An example of dynamic modern architecture at its best, Wilden Street House is an ambitious conversion of a derelict pre-war cottage lcated in Paddington, Brisbane, Australia. Shaun Lockyer Architects took advantage of the privileged property lot and created an inviting family home with a charming backyard that enjoys north-east facing city views. While the rear of the house offers an intriguing and relatively classic timber look , the opposite facade dramatically opens towards the garden and generously-sized pool.

According to the architects, the design explores “chiseled forms in the architectural expression and interior resolution which result in warm and dynamic interior volumes that are flooded with light from above. The craftsmanship of the house is one of its greatest attributes with a timeless and seamless execution of joinery, cabinetry and detail“. The focus on an optimum indoor-outdoor connection resulted in a spectacular double height outdoor living space framing spectacular views. [Photography: Scott Burrows]