Treehouse | | IDEA 2020



Situated in inner-city Brisbane, this family home was designed with environmental sustainability in mind. Through splitting the original 1890s worker’s cottage in two, a central courtyard was created that allowed for natural cross ventilation and privacy. The winter sun can also penetrate the rear pavilion and passively heat the interior spaces. Steel framed glass boxes shielded by laser-cut Corten screens sit on either side of the grassed courtyard, allowing the light to cast delicate shadows.

Design Practice: Steendyk