A river side city that is legendary for its laid back lifestyle and glorious sub-tropical climate. Brisbane boasts some stunning homes that are uniquely Australian in style and the envy of many other cities.
This warm and super sunny climate lend itself to a style of architecture that allows indoor and outdoor spaces to borrow from each other and become connected as if one.
Many of Brisbane's homes owe their beauty to the architects who designed them. In this article we look at five of Brisbane's best architectural practices who have an impressive portfolio of distinctive homes that caught our eye and left us in awe.
This article follows on from our parent article Top Architecture Firms where we look at the role of an architect, the benefits of working with one, and what to look for when appointing one. We now bring the top five architecture firms of Brisbane in alphabetical order.
Our favourite architects in Brisbane:
Under the direction of Alexandra Buchanan, the ABA studio draws on traditional methods to deliver creative, practical and bespoke residential designs. They design beautiful, liveable homes that are collaboratively conceived, and individually crafted. Their work is driven by approachability, personalisation and collaboration. They build a unique identity for each project – one that reflects the very best of their clients’ lifestyles.
ABA start each project by learning about their client’s ideal lifestyle, favourite season, time of day, hobbies etc. They do this because residential architecture should be all about you, which is why they will work as a partnership to bring your dream to a reality.
View Alexandra Buchanan www.alexandrabuchanan.com.
Drawing on experience in the fields of architecture, interior design, client representation and facilities management the DM2 Architecture team provides a service, which considers the important factors of value management, life cycle costing and maintenance as integral parameters to functionality and design. They understand that a client’s objectives and desired outcomes are key to adding value to a project.
With a team of 12, DM2 Architecture is able to undertake a wide range of projects, from the smallest fit out through to complex master planning. dm2architecture is led by directors Jono Medhurst and Brad Muller whose combined experience draws on 50 years of individual practice and a further 30 years of running architectural practices.
View DM2 Architecture www.dm2architecture.com.au.
KO & Co. Architecture
KO & Co. Architecture is a Brisbane based architecture and design practice with a keen interest in residential design. From high end beautifully crafted homes, clever design solutions for small additions and alterations, to efficient responses to multi residential developments, every client has a unique brief which is deserving of a considered and exceptional response.
KO & Co. Architecture caters for clients who have a shared passion for design and those who are interested in the difference good design can make to a space.
View KO & Co. Architecture www.koandcompany.com.au.
May Tree Studios
Opening it's doors in 2012, May Tree Studios was born out of an aspiration to provide a design service that is collaborative and relational by qualified Interior Designer and Registered Architect, owner Rebecca Caldwell.
Rebecca brings over 10 years of design and project management experience to every project. Her team work with a broad range of clients, seeking to understand their needs and wants and deliver that back to them through critical thinking and design excellence.
(May Tree Studios provided the header image for this article which is from a project called the 'Glasshouse' mountain residence).
View May Tree Studios www.maytreestudios.com.au.
Tim Stewart Architects
Tim Stewart Architects is a firm built on the knowledge and expertise of its team who collectively bring to the studio a diverse range of skill in residential and commercial projects. The team is passionate about design and the impact that good architecture can have on people and the surrounding environment.
Along with the commitment to exceptional design, they understand that a delicate balance between aesthetic beauty and practical use has to be exercised and believe in involving the client in the design process, working in a transparent and collaborative way to marry the client’s vision with the skills and knowledge of the team.
View Tim Stewart Architects www.timstewartarchitects.com.au.
We hope you found this post helpful. If you would like to find architects from the other major cities in Australia visit our articles below.
Image Credits: Header image by May Tree Studios | All other images sourced from the portfolios of each of architectural firms above.
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