rad architecture: brisbane street additions
rad architecture: brisbane street additions rad architecture: brisbane street additions
jul 30, 2012

rad architecture: brisbane street additions

‘brisbane street additions’ by rad architecture, perth, australia image © andrew pritchard all images courtesy of rad architecture

upon the local authority’s request to decorate a large visible separating wall, australian firm rad architecture responded with the ‘brisbane street additions’ in perth, nominated for the ‘houses’ category in the WAF 2012. the street level contains social functions that include eating, gathering and recreation which exist in a progression of spaces defined by both the interior and exterior. the upper and lower floors are assigned to private sleeping rooms. a full-height steel tower for vertical circulation connects the two structures that collectively make up the dwelling.

a series of overlapping pre-cast concrete slabs are stacked at various angles lean diagonally on one another contrasting strongly with the traditional orthogonal order of the existing residence. corten geometries punctuate the design inside and out, adding to the raw material palette. thermal mass plays a large role in passive heating, while emphasis was placed on rainwater purification from the roof collection and greywater harvesting from the terrace and lower courtyard. photovoltaic cells and ample windows cut down on electrical energy consumption. surface finishes were treated with longevity in mind, designed for function with minimal upkeep, and the flexible plan can be re-adapted to future needs.

(left) ground floor terrace (right) downstairs bedroom images © andrew pritchard

basement courtyard image © andrew pritchard

exterior images © andrew pritchard

kitchen image © andrew pritchard

kitchen image © andrew pritchard

(left) bathroom (right) stair detail images © andrew pritchard

upstairs hallways image © andrew pritchard

upstairs bedroom image © andrew pritchard

textured concrete slab at the head of the bed image © andrew pritchard

installation of concrete slab

floor plan / ground level 1. entry 2. hallway 3. guest room 4. study 5. bathing 6. sleeping 7. media room 8. food preparation 9. eating 10. terrace 11. courtyard and bathing 12. courtyard 13. garage

floor plan / upper level

floor plan / lower level

east section

west section

south section

north section


  • kinda skewy

    dbkii says:
  • And skewy is good.

    Dan says:
  • Awesome!!!

    Haz says:
  • Pictures manage to capture the project in detail. Looks great

    jcheah says:
  • I’m a huge fan of the minimalist design throughout the house and the lineal diffusion looks great!

    Lheinke says:
  • Amazing….really got my attention! Love to experience this property in person!

    KbP says:
  • The Corten looks Awesome.

    Arun says:

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