This highly crafted addition to an Edwardian home retains the existing building’s dignified formality while offering robust new spaces for celebrating contemporary family life.
This “open and transparent” addition is tucked neatly behind a weatherboard house, taking inspiration from the client’s love of modernism and fond memories of growing up in a Merchant Builders home.
This converted warehouse project responds to increasing housing density with quality spatial thinking. The design of the townhouse insertions respects the original structure’s heritage while adding a new layer of function and detail.
A modest extension for his in-laws provided Paul Porjazoski of Bent Architecture with a springboard from which to launch his practice.
Showing restraint and simplicity, a new home by Powell and Glenn is animated by the changing light and shade.
Maria Danos Architecture has transformed a graphic design studio space into a moody and textural one-bedroom apartment.
A subtle arrangement of garden courtyards creates an oasis of greenery at the Courtyard House by Figr Architecture.
A terrace house renovation by Adrian Amore Architects with a stair that functions as much more than just vertical circulation.
Behind a rebuilt heritage facade, this home by Ha offers ample daylight and a rewarding journey of spaces, from a clever sunken living area to a rooftop terrace with city views.
Bold “monumental geometry,” a muted palette and the integration of indoor and outdoor spaces have revitalized an old orange brick home in this addition by Kennedy Nolan.
Set alongside a train line, this new house makes the most of its challenging setting to create a private and secure place of retreat for its owners.
A compact, but generous home wrapped in cladding salvaged from the small Victorian cottage that was originally on the site.
Architects EAT co-director Albert Mo reflects on the practice’s first residential project, which transformed a rundown house that “no-one wanted.”
This flexible family home, the practice’s first built project, accommodates two households in one and delivers a series of seductive architectural volumes.
Four new halls of residence, by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, McBride Charles Ryan, and Hayball and Richard Middleton Architects, are shaping the urban environment of the Clayton campus and fostering a sense of community.
Ola Studio take cues, but not directly, from the existing 1880s home to create Garth House.
Renovations have breathed new life into a Californian bungalow, stitching it into the garden, while respecting the character of the much-loved existing dwelling.
Adapting an inner-city site for a young family with a steady stream of interstate guests called for a standalone addition that accommodates a plethora of different activities.
With a compelling ten-metre-long, red brick hallway that offers far more than circulation space, this extension to a Victorian terrace shows just how much can be achieved with a small footprint.
Architecture Architecture’s extension of a Californian bungalow in Melbourne creates a harmonious dialogue between old and new while fostering social engagement.
The clever screening techniques used by Rob Kennon Architects in the creation of these non-identical twin houses allow the residents to peek out at the street while maintaining private oases within.
Mim Design creates a rich and textured interior inside a town planning-approved building envelope designed by Clarke Hopkins Clarke.
Freadman White creates a bold extension to a 1930 home that brings a harmonious union between old and new.
The tough exterior of this new house by Delia Teschendorff Architecture gives way to a “soft centre,” protected from the hustle and bustle of a busy West Brunswick street.
A home designed by Graeme Gunn and built in 1967 for John Ridge, one of the founding directors of Merchant Builders.
Made of timber, stone and steel, and topped with concrete, this rectilinear house by Matt Gibson Architecture and Design is the result of exceptional integration and interaction between layers.
With an engaging and enigmatic exterior, Jackson Clements Burrows sought to reconsider and redefine the ways in which this new house in Melbourne’s South Yarra might challenge existing street facade.
The facade of ARM Architecture’s “Portrait” apartment tower in Melbourne is a worthy civic-minded gesture but, behind it, a dehumanizing financial logic is at play.
Allan Powell’s distinctive St Kilda home, that “reveals a Palladian strand in its lineage … a structure designed to host parties.”
Architecture Architecture creates an extension to an early-twentieth-century cottage with a series of interlocking spaces that weave together interior and exterior spaces, and old and new, alike.