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Collingwood Compact by
An Eco-friendly Upgrade Transforms this Inner-City Home
Considering an eco-friendly upgrade to your home? Look no further for inspiration than Collingwood Compact.
Albert Park House by Chiverton Architects
A Home With a Sentimental History is Sensitively Renovated
'This house was purchased by Kasimiersz and Lucia in 1955', reads a plaque on the wall. One of the ways this home remembers its past...
Albert Park Terrace by Dan Webster Architecture
A Tight Site and Heritage Controls; Dealing With All the Constraints
Sometimes the constraints that can make a project more difficult end up creating something unique and wonderful.
SSK Residence by Davidov Partners Architects
Architects Use Renovation as an Opportunity to Chase the Sun
Transforming a dark Californian Bungalow into a sun and fun-loving family home with some clever renovation ideas.
House 28 by Studio Edwards
Shipping Container House Floats Among the Trees with Ocean Views
We're all a little bit obsessed with shipping container houses. You'll understand why once you take a look at this home...
Peka Peka House by Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects
A Sheltered Courtyard Protects From This Exposed Location
At the top of the hill overlooking Peka Peka Beach, this location could be hostile, but this home has a few tricks up its sleeve...
Tent House by Chris Tate Architecture
Tent House Challenges the Expectations of What a Weekend House Can Be
A retreat built by the architect and a group of architecture students is a hands-on, experimental process from design to construction.
The Wairarapa Haybarn by First Light Studio
A Home for Retired Musicians Has a Concert Hall-inspired Living Space
A shared love of music inspired this accessible, environmental and acoustically-conscious home for a retired couple.
Back Country House by LTD Architectural Design Studio
A Home Built Around Connection With Each Other and the Landscape
With open-plan living and shared sleeping areas all opening onto the outdoors, this is a home to connect with nature and each other.
Boya House by Maarch Architecture
A New Glass Box Protrudes to Transport this Family into the Landscape
Breaking out of the old, brown-brick home, this new glass box for living is surrounded by birdlife and the sounds of insects at dusk.
House Frances by Those Architects
This Sydney Home Turns the Traditional Aussie House on its Side
A typical Australian home uses the full width of the block and puts a garden in front and out the back; this home is far from typical.
Durimbul by MGAO
A New Breed of Bushfire Resistant Homes are Sprouting in Wye River
After the bushfire of 2015, Wye River slowly rebuilds. Let's hope all the new homes are as beautiful and sympathetic as this one...
Light Saw House by Zen Architects
No More Living in Darkness; This Saw Tooth Roof Brings the Light
Even if you're stuck with a south-facing backyard overshadowed by your own house, there's no need to dwell in darkness.
Brunswick House by Chan Architecture
How to Create a Modern, Flexible and Bright Space on a Narrow Block
Renovating an older, inner-city home comes with a peculiar set of challenges - how to make it seem bright and spacious when it's not.
Crisp House by Robert Nichol & Sons
Heritage Homes Are Romantic, but They're a Challenge to Renovate
An architect wrestles with the romance of renovating a historic home and the challenge of meeting planning and regulatory requirements.
Lighthouse by Room 11
A Courtyard for Outdoor Living Helps a Hobart Family to Downsize
Blessed with a large block in a good area, this family decided to downsize in the backyard, in spite of the constraints.
Garage House by Foomann Architects
A Home That Explores Communal Living for Adults
This flexible new home built behind the existing is accessible by rear laneway; it could be used as a garage, studio or living space.
Port Melbourne House by Pandolfini Architects
Narrow Terrace Hides Several Space-defying Surprises
A double-height space. An internal courtyard. A huge skylight. All tricks to create a sense of space hidden behind a narrow terrace.
Gable House by Sheri Haby Architects
Twin Gables, Rather Than Extra Floor Area, Give the Illusion of Space
The rear of this home is redesigned to give an air of spaciousness, with an internal reconfiguration and the addition of two gables.
Beyond House by Ben Callery Architects
What to Do When You Outgrow Your House but Love Your Neighbourhood?
Craving more space (and sun) and considering a move? Are you really better off uprooting your family and moving somewhere new?
Studio House by Zen Architects
A Flexible, Multi-purpose Studio That Requires Very Little Land
By designing a separate, self-contained studio, this family have gained the extra space they need now and flexibility into the future.
Joyful House by Mihaly Slocombe
This Joyful House Brings in Light and Opens Onto the Garden
A family of five create a joyful home with a series of open, colourful and light-filled spaces for their energetic young family.
Light Corridor House by FIGR Architecture and Design
There Is an Abundance of Light at the End of This Quirky Tunnel
A dark tunnel transforms into a bright, open space at this Cremorne terrace which celebrates the transition from old to new.
Riverwalk by Irons McDuff Architecture
Modern Timber Beach House Still Achieves Bushfire and Energy Ratings
Clever thinking achieves a simple timber beach house the client desired while still meeting bushfire and energy efficiency regulations.
Northcote House by Winwood Mckenzie Architecture
Some Simple Modifications Transform This Unrenovated Family Home
Simple, yet intelligent changes, which reference to the home's post-war cream brick heritage create a period drama of a difference.
Bluestone Terrace Pavilion by
A Sunny Glass Box Helps This Bluestone Cottage Connect to the Garden
Owned by a landscape gardener, this 1880s bluestone cottage is now connected to the garden and full of natural light and sea breezes.
Thornbury House by Bent Architecture
A Distorted Roofline Conceals a Surreptitious Second Storey
In a street of single-storey timber houses, this playful new home reinterprets its neighbours so it feels at home in the street.
Project Franklinford by Modscape
An Off-Grid, Sustainable House in the Victorian Central Highlands
Sitting sympathetically in an open paddock, this off-grid house captures views without compromising on environmental performance.
Garden Wall House by Sarah Kahn Architect
A Recycled Brick Garden Wall Creates an Inner-City Sanctuary
By dividing a complicated inner-city block into a patchwork, a new home sits comfortably between heritage buildings and gritty laneway.
Playtime by Guild Architects
A Fun-Filled Addition Peaks Above This Californian Bungalow
It's Playtime in this fun-filled extension with secret hatches, a bridge, sloped walls and an aquarium of curious creatures.
Curtain Cottage by Apparte Studio
This Is How You Transform a Tight and Dingy Terrace Without Extending
An architect, a builder, and a joiner walk into a dark and dingy terrace...
Mexican Swiss Chalet - Malmsbury House by Perversi-Brooks Architects
A Mexican-inspired Swiss Chalet in the Australian Bush... What?!
The architectural equivalent of a lamington made with Swiss cheese and dusted with paprika sounds like a recipe for disaster, but is it?
Nest House by Zen Architects
A Cozy, Nest-Like Mezzanine Studio Floats Above This Living Space
To unite all living spaces without creating one large space, a unique nest-like studio sits above the living area in this reno.
374 Hamilton by Bourne Blue Architecture
A Roofed Deck Provides Functional Outdoor Living Space
This heritage home has been renovated with new living spaces. A covered outdoor space ties all these new spaces together.
Rhythm House by Delia Teschendorff Architecture
Rhythm House: A Home Designed for a Family of Musicians
This extension provides new living areas, a specialised sound recording space and performance area for a family of musicians.
North Street House by
Creative Entrepreneur Builds Home to Balance Design and Affordability
Experimenting with ideas of affordability without sacrificing liveability, North Street House is the perfect home for a young couple.
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