Guymer Bailey - Architects Melbourne & Brisbane
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Award winning Modern Residential House Architectural Design firm Guymer Bailey Architects. Offices in Brisbane & Melbourne.

Runaway Bay House, Dreambuild ABC TV

Dream Build Runaway Bay House Tim Guymer Brisbane Architect

Guymer Bailey Architects Dream Build ABC TV Stradbroke Island

Guymer Bailey Architects Dream Build ABC TV Brisbane Architect

Guymer Bailey Architects responded to the unique location of Runaway Bay in designing a waterfront family home for a Queensland industrialist. Located at Anglers Esplanade, Runaway Bay, the site overlooks the Broadwater, South Stradbroke Island, and the canal entrance. 

Guymer Bailey Architects Dream Build ABC TV Brisbane Architect

Guymer Bailey Architects Dream Build ABC TV Brisbane Architect

The house features a hollow two-storey limestone masonry base over-sailed by a floating light-weight aluminium sheathed roof.

Guymer Bailey Architects Dream Build ABC TV Brisbane Architect

An angled band of transparent glazing separates the roof from the base allowing indirect light to fill the predominantly double-volume internal living spaces. The living areas are laid out informally with private spaces, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, reached at the upper level by open timber stairs and bridges designed with nautical detailing which characterises the house.

Guymer Bailey Architects - Modern House Design, Sustainable Living, Eco Home

A water feature over the main entrance draws natural sunlight through the water and glass to enlighten the house’s welcome. The spacious lounge, dining and combined winter room open on to a verandah and patio to allow visual access to the landscape and the expansive water views. Other features abound: the study overlooks the double garage with its planted roof, while a reflective pond in the back garden laps against the boat ramp linking the site with the canal. 

Guymer Bailey Architects Dream Build ABC TV Brisbane Architect

Guymer Bailey Architects Dream Build ABC TV Brisbane Architect

The form of the house exhibits Guymer Bailey’s commitment to passive sustainable design. It entails the thermal mass of the thick limestone masonry and the shading and solar control provided by the inverted parasol roof and deeply recessed glass. Other such features include solar panels and underground concrete water tanks for irrigation and grey water use.

Guymer Bailey Architects Dream Build ABC TV Brisbane Architect


CLIENT: Private
LOCATION: Runaway Bay, QLD
PROJECT TEAM: Tim Guymer, Stan Chrenkoff
Photography by: Scott Burrows

TAGS: ABC TV Dream Build, Modern Australian Architecture, Sustainable Living, Residential Architecture, Brisbane Architect



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Casuarina Beach House

Guymer Bailey Architects - Amazing Home Design, Beach Houses

Casuarina Beach House offers its dwellers a retreat from the city lifestyle and a home away from home. Guymer Bailey Architects began its design with memories of the intimacy and relaxed lifestyle associated with a traditional beach shack. Its design gives grace to a simple structure with large airy living spaces and quiet coastal fulfilment.

Guymer Bailey Architects - Amazing Home Design, Beach Houses, Interior Design

The Beach House looks closely at how a building needs to pay attention to guidelines that maintain Casuarins’s uniqueness, while responding to climate. Guymer Bailey’s therefore committed itself to a form that would minimise overshadowing to the south and be mindful of the long, narrow aspect of the site.

Casuarina Beach House responds to the local climate, utilizing screens and four curved blades running the length of the north-facing glass curtain wall filter and control sun penetration into the building. These blades provide a feathered edge to the volume of the house while balancing its proportion and then extend around the social spaces at the beach end of the House.

Guymer Bailey Architects - Amazing Home Design, Beach Houses

The flow of natural breezes through the residence, were also carefully considered, together with the selection of durable materials that are appropriate to the harshness of the coastal location. The success of such projects can best be measured in the satisfaction and long term friendship that develop with your clients, and this is a true example.


