Taringa house and studio

My studio and our house were designed and built in the late 1990s. The site was the extended back garden of my parent’s home. The original home was sold as a subdivided front lot.

My studio, approached over the gully bridge, was built first, and established the method of single skin construction. The roof sloped to catch light from the north and turned at valleys at either end to give views back to the south into the garden.

The house rambles further over the site, stepping to miss existing trees and flying out over existing terraced garden beds. The shelter shed was reconstructed at the end of the garden path. The path, garden walls and bridge were built by my grandfather during my childhood.