Using the opportunity to maximise the location of the property, the clients wished to build a flood friendly living space below the existing building, whilst restoring the original house.
02. Climate Adaptation & Flooding
After raising the existing Queenslander, a new living level was created at ground level. This area is open plan, which would allow water to flow through when the river does break its banks in the future.
We can protect this area from damage by using flood friendly finishes, such as polished concrete and rendered blockwork, and joinery details such as a removable modular kitchen.
The building as a whole serves as an example of a typological combination of a traditional Queenslander renovated using new, alternative flood resilient materials.
West End, QLD
James Davidson, Martin Arroyo, Sam Bowstead
Concept Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Contract Administration