Henri Van Riet Architect Pty Ltd
Specialising in environmental residential design, the practice offers high quality and personalised service with a wide range of expertise to ensure that every design is carefully considered, consulted and managed to achieve both creative and quality design in the built solution. The practice has a strong interest in creating sustainable, affordable and efficient architecture through careful spatial planning, appropriate choices of materials and ultimately responding to both the site and local climatic conditions. Henri van Riet Architect was established as an architectural practice in Brisbane in 1992 and operates throughout Brisabne and south-east Queensland as well as interstate.
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A new home for a retired couple on a vacant site high above the Brisbane River. A long thin plan arrangement maximising the northerly aspect to capture the breezes and views of Brisbane River and pastures beyond. Accessability design requirements have been catered for to allow the owners to live in the home for many years to come, possibly even with a carer in the future. These include features such flush finish floors and door openings, larger doors and wider hallways to allow easy future wheelchair access, and bathrooms suitable for the handicapped.
A new home on a fantastic site with views to the Glasshouse mountains, Moreton Bay and the islands and back to Brisbane. Sustainable design. Low maintenance.
A large river front family home with multiple internal and external recreation spaces to cater for all seasons, age and social groups. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces cater for all tastes and occasions. An internal courtyard provides shelter from the westerlies and allows the warm winter sun to penetrate the home. An easterly facing outdoor room connects to the wet edge pool with the river beyond.