PUBLICATIONS:
> Top 50 Living Rooms - Australian House & Garden - November 2007

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CLIENT: Private
LOCATION: Casuarina Beach, QLD
PROJECT TEAM: Tim Guymer, Ralph Bailey, Nick Josephsen
Photography by: Scott Burrows

TAGS: Amazing Beach Homes, Residential Architecture, Inspiring Home Design



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Malvern Residence

Guymer Bailey Architects - House Design, Modern Homes

When Guymer Bailey was asked to design the Malvern Residence, we were offered the opportunity to create a luxury house in the exclusive Melbourne suburb of Malvern. The design style is simple, geometric and modern to respect the Federation and Victorian heritage of the Toorak Malvern area.

The parent’s retreat takes pride of place at the front of the site, with views to the north overlooking Malvern and Camberwell from the bedroom and balcony. Natural light from the north illuminates the retreat’s ensuite complete with a double shower and spa bath. 

Guymer Bailey Architects - House Design, Modern Homes

Guymer Bailey planned the house with a two-storey central courtyard that lets natural light into the house, while providing a focal point for the feature stairs carefully detailed in dark walnut. Access from the top of the stairs to the parent’s retreat is via a bridge, suspended across the courtyard. Spacious children’s bedrooms and a private study nook are also located upstairs at the rear of the property, with views over the back garden and the distant hills.

The formal lounge and dining room centre the house, opening out into courtyards on both sides. A large open-plan family room and kitchen open on to the private rear paved courtyard to provide a casual space for daily living.


CLIENT: Sapphire Constructions
LOCATION: Malvern, VIC
PROJECT TEAM: Kavan Applegate
Photography by: Bennison Mackinnon

TAGS: Modern Home Design, Residential Architects



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Red Hill Residence

Guymer Bailey Architects - Modern House Design, Contemporary Architecture

When designing a residence in the old Brisbane suburb of Red Hill, Guymer Bailey faced four challenges: the site was steep and western; the street was narrow; many of the houses were under a Demolition Control Regulation wherein the Local Authority demanded a design that suited the character housing of the street; and finally, the owners definitely wanted “something modern”, not “reproduction colonial or early Queensland”, and not weatherboards or chamfer boards. 

Guymer Bailey Architects - Modern House Design, Contemporary Architecture

Therefore, Guymer Bailey responded with a design featuring: rendered masonry painted white, which historically characterises residential design in Brisbane; traditional custom-orb roofing and sheeting to the cantilevered upper level fireplace and flue; angled hardwood vertical batten privacy screens to windows, balcony and verandah railings; and finally, sun control screens to re-create the layered look of traditional houses, while also serving as functional design elements.

Guymer Bailey Architects - Modern House Design, Contemporary Interior Design 

The residence has been designed over two functional levels: 

> First, the kitchen, living and dining spaces on the upper level open on to a huge verandah area under a floating roof with ceiling fans to take advantage of the excellent views over Brisbane suburbs and west to the mountains. The floating roof is a Guymer Bailey signature design feature providing a higher space over the external verandahs to encourage flow-through ventilation.

> Second, the lower level contains family, rumpus and work areas with a separate kitchenette and laundry opening on to a lap pool with a spa beach. The lower level is painted a dark charcoal to create the appearance of a house “floating” above the site.


CLIENT: Private
LOCATION: Red Hill, QLD
PROJECT TEAM: Ralph Bailey, Dania Mira
Photography by: Byrne Images

TAGS: Contemporary Houses, Modern Design, Home Architects



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Gap Residence

Guymer Bailey Architects - Amazing Home Design, Modern Houses

This residence in Brisbane’s western suburb, The Gap, is a home designed by architects with fervour and dedication for an architect. The house displays many creative architectural and landscape principles that distinguish the credentials and reputation of Guymer Bailey.

This residence is an architect’s own home and displays the pain and the passion when an architect designs for himself. The house embodies many of the design principles valued and espoused by Guymer Bailey Architects and Landscape.

