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Brickface by Austin Maynard Architects
The Newest House on the Street Looks Like It Could Be the Oldest
Thanks to recycled brick, this new studio looks like it could be the oldest building in this Richmond laneway.
Hemp House by Steffen Welsch Architects
Turns Out Hemp Is Useful for More Than Rope and Yoga Pants
Built from rammed earth, timber and hempcrete, this home is a healthy and environmentally sensitive space for three generations.
Empire House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects
A Home Designed to Get Better With Age, Just Like Its Retiree Owners
Precast concrete and timber combine to create a low-maintenance home that will get better with age.
Rathmines by MRTN Architects
Take a Look at the Kitchen of This Renowned Chef and Restaurateur
The kitchen is the heart of Chef and Restaurateur, Scott Pickett's home, making it the perfect place to entertain friends and family.
Staley Apartment by Jos Tan Architects
What Happens When Let Go of the Buy, Rent, Flip Mentality?
Creating a family home requires more than a coat of paint and some pretty cushions. It requires good design and long-term thinking.
Kingsville Residence by
A Modern Addition Tucked Under an Extension of the Original Roofline
By working with the original roofline of this Federation home, the designer created a light-filled and spacious addition.
Casa Crisp by buck&simple
How Can You Fit a Family of Six in 140 Square Metres?
This compact family home uses the power of the sun for heating and cooling, keeping a family of six happy and comfortable.
Toodyay Shack by A Workshop
This Country Shack Feels More Like a Tent or a Boat in the Landscape
Metaphors of sailing a yacht or camping out in a tent are conjured in this home on the banks of the Avon River.
Gresley Monk Residence by Gresley Abas Architects & Justine Monk Design
Architects Design an Economical Addition to Their 1950s Home
A new addition slides under the eaves of this home, complementing the 1950s original, but reflecting the changing needs of Australians.
House Au Yeung by Tribe Studio
A Quirky Renovation Beautifully Reinterprets this 1930s Bungalow
Inspired by the whimsical flourishes of the original 1930s home this renovation reinterprets brick sunbursts and Tudor detailing.
Allen Key House by Architect Prineas
Meet the Modular Home Design Inspired by a Piece of IKEA Furniture
With a grid system and the flexibility to adapt to various sites and needs, Allen Key House is the 'Billy' of the housing world.
Doll's House by Day Bukh Architects
Don't Be Fooled By The Classic Gabled Exterior, This is a Fun Home
This home manages to be thoroughly modern while mimicking the classic gabled form of children's drawings and doll's houses.
Datum House by FIGR Architecture and Design
A Contemporary House Puts A Modern Spin on Its Neighbourhood
Datum House uses the scale and proportions of its neighbours as the starting point for a modern and light-filled home.
Henry Street House by Eugene Cheah Architecture
This Renovation Turns the Traditional Terrace Layout on its Head
Where a traditional terrace is dark and cellular this renovation finds light and open space, creating an addition of contrasts.
Arrow Studio by Nervegna Reed Architecture
Has a Piece of Space Junk Landed in This Backyard?
Clad in shiny galvanised steel with arrow-like ends, this budget studio looks almost otherworldly in its country Victorian backyard.
Mindalong House by A Workshop
A Modern Australian Home Nestles Into Stunning Natural Landscape
A combination of bricks, timber, corrugated iron and translucent sheeting help this home complement its semi-rural landscape.
Taringa Treehouse by Phorm Architecture and Design
Taringa Treehouse: An Unorthodox Addition at the Bottom of the Garden
A delightfully fun, cubby-like folly at the bottom of the garden provides extra space and encourages the full use of the garden.
Casa Famiglia by BOARCH
Casa Famiglia Updates a Home with Generations of Memories
How does an architect update and extend a home that's been in the family for years? Without whitewashing the history and memories?
Brunswick Cottage by EM Architects
A Compact Home Was Made Even Smaller but the Outcome is Extraordinary
This compact home was made even smaller yet better, proving the amount of space you have is less important than how you use it...
Villa Unit Reinvigorate by SWG Studio
Removing Internal Walls Gives This Home a Modern Open-Plan Vibe
By removing the internal walls of this unit and incorporating plenty of built-in joinery, it feels more spacious and modern.
Lt Collins Apartment by de.arch
This Fun-Filled Apartment Renovation Has a Rock Climbing Wall
Armed with a fun and adventurous brief, the architects of this apartment reno created a family home with surprises around every corner.
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.
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