from the main house the studio appears to be a timber trellis at the end of the subtropical gardenread
this studio was commissioned for a block typical of the Brisbane inner city suburb of highgate hill. a long narrow site with a traditional queenslander at the front of the site, and a long back yard with vegetable gardens, mango trees and chooks at the rear. the brief was to design an art studio with an adjoining bedroom.
the studio was positioned at the rear of the garden as a bookend and counterpoint to the traditional workers cottage at the street. this afforded both buildings with a prospect over the garden space in between.
the exterior walls of the building slide back to completely open up the studio to the garden when desired. when closed, the studio reads as a timber screen or trellis at the end of the garden.
architect: david teeland