Guymer Bailey Architects - Amazing Home Design, Modern Houses

This residence flanks a rainforest creek on a 2575 square metre level site. The residence is a long rectangular box, essentially one room deep, orientated to catch the morning sun and northeast breezes on the large verandah adjoining the living area and kitchen. The design is driven by environmental sustainability principles, through the use of materials that have a long life cycle and are low maintenance.

The busy street frontage of the residence is a blank, sound-insulated wall clad in zinc-coated corrugated steel sheeting with three bands of white corrugated steel sheeting and opal polycarbonate corrugated sheeting. The skillion roof floats over this wall separated by a narrow, glazed window running the full length of the wall. This façade anticipates the remainder of the house which is roofed and clad externally with zinc corrugated steel sheets. Wide, unlined eaves shade the glazed walls and protect openable windows. All the principal living spaces have large full-height windows linking the internal spaces with the external landscape to offer good cross ventilation. The continuation of floor and soffit materials through the full-height glass wall reinforces this visual link.

Guymer Bailey Architects - Amazing Home Design, Modern Houses

The main living occurs in a double-volume space overlooked by the master bedroom. A standalone fireplace with stainless steel flue heats both the upper and lower spaces effectively on cold winter nights. A thermal chimney, integrated into the stairwell, culminates at the apex of the skillion roof being fitted with three rotary ventilators. By the opening and closing of adjustable vents in summer and winter, this chimney heats or cools the residence. The northwest corner glazed wall captures the view of both the adjacent parklands and distant hills. Excessive heat gain is mitigated through the slanting of the wall off the vertical and the use of heat-absorbing glass and vertical aluminium fins fixed to every mullion.

Clear-finished ironbark is used in both the flooring and decking, as well as the skirtings and door and window trims. Accordingly, internal and external stairs are galvanised stringers with ironbark treads and handrails, and stainless steel cable balustrades.

More than 35,000 litres of rainwater storage provides water for toilet flushing and irrigation.


CLIENT: Private
LOCATION: The Gap, QLD
PROJECT TEAM: Ralph Bailey, Stan Chrenkoff
Photography by: Scott Burrows

TAGS: Contemporary Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architect, Amazing Home Architecture



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Hervey Bay Residence

Guymer Bailey Architects - Hervey Bay House, Amazing Home Design, Award Winning House Design

Guymer Bailey designed the Kingfisher Bay Resort residence for a prominent Hervey Bay property agent and home builder in line with our commitment to environmental design befitting a region and its climate, honesty of expression of structure, and crafted detailing. Our design features an aggregation of articulated pyramid, curved and skillion roofs, light steel struts and cables, stained natural hardwood weatherboard walls, and screens, to use Queensland tropical coastal vernacular. This is a nautical theme—the first seen in the Kingfisher Bay Resort—to exhibit our purpose-designed and engineered connectors and fixings.

Guymer Bailey Architects - Hervey Bay House, Amazing Home Design, Award Winning House Design

An elevated infinity edge pool is embedded into the mass of the building surrounded by private entertaining areas. The swimming pool with its steel structure exposed depicts an inside-out timber boat from which water laps freely over the edge to suggest it is floating in the ocean. The pool is located to access breezes across the water and allow cooling before the air enters the naturally ventilated house. 

Guymer Bailey Architects Pool - Hervey Bay House, Amazing Home Design, Award Winning House Design

The residence consists of four bedrooms, two on the ground, and two on the upper floor with the master bedroom adjoining a dressing room and ensuite with spa bath. There are two bathrooms, a bar area, two separate living areas with private outdoor entertaining areas centred on the swimming pool.

Guymer Bailey designed the house to fit the verdant native Australian tropical landscape with its front garden mimicking the shape of the pool. Its lush lawns integrate with detailed geometric paving.


