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.
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.
The 3D render artist has been busy working up our new home designs lately. This one is for a new home at Fitzgibbon Chase in the Brisbane suburb of Fitzgibbon.
Architecture is not about building the impossible, which we can do if we have enough money and enough tools and enough computers. It is about building what is appropriate and about attaining beauty through such an approach. I describe this premise as ‘inherent buildability’, and I believe it is central to what I do.
There are always limitations on design. Planning controls, site size, shape and slope, and building budget all impact on design. While it would be wonderful to be able to design without restrictions, architecture is all about being able to work within these limitations and still design something beautiful.
Prefabricated homes are becoming a real housing option for many around the world. I love the simplicity of this design, with timber cladding to help tie it into its surrounding context. Could serve as the perfect holiday house or granny flat, lets hope prefabricated homes grow in popularity as a real option in Australia.