The Banya house is a contemporary residence located in Brisbane, Australia. It was a project developed by TONIC and the main idea behind it was to create a sort of urban oasis. It’s a space designed for relaxation and where its owners feel shielded from everything that happens outside. There are several important aspects that make this property so beautiful.
The house was designed around a central courtyard. This way all the rooms have views of the courtyard and this way they are quiet and tranquil. Moreover, there’s also the connection with the outdoor area, even though it’s through the windows and glass walls. The social spaces and living areas are connected to the central courtyard and the front yard and have access to both of them. The courtyard also includes a swimming pool and adjacent outdoor lounge area/terrace.
The walls facing the courtyard are almost entirely made of glass. This way the house is always filled with light without compromising its privacy and without the need of designing large windows for the areas facing the street or the other residences. The interior of the house is functionality divided into several areas. The living areas are the focal point because of their ability to open onto the outdoor areas. The house is indeed like an oasis in the middle of the city. It has a design that adapts beautifully to the climate and that is also flexible as to suit a variety of different preference.