Subtle occupation: Tierney Drive House

  • Matthew Eagle

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Period14 Jun 2019

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleSubtle occupation: Tierney Drive House
    Media name/outletARCHITECTUREAU
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionThe first thing to note about this fine house by architecture practice ME is the subtlety with which it occupies its address in Currumbin Waters on the Gold Coast. Facing the street is a series of low walls: timber giving way to carefully punctuated fields of concrete block. The trees at the back of the site loom over a low roof profile that belies the generous scale of the dwelling below it. In a city famous for its gauche towers and bloated houses, the moves made in the design of ME’s Tierney Drive House to secure privacy and foster spaces of provisional enclosure stand out. To be fair, this is not a beach house, nor does it boast a canal-side mooring. At some remove from the action, so to speak, this new house works its way down a suburban site that descends quickly from street level to a mature bank of bush below – and further, to a modest waterway at the boundary, which feeds into Currumbin Creek.
    Producer/AuthorAndrew Leach
    PersonsMatthew Eagle