ROSALIE PLINTH HOUSE
The original battered but beautiful worker’s cottage is situated in the
vibrant inner city suburb of Rosalie. Since the 2011 floods, building to
this area is subject to tight controls in relation to flood overlay together
with character, small lot and height restrictions.
These constraints have driven a unique architectural design. The existing
house has been lifted above flood levels and extended to the rear. A galley kitchen
and integrated stairs provide a bridge between the old and new and facilitates
an internal north facing courtyard at ground level. The new rear houses the
living area and parents' retreat above. The pool and lawn areas constitute an
elevated “plinth” that will ground the new extension and create
a desirable indoor/outdoor flow.
Recognised with AIA Brisbane Regional Awards commendation 2017