PUBLICATIONS:
> One Steel Solutions – issue 3 – 300 plus Hervey Bay House

Guymer Bailey Architects - Hervey Bay House, Amazing Home Design, Award Winning House Design

AWARDS:
> House of the Year – Master Builders Wide Bay Burnett Region - 2001

Guymer Bailey Architects - Hervey Bay House, Amazing Home Design, Award Winning House Design


CLIENT: Private
LOCATION: Hervey Bay, QLD
PROJECT TEAM: Tim Guymer, Stan Chrenkoff
Photography by: Michelle & Colin Clarke

TAGS: Contemporary Architecture, Landscape Architect, Modern House Design, Award Winning Houses



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Mapleton Residence

Guymer Bailey Architects, Best House Design, Contemporary Homes

Guymer Bailey designed the family retreat for a successful Australian manufacturer in response to its idyllic secluded mountain setting near Mapleton. To highlight the spectacular surroundings and the surrounding native vegetation, we designed the buildings on the edge of a 60-metre slope to a valley below with a suspended swimming pool to defy gravity under shelter of the tree canopy.

Guymer Bailey Architects, Best House Design, Contemporary Homes

In the design, Guymer Bailey translates our Queensland vernacular to suit this site using our environmental sustainability skills. Three pavilions connected by walkways command both panoramic views and close-up aspects of the tree canopy. Natural light and cross ventilation are captured through the extensive use of louvred and awning windows, as well as pop-up roof lights. 

Guymer Bailey Architects, Best House Design, Contemporary Homes

The choice of natural materials aids the connection between the architecture and the pristine environment. Spotted gum has been used throughout the house, providing a textural contrast to the local basalt stone plinth and corrugated sheet steel roof. Guymer Bailey’s attention to connections and detailing is evident throughout, as seen in its structure and the stainless steel cable cross bracing.

Our environmental credentials are displayed by the footprint of the house being designed not to disturb the natural site landscape. Similarly, all new planting is native to disguise any evidence of intrusion. On-site dams capture stormwater used for irrigation, and recycled for use in the swimming pool.


PUBLICATIONS:
> Floating among the trees - Timber Design Australasia – Summer 2007

Guymer Bailey Architects, Best House Design, Contemporary Homes


CLIENT: Private
LOCATION: Mapleton, QLD
PROJECT TEAM: Tim Guymer, Stan Chrenkoff, Miriam Warr, Charlie Guymer
Photography by: Guymer Bailey Architects

TAGS: Contemporary Architecture, Sustainable Living, Modern House Design



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Duranbah Residence

Guymer Bailey Architects - Environmental Sustainable Design, House Design

When Guymer Bailey was asked design a hilltop residence in rural Duranbah overlooking the picturesque northern New South Wales coastline, we earned the opportunity to build an environmentally appropriate house in a natural Australian bush setting.

Guymer Bailey decided to create an indoor/outdoor living environment appropriate to a region where summer and winter ambient temperatures vary little. Designed as two pavilions wrapping around a central courtyard/entertaining area, each pavilion is one room deep to provide natural cross ventilation and direct access to verandahs and the central courtyard. This design allows views from every room. 

The main pavilion is the principle dwelling accommodating both living and sleeping functions. The secondary pavilion contains guest accommodation thus maintaining privacy for the sleeping areas, while allowing informal shared use of the living and entertainment areas.
Guymer Bailey therefore created a variety of contradistinctive roofs and “floating” canopies to create indoor/outdoor living spaces that are sympathetic with the natural bush environment.

Guymer Bailey Architects - Environmental Sustainable Design, House Design

The curves of the roofs fit the functions of the internal planning, creating height and space in the communal areas. Roof edges lead the eye towards the coastal views. Lower ceilings in single occupancy spaces create an atmosphere of shelter and privacy.


CLIENT: Private
LOCATION: Duranbah, QLD
PROJECT TEAM: Ralph Bailey, Wayne Gamble
Photography by: Guymer Bailey Architects

TAGS: Environmental Sustainable Design, Landscape Architect, Contemporary Design



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Guymer Bailey is a passionate, award winning Architecture design-focused team specialising in residential, commercial, civic & prison architecture. Offices in Melbourne & Brisbane.

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