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South brisbane boarding house

South Brisbane, QLD


This update of an existing boarding house includes renovation and extension of a heritage protected cottage and face-lift to a single storey brick building at the back of the site. A new ‘master plan’ for the complex includes strategic relocation of the communal facilities such as communal kitchen, bathrooms, laundry and clothes drying areas plus adding outdoor facilities such as covered decks, bbq area and bicycle storage. Circulation internally and externally has been reorganised with adding car parking between the two buildings, which can serve as additional outdoor area if required. Retaining the entire historic fabric of the cottage, all additions are done in a contemporary way, however they tie in formally with the face lift to the brick building and therefore link the two buildings together.