Wongelpong Residence, Gold Coast, Australia

Situated in the picturesque countryside in Wonglepong in the Gold Coast Hinerland, we (Matthew Dean Architects) designed this new residence to serve as display home for Scenic Rim Homes and it is currently under construction. The design captures the expansive rural views, has a northerly aspect and has clean modern lines. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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Mudgeeraba house, Gold Coast, Australia

Situated alongside a small creek in the picturesque countryside in Mudgeeraba in the Gold Coast Hinerland, this new home has been designed to complement its context by Matthew Dean at Matthew Dean Architects. The home has been designed to maximise the level of quality natural light provide cross-ventilation into the internal living spaces, by using high louvred windows. The large deck off the main living spaces takes in views to the creek and out towards the landscape. Living spaces are open plan and perfect for entertaining with a butler’s pantry and outdoor kitchen on the extensive deck. There is also a self-contained office that has been designed to be flexible and could also be used as a guest suite or elderly accommodation.

Hansford Residences, Qld

I recently visited a project in Coombabah, on the Gold Coast, where I was involved with the re-design of the facades. I had a tour of the site and managed to take some photos during construction. I might have to re-visit once its all done. http://hansfordresidences.com.au/


Miami Brewery Project

Recently, I revisited a project I worked on about 12 months ago. What was once an empty warehouse, has been transformed into a taphouse and brewery. I am pleased to say, not only is the venue fun and relaxed, the beer was pretty awesome! The Lost Palms Brewing Co. is located at 11 Oak Ave, Miami, Queensland.

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Southport Townhouse

Matthew Dean Architects has been busy designing a number of new projects, which we hope to post soon. Here are some images of a design for a proposed townhouse development in Southport, Queensland we recently completed.


Gold Coast Airport Redevelopment

Gold Coast Airport, Australia is undergoing a $200 million redevelopment in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Designed by Cox Architecture, the focus will be on the redevelopment of the airport plaza, containing aerobridges and more space for larger planes. It’s an important piece of architecture to help promote the tourism industry on the Gold Coast.


Artist’s impression from Cox Architects of the proposed Gold Coast Airport Plaza upgrade. Picture. Cox Architects via The Gold Coast Bulletin

Read the full Gold Coast Bulletin article here.

Hinze Dam Visitors Centre, Gold Coast

I recently visited Hinze Dam Visitors Centre located in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland. Designed by Architect Malcolm Middleton, composed of concrete and timber cladding and beautifully detailed, it sits seamlessly within its surrounding context. With beautifully landscaped surrounds it was a pleasure to experience and would recommend a visit. The coffee was great too!

Hinze Dam Visitor Centre 1

Hinze Dam Visitor Centre Entry

Hinze Dam Visitor Centre Waterside Park View

Hinze Dam Visitor Centre FrontHinze Dam Visitor Centre Waterside 2