Urbane in Brisbane: Owen and Vokes Architecture
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Brisbane-based architects Owen and Vokes maintain a remarkably rigorous aesthetic in all their projects, using a palette of natural wood, vertically laid white tile, and louvered windows. According to the architects, "We have a preference for making plain buildings with humble materials, that are free of mannerism; we value traditional architectural practice and building methods." The firm has also designed a "crisp, elegant, and functional" White House series for prefab company Happy Haus . Here are a few highlights from the firm's portfolio, to see more, visit Owen and Vokes . Above: A look into the kitchen of the Four-Room Cottage . Above: The veranda of the Chelmer Pool House was a collaboration with Coop Creative. Above: The front entrance of the Bulimba Hill House . Above: Two rooms in the Holland Park Sleepouts project in Brisbane. Above: Shelving and subway tile in the bath at the Balmoral House . Above: A dining area in the Red Hill House , originally a small cottage in the leafy suburb of Brisbane; Owen and Vokes expanded and refined the interior. Above: White wooden panels connect the dining room to the kitchen at the Red Hill House. Above: Windows in the Coorparoo House . Above: The Kelvin Grove Bureau opens up to reveal a bit of stealth color.