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2019 Houses Awards: Garden or Landscape

Whynot St Pool and Carport by Kieron Gait Architects with Dan Young Landscape Architect

Jury comment

Part building and part archaeological dig, this project is both unexpected and deeply innovative in its approach. There is a lot of construction here: a carport and store, a terrace and pool. The skill of the designers is particularly evident in the fact that the site appears to have been deconstructed to reveal a pre-suburban landscape.

The garden is wild and river rocks replace the typical timber deck, turf lawn or hard paving. The street benefits from this cleverly crafted insertion of the ruin/ carport hybrid. The rear private swimming pool holds the sloping site and deals with Australian pool fence regulations in a firm and creative way. The decorative concrete block pool wall evokes memories of Walter Burley Griffin and the natural world and also reads as an effective datum to contemplate the long views to the surrounding hills. This is a poetic solution to the Aussie suburban “must haves.”

The Award for Garden or Landscape is supported by Tractile.

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Credits

Architect
Kieron Gait Architects
Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Project Team
Kieron Gait, Anna O’Gorman
Consultants
Builder JBS Build
Engineer NJA Consulting
Landscape designer Dan Young Landscape Architect
Landscaping Sod
Site details
Category Landscape / urban design
Type Outdoor / gardens
Project Details
Status Built

Source

Award

Published online: 26 Jul 2019
Words: Houses Awards Jury 2019

Issue

Houses, August 2019

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