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Studio Garage by Krisna Cheung Architects
A Translucent Studio Creates a Soft Backdrop for an Inner City Yard
A garage and studio with seperate access from the laneway is a flexible and sensitive space at the rear of this inner-city terrace.
Waverley House by Sam Crawford Architects
Could You Live Overseas During the Construction of Your Home?
With a good architect, much of the stress of building can be alleviated. This home was renovated while the owners were overseas!
John & Kathleen's by Irons McDuff Architecture
Clever Joinery and a Motto of Doing More With Less Is the Answer
Updates to this elegant, but out-of-touch 1940s home hark back to the era it was built - when houses were small but functional.
Samford Valley Small House by BAA House + BAA Studio
This Modern Tropical Home is a Granny Flat for a Hip Elderly Couple
A modern retreat for an elderly couple built on the family property - the perfect spot to enjoy retirement close to family.
White Shack by mishack
A Rural Retreat Fit for an '80s Pop Star and His Creative Family
Built for a family bursting with creative souls, this shack needed to be as stylish and as interesting as the people living in it.
Residence R by Open Studio Architecture
Proof Even the Slightest Alteration Can Have a Dramatic Impact
Small changes can make a huge difference to the comfort and practicality of a home. New windows and a pivot door transform this studio.
Clerestory House by Lai Cheong Brown
A Stunning Timber Lined Clerestory is the Centrepiece of This Reno
This renovated interwar house is now perfect home for a retired couple and adult family member plus a meeting place for nearby family.
Mt Duneed House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects
Rusty and Weathered, This Home Looks Like It Has Been Here Forever
Built from recycled timber and rusting steel, this Mt Duneed home already looks old, yet is built to last with little maintenance.
Mt Macedon House by Field Office Architecture
A Home On a Challenging Site is Designed to Resist Bushfire
Built on a challenging site with significant bushfire risk, this home enjoys amazing views over bushland in the Macedon Ranges.
Coogee House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
Turning Two Art Deco Duplex Apartments Into One Modern Family Home
'When Two Become One'. Not just a Spice Girls hit, also the story of transforming two duplex apartments into one cohesive family home.
Dorman House by Austin Maynard Architects
A Beautiful Old Beach Shack Retains Its Classic Charms
"There are too many beautiful old shacks being demolished, and Austin Maynard Architects won’t be part of it."
Park Street Residence by B.E Architecture
New Life for a Victorian-Era House Fit for Multi-Generational Living
Reimagining a heritage home to fulfil the modern needs of three generations of the one family, highlighting its layered history.
T+D Residence by buck&simple
Light Streams Into This Compact yet Versatile Open-Plan Living Area
Combining rich, raw materials and plenty of natural light, this compact living area feels larger and more luxurious than its footprint.
#thebarnTAS by workbylizandalex
Barn Conversion Does "As Much As Necessary, As Little As Possible"
This incredible barn conversion retains much of the original stone and timber work highlighted against new insertions where necessary.
Neumannhaus by ITN Architects
Backyard Extension Takes its Cues from Nearby Buildings and Garages
This light-filled extension has an industrial feel to it thanks to using the mix of nearby garages and light industry as inspiration.
House 33.2 by Grafika
There's a Fully Equipped House Tucked Into This Suburban Backyard
This striking house of contrasting black and white with touches of warming timber is exciting and dynamic in-spite of its compact size.
Black House by Austin Maynard Architects
"Hindsight; all the things I would have done as a new parent."
Apartment living for new parents is not very common in Australia. Can it be done, or is the siren call of the suburbs too strong?
Prefab Staff Accommodation by Modscape
Prefab-ulous Digs for a Couple of Jackaroos on This Malmsbury Farm
Staff quarters never looked so good. This prefab house is a modern and comfortable place to wind down after a long day on the farm.
Mornington Beach Houses by Habitech Systems
Beachside Homes Inspired by a Nearby Pier's Proportions and Detailing
These two homes are built on a pier structure that highlights their unique creek-side location near the Mornington foreshore.
Bronte House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
Turned Upside Down and Internal Walls Removed for a Sunnier Outlook
An internal renovation which opens up spaces and turns the house upside down to put living areas on the brighter, airier, upper floor.
House_B by Sandy Anghie Architect
A Courtyard Brings in Light, Breezes and Ensures a Garden Outlook
House_B is essentially a C-shape, wrapping around a central courtyard to maximise light and breezes to the home. That gets an A+ from us.
Clarke Shack by mishack
Holiday Shack Blends Mid Century Modern with Australian Rural Shed
Inspired by Mid-century design with a touch of Aussie shed, this stylish shack is the perfect combination of cool and practical.
Northcote Modular by Modscape
A Dramatically Modern Modular Home in Northcote
In contrast to the neighbouring weatherboard houses, this crisp, modern modular home makes a huge statement in this Melbourne street.
Park Cottage by Bryant Alsop
An Unexpectedly Colourful and Playful Addition to a Heritage Home
From the heritage facade you'd never expect to find this light-filled, colourful and playful home which spills into the backyard.
Brunswick Extension by ArchiBlox
A New Living Pod Creates a Central Courtyard at This Brunswick Home
Set well away from the original house, this new addition creates a central courtyard which all living areas wrap around.
Wilson Street House by Drawing Room Architecture
A New Study and Bedroom Pops up on Top of This Brunswick Home
An architect squeezes a new study and bedroom in the only available space on this tight Melbourne block - above the living area.
Hawthorn Solar Extension by Habitech Systems
New Solar Extension Designed to Power the Whole House
A rear extension takes advantage of a North-facing backyard to connect to the garden and generate electricity for the whole house.
Footscray Apartment by BoardGrove Architects
Footscray Apartment Renovated for More Flexibility and Light
An unorthodox, but clever, renovation creates a series of light-filled flexible living spaces and creates the illusion of space.
Brunswick Renovations by Maxa Design
Renovation Achieves an Energy Positive and Income Generating Home
A passive design and solar panels creates a comfortable house year-round which also generates income for this family.
Bramasole by Herbst Architects
This Home Is Grounded Into Its Site by Walls of Gabion Baskets
A home set in an expansive garden is divided and sheltered into quadrants by cross-shaped Gabion baskets, creating a variety of spaces.
Riverside Alterations and Additions by Lachlan Shepherd Architects
Clever Renovation Creates New Building Over Bones of the Original
Renovation uses half of the original roof structure to create a new raked roof and wraps the original fibro shack in new cladding.
Northcote House by Adam Dettrick Architects
Modern Family Home Designed with Flexibility and Adaptability in Mind
Designing a family home is challenging because the family's needs change as they grow, that's why you have to plan for change.
Rosebank Renovations by Renjie Teoh Architect
Relocating the Bathroom Transforms This Heritage Apartment
It can be costly, but moving the 'unmovable' like a bathroom or kitchen in your renovation could be the best decision you'll make.
Brunswick Californian by Jos Tan Architects
Internal Reconfiguration Ties Together the Layers of History
Brunswick Californian had already been extended, but connected poorly to the original. New internal works create a cohesive home.
New Farmhouse French Island by Lai Cheong Brown
This Off-Grid Prefab House Is Perfect for Beautiful but Isolated Site
To construct this off-grid home on Victoria's French Island, prefabricated modules had to be transported by barge to the isolated site.
Lean-to House by Warc Studio
Designing a Cost and Environmentally Effective Addition to a Home
Unlike many of the ubiquitous lean-to-style additions in the area, this modern lean-to transforms the original home.
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