Annie St Residence
Alanna Jayne McTiernan

Annie St Residence

REFRESH*DESIGN Studio for Architecture as Architects

Situated in one of Brisbane’s oldest inner-city suburbs the Annie Street Residence consist of a progressive extension to an existing 1920’s traditional high-set timber worker’s cottage. The underlying conceptual driver was to create two contrasting volumes joined via a semi-transparent circulation void whilst maintaining the street character and qualities of the existing house.

photo_credit Alanna Jayne McTiernan
Alanna Jayne McTiernan
photo_credit Alanna Jayne McTiernan
Alanna Jayne McTiernan

Conceived as a bold dark double-storey rectilinear volume with transversing gable roofs the proposed extension consists of a new open plan ground floor kitchen, dining and outdoor living areas that provide an enhanced connection to the north-facing backyard and pool through large retracting doors. The upper floor contains a series of generous bedrooms organized around the double-height living space below which have elevated prospect to existing mature trees, the close-by hills and access to light and natural cross ventilation whilst addressing privacy and overlooking constraints from the adjacent neighbours.

photo_credit Alanna Jayne McTiernan
Alanna Jayne McTiernan
photo_credit Alanna Jayne McTiernan
Alanna Jayne McTiernan

The dialogue between the two contrasting volumes explores a series of split-level spaces that offer up differing types of occupation and spatial experiences for the user. Visually, it is eccentric and in a lot of ways a lively departure from the quintessential worker’s cottage.

Team:
NGS Structural Engineers, Wendourie Constructions, Viva Property Group (Town Planner)

photo_credit Alanna Jayne McTiernan
Alanna Jayne McTiernan
photo_credit Alanna Jayne McTiernan
Alanna Jayne McTiernan
photo_credit Alanna Jayne McTiernan
Alanna Jayne McTiernan

Material Used :
1. Facade cladding: 
Polycarbonate Cladding, Danpalon & Lexan
James Hardie Axon 133 smooth cladding, James Hardie; 
James Hardie 1200mm wide x 6mm thick Hardie Flex FC sheeting with 42x19mm FJ pine cover battens over joints, James Hardie 

2. Flooring: Blackbutt Hardwood Flooring, QLD Timber Flooring
3. Skylights: Electric skylight, Velux
4. Doors: Custom timber doors
5. Windows: AWS Aluminium winows
6. Awning: Heka Hood HH600 & HH900, Hekahoods
7. Interior furniture: Supplied by client

Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Facade claddingJames Hardie
AwningHeka Hoods
SkylightsVelux
Aluminium winowsAWS Australia
Product Spec Sheet
Facade cladding
Axon Cladding, Hardie™ Flex Sheet by James Hardie
Awning
Heka Hood HH600, Heka Hood HH900 by Heka Hoods
Skylights
VELUX Electric Skylight (VSE) by Velux
Aluminium winows
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