Breezway Altair louvre windows were used to transform a dilapidated suburban cottage into a light-filled open plan home in Brisbane, Queensland.

Architect Shaun Lockyer of Shaun Lockyer Architects was involved in the redesigning of the post-post-war house with the brief requiring the old cottage to be transformed into a contemporary, open plan family home.

Along with an embellished materials palette of timber, marble and concrete, the architecture plays on dramatic internal volumes and unobstructed transitions between the living spaces and the private front and rear courtyards.

Breezway Altair louvre windows were incorporated into the design to help open up the home, allow residents to connect with nature, and maximise the flow of natural breezes through the home to keep it fresh.

Image: Altair louvre windows in the open plan home (Photographer Scott Burrows, Aperture Photography)