residence in Paddington
Awarded a Commendation at the 2018 Houses Magazine Awards in the Alterations and Additions over 200 sqm category, this project re-invigorates the life of an existing Queenslander cottage in inner city Paddington.

27 Aug 2018
S House in Ascot
Design: Biscoe Wilson Architects
S House in Ascot Brisbane Houses
photograph : Scott Burrows – Aperture Architectural Photography
S House in Ascot
The S House is a front extension to a 1980’s rendered masonry residence. The design provides a new facade externally, and independent living spaces internally.

26 Aug 2018
Rivercity House, East Brisbane
Design: Biscoe Wilson Architects
Rivercity House in East Brisbane
photograph : Scott Burrows
New House in East Brisbane
This contemporary three-storey home combines theatrical progression with an environmentally sustainable and functional solution.

31 Jul 2018
Clear Water Bay Avenue House, Clear Island Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland
Design: Superdraft Architects
Mansion in Clear Island Waters QLD
image from architects
Clear Island Waters House
Inside the exclusive and gated suburb of Clear Island Waters is a contemporary residence that resembles a tropical Hawaiian resort.

15 Feb 2018
Stealth House, Noosa, Sunshine Coast
Design: Teeland Architects
Stealth House in Noosa
photography: Jared Fowler
Contemporary Noosa Property
The clients purchased a wonderful property on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The land was situated high up on a ridge with undulating rainforest, creeks and waterfalls. The property faced east with panoramic views out to the Pacific Ocean.

30 Jan 2018
Minimalist Monochrome Glasshouse, Noosa, Sunshine Coast
Design: Sarah Waller Architecture
Glasshouse in Noosa
photography: Paul Smith Images
Noosa Property

2 Mar 2017
d+k House, Mona Vale, Queensland
Architects: Buck & Simple: doers of stuff
d+k House - Brisbane Houses
photograph : Simon Whitbread
Mona Vale Property
A throwback to mid-century modernism; classic volumes, lines and details permeate this Mona Vale residence.

3 Jan 2017
The Corner House
Design: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Corner House in Queensland
image courtesy of architects
The Corner House in Queensland
The house is designed around three courtyards, offering a plan that transparently connects the indoor and outdoor living spaces.

3 Jan 2017
The Creek House, Kenmore Hills
Design: Shaun Lockyer Architects
The Creek House in Kenmore Hills - Brisbane Houses
image courtesy of architects
The Creek House in Kenmore Hills
This residence draws its inspiration from the local vernacular of brick and tin houses on a large leafy block in the Kenmore Hills.

page updated 27 Dec 2016 with new photos
Ladrillo House in Red Hill
Design: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Ladrillo House in Red Hill - Brisbane Houses
photo courtesy of architects
New House in Red Hill
Ladrillo is Spanish for ‘brick’, and takes its cues from the Spanish Mission architectural style of the original Red Hill cottage.

20 Nov 2016
Glass House, Doonan, Queensland
Architect: Sarah Waller Design
Doonan Glass House QLD
image from architect
Glass House in Doonan
The architect had moved from the UK to Australia, providing her the opportunity to design and build something unique for herself and her family – their own iconic home.

22 Oct 2016
The Sunshine Beach House
Design: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Sunshine Beach House
photo from architects
The Sunshine Beach House in Queensland

18 Oct 2016
60’s Modern House, Gold Coast
Design: Jamison Architects
60s Modern House Gold Coast
photo : Remco Photography
Modern House on the Gold Coast

14 Oct 2016
Project M House
Architects: Studio 15b
Project M Brisbane Houses
photo : Angus Martin
Project M House in Brisbane

21 Jun 2016
Woolloongabba Gardenhouse, Queensland
Woolloongabba Gardenhouse Queensland
photograph : Roger D’Souza Photographer
Woolloongabba Gardenhouse in Queensland
A sustainable alternative to the urban sprawl, a model of infill-development that sensitively increases density of urban areas, branded ‘my gardenhouse’.

18 May 2016
Indigo Jungle Studio
Design: Marc & Co Architects
Indigo Jungle Studio Brisbane property
photograph : Alicia Taylor
Indigo Jungle Studio in Brisbane

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