Houses Day Out

Houses magazine and Brisbane Open House invites you to experience inspiring residential architecture as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum in Brisbane.

On the morning of Saturday 5 March, Brisbane Open House will conduct a tour three of Brisbane’s most-awarded homes.

First is the D House by Donovan Hill Architects, the winner of the Robin Boyd Award for Residential Buildings at the Institute’s National Architecture Awards in 2001. Well ahead of its time, this house is an outstanding model for compact inner-suburban living.

Second is the Left Over Space House, designed and built by owners and architects Rebekah and Casey Vallance, in Paddington. The house won House of the Year at the World Architecture Festival Awards in 2013. The jury commented, “this is a timeless and ephemeral house, where its realness and authenticity reflects the spirit of the owners. It has been executed beautifully, addressing the difficult site well and exudes a poetic quality that is confident and comfortable.”

Brookes Street House by James Russell Architect is the final home on the tour. This Fortitude Valley home was where James lived and worked. The house makes the most of an inner-city void between two nineteenth-century state-heritage-listed buildings. In 2006, this house was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects’ Robin Dods Awards and a National Architecture Award for Residential Buildings.

In the afternoon, two architects who have collaborated with family members will discuss how they created homes that reflect the way we live today. Presented by Houses magazine in partnership with Brickworks, this Our Houses talk will look beyond the picture-perfect result, to explore the process of designing a home.

Architect Eva-Marie Prineas of Architect Prineas, along with her sister and client Catherine, will share the story behind Breeze Block House in Sydney, an extension that celebrates the idyll of the backyard with a fine level of craft.

Melbourne-based architect Claire Humphreys and her mother and client Julia will share their experiences of working together through an exploration of the spiralling Jule House in Brisbane, which Claire designed in collaboration with Kevin O’Brien Architects.

Saturday 5 March 2016

9.45 to 12.45 am

Brisbane Open House Unplugged: House Tour

Departing from: Brickworks Design Studio, 27 James Street, Fortitude Valley at 9.45am

Tickets: $50

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2.30 to 4.30 pm

Our Houses talk

Brickworks Design Studio, 27 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Tickets: $25 (including light refreshments and a copy of Houses magazine)

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Limited spaces available for both events. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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