In this episode George talks to Aaron Peters, one half of the Australian architect duo Vokes and Peters. As a company they have designed numerous award winning houses in and around Brisbane. They talk about the recently completed project, Teneriffe House.
The project can be described as a kind of greatest hits of their work so far, as it embodies so many of their principles and to approach to the design of homes and architecture in the wider sense.
An existing colonial style Queensland home has been raised to sit atop a new concrete colonnaded pediment and has been extended with an angular shingle clad extension to create a stunning and varied home.
There is so much going on in this project, journeying through the house is like exploring a well-designed art gallery, with contrasts in materials, in natural light, and in spaces of both prospect and refuge.
At the end of the episode,George asks Aaron the three questions he asks all his podcast guests;
– what really annoys him about his home?
– what house has he visited that has really inspired him?
– and, if he could choose anyone to design him a new house, who would he choose?