Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924629/keith-street-house-fouche-architects Clipboard Area: 304 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Wendourie Constructions Builder: “COPY” Photographs Projects “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, James Hardie Australia, Britton Timbers, Meir, Miele, Qasair, Resene, Asko, Revolution Wood Panels, Spotted Gum ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924629/keith-street-house-fouche-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Gold Coast, Australia Photographs: Andy Macpherson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Keith Street House / Fouché Architects Architects: Fouché Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year: 2018 Save this picture!© Andy Macpherson+ 27Curated by Paula Pintos Share Lead Architects: Rayne Fouché, Larissa Fouché Engineering:Westera PartnersConsultants:Building Certification ConsultantsCity:Gold CoastCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andy MacphersonText description provided by the architects. Modern-day Queensland residents live a different kind of life and seek different spacial qualities and arrangements to those that originally lived in the pre-war cottages that occupy the leafy old suburbs in Brisbane. The utilitarian rooms of old were often dark and over the years residents would enclose the verandahs to yield additional internal floor space. And so, this creates internal rooms without natural light or ventilation. This project was no different. The landlocked rooms were not useful nor enjoyable.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonA modern family home was required; one which retained the charming elements of yesteryear but was adapted to drastically increase livability. The issue of light and ventilation also needed to be solved. Finally, the relationship between the tree canopy and the main living areas needed to be strengthened. The original concept looked to untangle the mess of poorly lit internal rooms and disjointed living spaces and swap it for something that celebrates modern Queensland living. The matrix of rooms was broken down and rearranged into a plan that is free-flowing and contusive to a modern lifestyle.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!SectionsThe kitchen directly addresses the living room and outdoor area and is the focal point of the upper level; one naturally gravitates towards the kitchen bench which encourages conversation between residents and visitors while feeling immersed in the treescape. The extension component is modern and starkly contrasts the original retained asymmetrical bungalow. Materials include a combination of light and dark painted surfaces and the liberal use of New Guinea Rosewood and Spotted Gum timbers.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonSave this picture!© Andy MacphersonProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Cities with the Hightest Cost of Living in 2019ArticlesKaizen Coffee / space+craftSelected Projects Share Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Australia ArchDaily Keith Street House / Fouché ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKeith Street House / Fouché Architects CopyAbout this officeFouché ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGold CoastOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on September 12, 2019Cite: “Keith Street House / Fouché Architects” 12 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.