Brisbane Open House
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Sunday : 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Booking required

Enjoy visiting the influential and awarded ‘D House’, designed by architect Timothy Hill (Partners Hill). Completed in July 2000, the D House is a modest inner suburban infill project. Almost 20 years on it continues to be visited, studied, documented and commended for its capacity to be used for a number of purposes, its “energy conservation and economy of construction,” its timeless atmosphere and astute landscaping.

Passers by experience the building as a garden wall set behind a planted grove of tuckeroos that shade both house and footpath. Entry is via a gate, revealing the inner realm of the walled garden with its reflective walls, bubbling pond and adjustable doors adjoining fully interior spaces. Under its shallow roof, large is combined with small, coarse is compared with smooth, public coalesces with private.

Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: 10.00 - 10.45am 11.00 - 11.45am 12.00 - 12.45pm Only open on Sunday for short introductory talk and guided tours

Tour Tips

ok for kids

Wheelchair access



Recent Architectural or Engineering Awards: 2001 AR + D Awards (UK) for Emerging Architecture ‘High Commendation’ 2001 Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) National Awards ‘Robin Boyd Award for Residential Buildings’ 2001 RAIA State Awards (Queensland) ‘Robin Dods Award for Residential Housing’ 2001 RAIA State Awards (Queensland) ‘Residential Buildings – Inner Urban House’ 2001 RAIA Regional Awards (Brisbane) ‘Commendation – Residential Buildings’ 2001 RAIA Regional Awards (Brisbane) ‘Brisbane House of the Year’

Donovan Hill