Architecture & Interior Design
West End, QLD, Australia
REFRESH*DESIGN [R*] is an award-winning Brisbane based architectural design studio that is committed to creating finely crafted contemporary architecture that responds to the clients brief and context. They have worked a diverse range of projects including residential renovations, townhouses, apartments, commercial and hospitality developments.
The R* team draws inspiration from the innate ability of architecture to shape a better society through the enhancement of the human experience. R*’s mission is to use design as a tool to surpass the client’s deepest aspirations whilst simultaneously balancing their intentions to positively influence the environment.
The studio’s work adopts a strong focus on sustainability, underlined by its capacity to endure. Their work is contextual, adaptable, harmonious and well considered in the use of space, light, material and technology. REFRESH*DESIGN strives for the most meaningful and sustainable solutions from initial conception of a project to the final stages of delivery.
REFRESH*DESIGN’s collaborative approach revolves around input from all stakeholders involved, their clients, collaborators and craftsmen. With extensive experience in urban infill developments, the R* team thrives in working on complex challenges. Difficult sites or planning controls motivate them to find alternative solutions to achieve better outcomes, and in doing so to question the conventional.
Located in a beachside setting, the architectural brief for this project was to design a contemporary, yet cost effective three-bedroom house, that was well connected to nature.
The ‘Princess Precinct’ is a rare surviving example of terrace houses constructed in the 1860s in one of Brisbane’s oldest suburbs.