Toowong Hill House

01. Design

A steep site. A small lot. A big challenge.


The design was concerned with how to navigate a compact house on a small lot site with a steep 1 in 4 gradient slope. Two main courtyards, bounded on all sides provided light to internal spaces as the house hugged the falling topography down the hill.

Various apertures create light wells in different spaces, with tiles and colour bringing a different character to each room.