New life has been inventively breathed into an almost derelict squat with a colourful history. On a steeply sloping site the plan weaves down, around and under the existing timber house into a newly activated undercroft, providing a heart for family life. Testing and pushing boundaries of conventional materials and planning, the design provides hidden doors, maze-like circulation, verandah additions and sleep-outs that all contribute to a richly textured domain supporting the rough and tumble of domesticity. This is a climate-sensitive, low-tech and site-responsive project with a spatially clever take on conventional house planning.
Dornoch Terrace House was reviewed by Michelle Bailey in Houses 112.
- James Russell Architect
Brisbane, Qld, Australia
- Project Team
- James Russell (design architect), John Ellway, Ash Brown; Builder James Russell
- Site details
Type Alts and adds, New house, Residential
- Project Details