Modern House in Queensland
The modern house designed by Arkhefield in Ballandean, Queensland, Australia. This building was finished in 2006. Its a house with unique roof and exterior design concept. The form of the house was driven by respecting the aspect, framing the view, and the making of place by casting a strong shadow under the continuous overhang. By folding the roof down at both ends the ‘shed’ is referenced and the notion of shelter is celebrated. The organisation of the house is divided into the private residence and the Bed and Breakfast. It was always the intention that guests could be accommodated separately or that the house could be opened up to house the extended family at Christmas and gatherings. The concept for the overall form originated as a response to the landscape, primarily the linearity of the vines and the layered nature of the topography. All living spaces were located under the Helmet, with service and ancillary spaces relegated to the rear black blocks. The blocks anchor the form and contrast with the landscape. For more detail about this house layout you can see the ground floor plan picture.