As our city populations grow and our communities evolve, people’s perception of ‘home’ is changing. Living in proximity to public transport, workplaces, schools, and hospitality hubs in a space that requires little to no maintenance and offers public, private and personalised amenity is now many people’s first choice.
Understanding a site’s physical and social fabric allows a new building and its residents to contribute to the wider context of a city. TreeHouse by Aria Property Group responds to the needs of current and future occupants by creating a sense of casual “suburbaness” that is so ingrained in the history and lifestyle of Brisbane.
TreeHouse’s ground floor has been conceived as a public pavilion – a place for visitors of Davies Park to gather while enjoying the markets, festivals, and sporting events that occur across the street. The expansive podium stairs provide both entry to the building whilst also acting as a public “stoop” from which the comings and goings of the street and park can be observed. The layered approach to streetscape thresholds extends the footpath verge offering an invitational public/ private interface.
As architects, it is critical that our designs attribute significance to the physical and social surrounds of each project. With a strong understanding of place, we can ensure the lines between public and private realms meaningfully and deliberately engage with one another seeking a sense of community and social participation.
Architecture and Interiors by Rothelowman
Developed by Aria Property Group
Photography by Peter Bennetts