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Project: "Indooroopilly Renovation"
Company:Dion Seminara Architecture
Designer(s): Dion Seminara, Australia
Category: , Professional
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Entry Description: The home was a 1960’s low-set brick and weatherboard bungalow that had a second storey added in the 1970’s. We have blended modern materials with the existing exterior cladding, giving the home a unique and wonderfully edgy façade. Expressed steel has been cleverly used along with aluminium panels giving the home a very contemporary appearance whilst enhancing its already subtropical characteristics. The previous ground level, which had been the main part of the home, has now become the first floor with an extra bedroom and living area added. This area is stunning with an Australian outback feel blending with a subtle Asian flavour. The two styles come together beautifully with a combination of veneer panelling, timber battening and large semi opaque sliding doors creating a truly magnificent effect. The goal for the gorgeous new ground floor level was to create a flexible area that could be closed up and used as individual spaces in the cooler months or opened up to the backyard during the warmer months. This effect has been achieved through the use of a series of sliding doors that allow a variety of options depending on the weather and intended use of the space. By using a combination of external shutters, venetian blinds and overhangs, the interior is perfectly shaded in summer whilst still making the most of any cooling summer breezes that may be present. The amount of light entering the home can be easily controlled by the external shutters whilst louvred windows allow the flow of air to be regulated to a point that artificial heating or cooling is seldom needed. The home is now modern yet elegant in a renovation that has taken away none of the home’s past charm. It is now more open with wonderful spaces that are truly inviting.

About the Designer/Company
At Dion Seminara Architecture our goal is a simple one – to create the very best renovation or luxury new home designs for our clients. We believe that we are the number one Brisbane architects for creating stunning renovations, alterations and/or additions to your existing home or a truly unique, upmarket new home. But of course most Brisbane architects would say that, wouldn’t they? So what do we feel makes us truly unique? • Design expertise: We are not run of the mill architects. We are truly gifted designers who can make your dreams a reality, making the seemingly impossible, possible. • Focus on lifestyle: Your renovation or new home should be designed to suit the way you live. As one of Brisbane’s leading lifestyle architects we create tailored design solutions that enhance our clients’ lives. • Wealth of experience: We have over 30 years experience in home design and building and construction. Unlike other architects, our unique blend of experience enables us to create designs that really enhance your life and offer excellent value for money. • Eco-friendly design: Whether your goal is reducing your environmental impact or cutting the running costs of your home, our skill, experience and expertise can help you achieve the sustainability outcome that you desire. • Quality assured: Dion Seminara Architecture is a Quality Assured architectural firm. We conform to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000. • Talented team: When you engage Dion Seminara Architecture you benefit from the expert skill set of a professional team that includes architects, draftspersons, designers and perspective artists. But whilst we believe these are points that set us apart, it’s your opinion that really matters. And the only way to really understand the benefits that we can bring to your project is to talk to us about your needs and let us show you how we can help.