A Japanese–Australian collaboration between Tato Architects and Phorm Architecture and Design has resulted in an unusual hybrid of contemporary Japanese design and the local Queensland vernacular.
The spirit and character of a modest postwar bungalow have been retained and celebrated by its architect-owner, who has reconnected the home to its backyard.
James Russell Architect has employed complex layers of enclosure and transparency in the design of this home, inviting comparison with breezeblock houses of the Gold Coast of the past.
Responding to a brief that included the request, “I don’t want to be an architectural victim,” Michael Banney and Michael Christensen used a healthy mix of self-doubt, excitement and earnestness to create Hamilton House, one of their first projects.
Designed in 1974, this climate-responsive, twelve-sided home in the Brisbane bush combines a sophisticated design concept with a structural system of exceptional economy.
Designed according to the philosophy that “less is more,” this layered family home by People Oriented Design offers an engaging contribution to the conversation about twenty-first-century Queensland architecture.
Reddog Architects has peeled back a 1980s home and reprogrammed it into an interconnected “collection of pods” that respond to the subtropical climate.
A “nearly derelict squat” has been transformed into a labyrinthian dwelling that celebrates the work of an artist who once called the site home.
A striking pavilion duo by Sparks Architects that encourages a connection with the landscape while referencing the heritages of the owners.
An interesting model for alterations and additions to a Queenslander home: Camp Hill Extension by Neilsen Workshop and Morgan Jenkins Architecture.
Jule House by Claire Humphreys and Kevin O’Brien Architects delicately references a family’s past while offering a setting for contemporary living.
This new house by Vokes and Peters employs traditional architectural motifs in unconventional ways, all the while responding to its site, street and city.
To meet the brief, which included housing five cars, Shaun Lockyer Architects used a relatively simple construction of brick, steel sheeting and fibre cement and then “lifted up” a level, offering tremendous views.
Stephen de Jersey Architect has extended the spatial and material characteristics of an old Queenslander to result in a striking yet respectful addition with delightful settings for everyday living.
This home, shaped like two tubes with solid sides that funnel the air through, demonstrates fresh approaches to working with a heritage site.
This architect and designer duo transformed their dark box of a Queenslander into a garden-centric, light-filled house where views abound.
A cleverly orchestrated sequence creates a division between the public and private spaces in this new home, with a set of integrated garden pockets catering to various family activities.
Taking cues from existing trees on site, this renovation and extension to a Queenslander by Marc and Co Architects opens up and embraces a delightful backyard setting.
This new infill house in Brisbane’s New Farm by O’Neill Architecture balances openness with privacy to create a clever and inviting inner-suburban sanctuary.
This new home by Teeland Architects has a sensitive connection to its hinterland hillside setting and, over time, it is intended to quietly disappear into the landscape.
Set within a luscious tropical landscape, this new house by Charles Wright Architects negotiates issues of privacy and preservation of sightlines to make sure everyone can enjoy the undeniably spectacular coastal view.
A careful but confident transformation of a tiny worker’s cottage into a contemporary family home by Vokes and Peters.
BVN makes a memorable statement about sustainability and re-use in a renovated and extended postwar house in Brisbane.
A generous family home by ME made from equal helpings of inventiveness and restraint.
M3 Architecture’s design for this holiday retreat wisely defers to its dense surroundings on the northern Queensland coast.
A new house by Shane Thompson Architects embraces its bush setting to create the quality of “rural homeliness.”
DM2 Architecture adds a new pavilion to the rear of a humble cottage in Brisbane that embraces a historical significant hoop pine.
Immersed in a luscious rainforest, this home by Jesse Bennett Architect is a precious, handcrafted object that embraces the tropical climate and is a delight to inhabit.
A new “deck” extension to a nineteenth-century house, by Nielsen Workshop and Morgan Jenkins Architecture channels the elements of earth, air, fire and water.
The first stage of a series of architectural interventions to a Spanish Mission-style house in Brisbane by Twohill and James.