The Minka Twins are influenced by the blurring of indoor and outdoor spaces found in traditional Japanese farm dwellings, known as minka.These are not houses to throw stones in.Two homes – dubbed the Minka Twins – are currently under construction at Bardon, and are made almost entirely of glass and wooden battens.Designed by renowned architect Liam Proberts, of Bureau Proberts, the houses are inspired by Japanese style, and can be completely opened on all sides. The Minka Twins are being constructed at Bardon, and have been designed by architect Liam ProbertsMr Proberts said the designs were created to suit living in Brisbane’s subtropical climate and the new home needs of a modern family.“They are influenced by the blurring of indoor and outdoor spaces found in traditional Japanese farm dwellings, known as minka,” he said. “The Minka Twins’ lower level is constructed largely of glass walls that can be completely opened up via an engineered track system to create the most seamless sense of indoor-outdoor living you can imagine.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“Feature batten screening on all sides, high ceilings and pitched roofs pay respect to the Queenslander character of the Bardon streetscape.“The homes have open floor plans that still provide good separation for the occupants and many other modern attributes including ducted airconditioning, exposed concrete floors and awnings for shade and privacy.” The Minka Twins design blurs the lines between the outdoors and indoors.The houses are being constructed by Brisbane-based Story Developments, and each includes four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, two study areas, family rooms, indoor gardens and double car garages. Each house has a stunning family pool and extensive modern landscaping.“The Minka Twins will be the first in a collection of homes we will be releasing,” said Story Developments director Marvin D’souza. “Plans are already under way for our next instalment of homes, to be located in Graceville, and these will also stand out from the crowd.“The idea behind Story Developments is that each project we do will be totally unique and create interesting and never-before-seen designs for Brisbane, located in highly sought-after suburbs.”The Minka Twins are being marketed by Position Property.“The supply of new, premium homes in Bardon is at a significant low,” said Position Property director Richard Lawrence.“It’s one of Brisbane’s most desirable suburbs – appealing to families in particular due to the excellent education facilities, proximity to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and location only 6km from the CBD,” he said.Construction is currently under way with completion expected in August.
SUPERBIKE competitor John Bennett promises pace and power come July 2, when the second National Race of Champions takes place at the South Dakota Circuit.Chronicle Sport caught up with Bennett yesterday who contended that following the Jamaica leg last month he is ready and raring for the battle.“So far, the bike is going through a repair period. We just got them back and we are doing the prerequisite repairs; of course you know I had a spill in Jamaica and the bike had some damage.”“Hopefully, we get the bike up by this weekend and start practising for the July second race of champions,” he added.“The fall down was not scary, it’s motor racing and especially on motorcycles, it’s sometimes expected but on my recovery end, I still feel some pains but that wouldn’t harm me come July 2.”He noted that he is ready for the competition but expects it to be no easy task to match some of the best riders locally.“I’m not going to single out any rider specifically as guys to watch. I think we need to watch the entire pack and at any time, they can pull something out of the hat. I’m focusing on me at the moment.”His Kawasaki ZX6-R is sponsored by Orchid Consultancy Group, Union One Express, HallMark.The event is sponsored by Ansa McAl, Prem’s Electrical, B.M. Soat, Mohamed’s Enterprise, Ready Mix, Special Auto, Japarts, Ticket Master, Palm Court, KGM, MAC Batteries, S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction, L Mahabir and Sons Cambio and Choke Gas Station. (Stephan Sookram) read more
Our beat writers discuss Syracuse’s (3-0) 80-67 win over Texas Southern (0-4) Saturday night. Tyus Battle scored 16 second-half points as SU pulled away to take the win. Battle finished with 21 while Geno Thorpe added 13 points and Frank Howard chipped in 12. Oshae Brissett and Marek Dolezaj cleaned the glass for SU, plucking 10 and nine rebounds, respectively. Published on November 19, 2017 at 12:24 am Comments Facebook Twitter Google+