Kent Road, Wooloowin
Terry and Charlie McQuillan
Landscape Architectural Services
Cactus and Hill were engaged to provide Landscape Architecture services for a traditional Queenslander house in the heart of Brisbane’s suburban landscape, Wooloowin. Our team had a vision to create a design that would maximise outdoor spaces, to evoke relaxation and promote passive recreation.
A contemporary planting palette was selected, comprising of a melody of traditional plant species. The planting palette showed restraint, as a minimalist design approach was adhered to. The planting palette incorporated various hues of green, texture, leaf shapes and plant forms, to create interest, as opposed to using a mix of colour. Hardscape surfaces of natural materials and textures were used to create balance in the space. The striking architecture saw ‘soft edges’ encompass and embody the built form, blurring the distinction between hardscape and soft-scape elements.
Our team understood climatic conditions, creating a design that provided shade in summer and warmth in winter. The planting areas became a place of intimacy and a lush sculptural garden setting for residents. Cactus and Hill ensured the design strategy aligned with the client’s overall goal to create a comfortable environment for their family and friends to enjoy.
Our team were proud to see the Landscape Architecture design win a Regional commendation at the Brisbane Architecture Awards in 2015, and featured in Bmag, Domain, Architecture and Design, Contemporist, and Archello.
View the full article featured in House and Garden Magazine here.