Architecture studio Arkhefield designed the Oxlade House, a contemporary residence located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
“The client brief was to create “a house that looks like anything but a house”—a boldly contemporary architecture that also serves as a comfortable family home and dynamic gathering space, providing seclusion in a bustling city fringe suburb.”
“Oxlade House explores the idea of a singular graphic form—a sectional design defined by its roof structure. The design optimises the long, narrow site, addressing the aspect rather than the street. A sloping concrete rear wall and articulated steel roof are extruded and stepped along the site, embracing the internal spaces. These elements create an armature to the rear, while the northern frontage seamlessly extends and opens to the external living spaces.”
“Featured in numerous design, home and lifestyle publications, Oxlade House is a family home that is as private as it is distinctive, as comfortable as it is efficient, as dynamic as it is pragmatic—and anything but just another house.”