Liam Proberts’ home shines on the world stage 27 June 2018




The home of bureau^proberts Creative Director Liam Proberts has been shortlisted for a 2018 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Award.


Liam’s home is among less than 20 private residences to be named finalists in the highly competitive and highly coveted ‘completed houses’ design category.

Liam said he was honoured to be among this year’s WAF finalists. “I’m delighted to see this design receive international recognition,” Liam said.


“As an architect designing in a subtropical climate, and a proud Queenslander, I relish the opportunity to showcase how our homes can not only complement their climates but honour the heritage of their local communities.”


The home is situated on a hilly Brisbane pocket facing north over a tree-lined reserve. Liam’s contemporary design delivers a seamless connection with the landscape throughout — proliferating from the entryway to an internal courtyard on the main living level.


Meanwhile, the entire northern edge of the home can be opened, via glass sliding doors, to capture north-east breezes that cool and ventilate the home’s interior.


Outside, the facade’s striking angular shape and exposed framing is reminiscent of the hip and gable roofs, and timber framing, of a traditional ‘Queenslander’ home.


Behind the facade, a triangular skylight shrouds the entryway and creates a private transitional space that plays with light and shade, and obscures inside from out.


The house beautifully balances functional efficiency with the demands of Liam’s maturing family and their need for numerous flexible spaces to have the capacity to be converted to study areas and a home office.


Remarkably, the house was delivered on a budget comparative to that of a builder-led home on a similar site.


WAF is the world’s largest, live, inclusive and interactive global architectural awards program and festival.


Liam will travel to Amsterdam in late November to present his design to a panel of internationally renowned judges and delegates from around the world.


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