Altair Louvres maximise light and air in Brisbane renovation

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15 August 2013
Altair Louvres maximise light and air in Brisbane renovation
Altair Louvres help maximise light and air in residential renovation, Brisbane, QLD.

This 1950’s post-war house, originally designed by the “Bell Brothers” has undergone a dramatic transformation to meet the accommodation needs of the owners. Shaun Lockyer and his team have designed an area that cohesively connects the living, dining and entertainment areas of the home with the existing outdoor courtyard to also improve light, volume and air into the space.

The objective to maximise light from the north and engagement with the external environment (all while maintaining privacy from neighbouring properties) has been achieved through a double height timber clad extruded space with high and low north windows, mainly Altair Louvre Windows. The Altair Louvre Windows offer controlled views and free access to light and sun as well as fresh ventilation when needed.

Shaun Lockyer states ‘the restrained palette reinforces the idea about the space being a blank canvas for light, air and life to furnish. There is quietness to the space while still offering richness and contrast.’

This small, but intimate project is a reflection of the client’s life, interests and passion. The design will allow friends and family to enjoy the space and is a true reward for both the clients and the team at Shaun Lockyer Architects.

Architect: Shaun Lockyer Architects, 0409 541 462,

Builder: Waymore Constructions.

Photographer: Scott Burrows, Aperture Photography,

Structural Engineer: Westera Partners,


Breezway manufactures Altair Louvre Windows in glass, timber and aluminium. They are energy and cyclone rated and suitable for multi-storey applications.

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