Location: Paddington, Queensland, Australia
Architects: Hogg and Lamb Architects
Photography © Christopher Frederick Jones/CFJPhotography
This project re-invigorates the life of an existing Queenslander cottage in inner city Paddington. A new extension is carefully considered to mitigate the issues of a steep site and overlooking neighbours, creating platforms and private courtyards that extend the functioning ground plane. Internal and external volumes interlock, expand and compress in a delightful sense of play, with geometric barrel vaults defining the significance of rooms. Views are edited while portions of the sky, trees and mountains are carefully framed through a series of openings, peepholes and voids. The crisp aesthetic of the new exterior amplifies the character of Brisbane’s subtropical setting; – sharp light and shadow, bright blue skies and lush green landscapes, in deference to vernacular exemplars. Interior surfaces subtly reflect and play with natural light, while the restrained palette of materials and finishes highlight the essential qualities of what remains in a serene heightened atmosphere of calm.
Hogg and Lamb Architects
All images courtesy of Hogg and Lamb Architects | © Christopher Frederick Jones
Hogg and Lamb Architects
Hogg and Lamb is an architectural design practice based in Brisbane, with experience in award winning residential & commercial projects.
The studio combines the energy and enthusiasm of a new firm, with decades of experience designing and delivering high end residential & boutique interior projects.
Hogg and Lamb was established in 2016 by good friends and colleagues, Michael Hogg and Greg Lamb.
Michael spent more than 15 years at the renowned architecture firm Donovan Hill where he was involved in over 60 residential projects including the internationally published C House. He was Project Architect for the Robin Boyd awarded D House and numerous other published and awarded residential projects.
He has significant experience in the conceptual, schematic and design development phases of projects of varying scales from residential projects through to large commercial and public buildings.
Prior to establishing Hogg and Lamb Greg had worked at several firms in Australia and the UK. Over 25 years of experience has led to a knowledge base across a broad range of projects including; restaurants and bars, office fit-outs, hotels, health clubs and residential work.
A particular interest in human cognition and perception, combined with an expertise in the design of the custom fixtures, furniture and graphic design result in a total user experience which characterise Greg’s approach to the design environment.
Both Michael and Greg have been working in the architecture industry since the early 1990’s and have a back catalogue featuring hundreds of projects in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Together Michael and Greg provide a high level of service to create unique buildings for discerning clients.
Hogg and Lamb
181 Robertson Street, New Farm QLD 4006
Michael Hogg +61 (0)417 791 825
Greg Lamb +61 (0)409 895 953