Museum of Brisbane

Gentle Northerly: The Reimagined Queenslander

  • 9 Mar - 24 Jun 2018
  • Exhibition now closed

Gentle Northerly: The Reimagined Queenslander presents the Queenslander home as an ever adapting, and steadfastly quintessential aspect of the Brisbane lifestyle.

Gentle Northerly: The Reimagined Queenslander

Gentle Northerly: The Reimagined Queenslander presents four much-loved homes in the Brisbane suburbs of Auchenflower, West End and New Farm, which have been thoughtfully reimagined by award-winning architects. The interiors of the original houses have been opened up and adapted to suit a contemporary lifestyle, resulting in bespoke dwellings that are intrinsically connected to the landscape.

Photographer Christopher Frederick Jones has captured these four reimagined houses, documenting the contrast between the original street frontages and the new works at the back, celebrating the materials and textures that bring the architectural ideas to life.

Laura Patterson’s hand-drawn architectural plans render the ground plane in exquisite detail, describing the way daily life in these homes is a seamless integration of inside and outside.

Presented in partnership with the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum
Drawings by Laura Patterson
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones
Text by Cameron Bruhn and Katelin Butler




Above: Gibbon Street House, Cavill Architects; tile:  Shutter House, Baber Studio; banner: Auchenflower House, Vokes and Peters. Photos: Christopher Frederick Jones