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Aperture House

Highgate Hill, 2011–13



Although also described in the Architecture section of our website, the Aperture House epitomises several aspects of our interior design ethos.


The design interweaves the existing spaces of an old timber cottage with contemporary spaces to create a gradually transitioned journey from old to new.


Apertures, as the house title suggests, play a key role in interconnecting spaces physically and visually, in the older part utilising linear skylights to lighten and enlarge previously constrained spaces. In the new part, the ceilings soar to admit expanses of daylight, giving the effect of being simultaneously inside and outside.


Despite its modest size, the house’s textures imparted by multiple brickwork and timberwork patterns create deceptive sense of scale and perspective, much of this work being testimony to collaboration with craftspeople.


Twofold Studio


Jayson and Melissa Blight


Horbury Hunt Residential Award, Think Brick Awards 2014 • Shortlisted in House, World Architecture Festival 2014 • State Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions), AIA QLD 2014 • Regional Commendation for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions), AIA QLD Brisbane 2014 • House of the Year, AIA QLD Brisbane 2014

Interior Design, Living