Our homes should be an expression of our unique qualities and interests. So if you're a fan of mountain sports, why the heck shouldn't your loungeroom include a rock climbing wall?
Before: A basic, 1980s ugly ducking.
A Brisbane couple with a baby and two dogs came to Smith Architects to renovate and extend their Yeronga home. It was an ugly duckling; a simple, efficient 1980s home which needed an update for modern living.
"The trust the client had in our design process allowed us to experiment with an internal climbing wall and a complete re-orientation of the house which closely reflected their priorities." - Smith Architects
The transformation is immediately obvious from the entry of the home, where the architects have designed a new entry procession. After entering the home, you walk through a short tunnel before entering a dramatic garden/void space. From here, a second entry leads to a double-height living/bouldering room.
The garden space is designed to bring light and ventilation into the centre of the home - where it's needed. Louvre windows encourage ventilation, while the double-height window to the living area lets in plenty of natural light.
For clients with a love of the outdoors and adventure, this is an adventurous home design which reflects their unique passions. The renovation and extension will ensure their family can grow in this home for many years to come - they all have a lot of rock-climbing ahead of them.