Amaroo House is a contemporary new build that is giving off serious Brazilian architectural vibes in Brisbane’s inner west suburb of Bardon, Australia. Situated on a wide fronted, sloping block in the leafy river city suburb, the design provides for the ultimate sub-tropical living that maximises vast open connection to highly considered private outdoor spaces in which
Designed by local practice Alexandra Buchanan Architecture, the brief was to provide a high end family haven that is both hidden from the world and highly connected to the outside.
The clients wanted to create a resort style that was light & open with the balance of still being warm, textural and homely – an escape from the city. In response the studio’s solution was to create an elevated “L” shaped plan, to provide a protected courtyard arrangement, that maximises views and allow seamless interaction to outdoor spaces.
A screened facade wraps the upper levels, overhanging a more open ground floor plane to provide the cantilevered edge; which gives privacy, weather and heat protection and a sense of lightness to the floating facade.