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Attic Undercroft House

  • Completion 2016
  • Architecture Kim Baber & Joe Pappalardo (Baber Studio), Angus Munro, Julia Thorp & Rachael Gwaro (Marc&co)
  • Structure Optimum Structures
  • Build MCD Constructions
  • Photography Christopher Fredrick Jones
  • Landscape Steven Clegg
  • Screens Stoddarts Stainless Steel

Queensland cottages have a roof, middle and undercroft. Many local childhood memories were formed in attics and undercrofts. To create memorable spaces, the house was imagined as only an undercroft and attic. In the undercroft, living spaces are formed by a series of concrete platforms and a timber deck. Like typical undercrofts in Queenslanders, columns are concrete, the ‘ceiling’ is exposed floor structure, the exterior is lined in rough sawn battens. Steel framed glazing provides an extremely fine frame thickness allowing a closer connection to the landscape. Upstairs the bedrooms are discovered in the attic. Timber trusses cross the space, and are infilled with weaving informal partitions. Perforated screens act as an insect screens, balustrades and a rain screen, so the upper levels can be left open. The attic is a space of solitude and a place to dream.

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