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True North by Tandem Design Studio
This is How You Deal With an Unusual Triangular Site...
What do you do with a triangular site? Perhaps the best solution is to think outside of the box. Or triangle, as the case may be...
Malvern East House by Pleysier Perkins
Renovation for Modern Living Retains this Edwardian Home's Soul
A beautiful attention to details and respect for the original home creates a modern space that effortlessly blends old and new.
Footscray Shed House by Jonathan Wong Architects
This Rear Addition Feels at Home in Its Gritty, Inner-Urban Suburb
An extension designed to appear more like a random collection sheds belies the clever, considered spaces within.
Green House by Zen Architects
Urban Green House Creates a Sunny, Healthy, Happy, Inner-City Home
Application of passive design principles creates a living, breathing, sustainable space that is a pleasure to inhabit.
Blackwood Studio by Adam Kane Architects
Modern Barn Outside, Minimal Studio and Gallery Space Inside
A new studio space and garage are positioned on this rural property to create a sheltered entry for the exisiting home.
Pix Residence by
This Light-Filled, Happy Addition Pays Homage to the Sun
This new living space is a sun-lover. Turning to face the sun, it is also a fun and happy space, not to mention a cost-saver.
Valiant House by A for Architecture
Why Does the Bathroom Often Have the Best View in Workers Cottages?
Like many un-renovated inner-city homes, the bathroom of this Melbourne workers cottage had the best light and views in the house!
Perched House by Rara Architecture
Curving and Perching Overhead, This Addition is Playful and Light
Perched House is a renovation that defies perceptions - feeling much larger than it actually is thanks to some clever tricks.
Wooden Box House by Moloney Architects
A Modern Wooden Box Extension Complements a Century Old Weatherboard
An elegant timber extension at the rear of this heritage home is bathed in natural light thanks to its northern orientation.
St David Street House by Drawing Room Architecture
With Good Design Even the Smallest of Spaces Can Live Large
This compact addition proves small spaces can be highly liveable with plenty of storage, daylighting and a connection to the outdoors.
D+K House by buck&simple
These Owners Take Their Love of Gardening to New Heights
A deep soil green roof improves this home's environmental credentials, looks great and satisfies the owners' love of gardening.
The Leaf House by Damian Rogers Architecture
Glazed Roof Floats Like a Leaf Capturing Views of Trees and Sky
A bold new living, dining and kitchen space grabs views of the trees and manages to fit a veggie garden in the most surprising place...
Glass Link House by Robbie Walker
New Master Bedroom Pod for a "Very, Very Deserving Mum"...
After buying a "rough" knocker-downer in the 'burbs, builder/designer/snow boarder, Robbie Walker decided to renovate instead.
Torquay House by Robert Troup Architect & My Architect
An Urban Take on the Traditional Aussie Beach House in Torquay
As Torquay becomes increasingly cosmopolitan with more permanent residents architects are rethinking the traditional Aussie beach house.
Trentham House by Adam Kane Architects
Living and Alfresco Pavilion Captures the Sun and Connects the Garden
A new living pavilion built from concrete blocks and with large windows facing the sun contrasts with the original weatherboard home.
My House (The Mental Health House) by Austin Maynard Architects
Can Your Home Help to Prevent (or Even Cure) Mental Health Problems?
This architect used the renovation of his home to improve his mental health and immunise himself and his family for the future.
Court House by Peter Winkler Architects
A Courtyard Connects Living and Sleeping Areas at this Beach House
Just a short walk from the beach and surrounded by Moona trees, a central courtyard is the link between this home and the landscape.
Casa de Gatos by WOWOWA Architecture
Crazy About Cats? We May Have Found Your Perfect Inner-City Abode...
If fur-babies, travel, colour and fun are ticking some mental boxes for you, you'll love Casa de Gatos (or 'House of Cats' in Spanish).
Frame Terrace by mcmahon and nerlich
New Spaces Sit Above and Behind this Existing Heritage Building
Careful to leave much of this heritage building intact, the architects have created new spaces above and behind the existing home.
Burnley Renovation by DX Architects
This Reno Feels Light and Bright Despite Being Hemmed in on All Sides
If your neighbours are too close for comfort, focus on natural light. Your home will feel spacious and you'll forget they're there...
Irwin by MSG Architecture
A White Box is 'Plugged' Into the Side of This Existing Home
A breakout area and new master bedroom within a self-contained white box give this Fremantle home more flexibility and room to breathe.
Elgin Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio
Simple Tricks Give This Compact Home the Illusion of Spaciousness
Your home doesn't need to be physically big to feel spacious. There are a few tricks to make your home feel larger than life.
Murray by Foomann Architects
This Elsternwick Home Delights on a Narrow, Tightly Constrained Block
In a suburb of houses three times its size this home makes the most of its narrow block and compact size by capturing views of the sky.
Like Living in the '70s by Steffen Welsch Architects
Modernist 1970s Home Addresses its Shortcomings For 21st Century Life
A home rich with character is updated to improve comfort, privacy and connection to the landscape without losing its vintage feel.
Blackburn Villa by Inbetween Architecture
Is it Time to Ditch the Formal Dining and Prioritise Living?
This professional couple felt constrained by an outdated floor plan that sacrificed living areas for circulation and formal dining...
Tent House by Sparks Architects
A Unique Family Home Covered Entirely By a Tent Structure
Tucked away in Noosa's bushy hinterland is a tent house - a place that gives the sense of permanent camping without sacrifice...
Urban Cottage by CoLab Architecture
This Charming Home Is Inspired by Early Colonial Workers' Cottages
Dubbed the Urban Cottage, this modern take on a workers' cottage feels fresh and contemporary in-spite of its early colonial roots.
Skylight Terrace by Josephine Hurley Architecture
Subterranean Living Space Transformed by a Huge Skylight
With low ceilings and only the rear of this living area above ground level, this terrace needed something big to feel like a home...
Dark Horse by Architecture Architecture
In a Neighbourhood of Workers' Cottages, There's One Dark Horse
Black sheep. Odd one out. Dark horse. Whatever you want to call it, there's something different about this home - and we love it!
Sampson House by Source Architects
North Facing Living Spaces Provide Space and Light to This Home
This 1920s home was transformed by an extension that refocusses living areas and a master retreat on a new north-facing courtyard.
Avalon Beach Apartment_G by Studio Benicio
1970s Apartment Update for a Professional Couple and Their Bulldog
By opening up to kitchen to the living area and creating a better connection to the deck, this apartment makes better use of its space.
Shadow Cottage Daylesford by MRTN Architects
Daylesford Cottage Updated with Sensitive, Japanese-Inspired Addition
With the option to demolish and start from scratch, MRTN Architects instead create a sensitive addition to this Victorian cottage.
Ethel by Lisa Cummins Architect
What Surprises Are Hiding Behind This Humble Victorian-Era Facade?
'Ethel' has a number of delightful surprises up her sleeve, proving there's more to this humble Victorian home than she lets on...
Mudjimba by Chris Klar Architects
A Tropical Home for a Couple to Sit Back and Enjoy the Bush Setting
A home near Noosa is designed for the area's sub-tropical climate and to maximise the owner's enjoyment of the bush setting.
Hawthorn Studio by Habitech Systems
New Studio Builds Future Flexibility Into This Hawthorn Home
A studio connected to the main house by a decked walkway creates maximum flexibility (and reduces renovation stress) for this family.
Jindalee Outlook House by Trace Studio
1970s Home Opens Up Front and Back to Connect Indoors and Outdoors
A series of small additions left this home's living areas dark and detached from the garden, but Trace Studio have changed all that.
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