Bardon home wins 6 February 2018

Like the vast and spacious land of Australia, this Bardon abode by local architect Bureau Proberts stands proud and independent, designed to mimic its motherland with intelligent functionality behind all its beauty.


Claiming the Residential Architecture – Houses (New) prize at the 2017 Queensland Architecture Awards, this home has now come in at number five on Architecture Australia’s Most Popular Homes of 2017 list. Judges of this year’s Most Popular awards cited the meaningful connection between the physicality of a property and its surrounding landscape.


​Capturing a slice of suburban wildness was at the heart of Liam Proberts’ design for his own family home. Tapping into the iconic architectural style of the Queenslander, and drawing from the home’s sub-tropical setting, the ridge top site nestled in inner western Brisbane looks north, gazing over a bush reserve at its feet and into a copse of leafy canopies. Below, a dry gully slithers through the centre, morphing into a watercourse during episodes of torrential rain.


Clad in vertical black slats to encapsulate the retreat within, neighbouring houses are distant enough beyond the forested slopes to form part of the picturesque idyll without intruding on privacy. There is a distance maintained without the feeling of isolation, allowing the home to remain completely accessible yet uphold the Australian value of one’s space.


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Photography by Alicia Taylor

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