Inspired by architecture with respect for the past, the added structures at Gibbon Street, New Farm – Brisbane, were imagined as a series of relic-like garden walls repurposed to accommodate a living spaces. The philosophy in this concept designed by Cavill Architects is the suspension of time and a wild experience.
Beginning at the front, the garden walls meander under the existing cottage and finish at the rear of the site. Flanking internal and external areas, the walls dictate the experience of the observer – encouraging a slower pace, directing their focus to the landscape which is what draws us deep into this gobsmacking home.
Rather than opt for an open-plan design of the contemporary renovated Queensland workers cottage – with its ambiguous arrangement of living spaces – the formalized living, sitting and dining areas are compartmentalized, each room dedicated to their function with all sharing a strong connection to the landscape gardens and terraces.
The plan here was to design rooms with specific and distinctive experiences in which the interior design and architecture fuses effortlessly. This house impresses us at every turn and nook!