Mapleton House


Sitting on the ridge-line of Blackall Range, Mapleton House embodies an intuitive response to the suburban-rural fringe condition. Strategically recessed twin buildings establish visual connections with the prominent natural features of Mt. Ninderry and Mt. Coolum, offering views from the street and the adjacent public stairway. Conceptualized as an inhabited terrain, the design emphasizes one’s engagement with the existing topography. The house envelope, intentionally angled to align with sight-lines toward the mountains, coupled with a multi-stepped platform interior, choreographs a dynamic spatial experience. The rugged monolithic structures emerge organically, engaging in a dialogue with the geological formations and the surrounding landscape.