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Rosalie Residence / Richard Kirk Architect

  • Architects: Richard Kirk Architect
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Structural & Civil Engineers: NJA Consulting
  • Electrical Engineer: Ken Gallienne & Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer: Ralph Engineering Concepts
  • Hydraulic Engineer: Cushway Blackford
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Scott Burrows

© Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows

From the architect. Queensland, Australia Rosalie House by Richard Kirk Architect (RKA) is located in one of Brisbane’s most established inner city suburbs. This 5-bedroom family home sits on a hillside among the peaks and gullies that characterises the suburb of Paddington.

© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

Rosalie House has a solid base that rises up as a 3-storey lightweight structure. The exterior is predominantly recycled Tallow wood weatherboard and pre-weathered zinc cladding – RKA’s interpretation of the timber and tin tradition that is prevalent in the area.

© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

Sun-shading and privacy is achieved with operable timber screens and external venetian blinds that sit in front of a bespoke timber window joinery. The planning of the house is organised to address the views towards the city on the North-East and Mt Coot-tha on the South-West. The resulting building footprint provides private courtyards and landscaped terraces adjacent to the main living spaces.

© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

The interior is an ensemble of Red Mahogany timber flooring and Jarrah timber panelling on backdrop of white plaster walls and white-set ceilings. Environmental features of the house include solar hot water, 40,000L in-ground rainwater storage for landscape irrigation and low energy lighting.

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