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.
Two new towers by Candalepas Associates, the hotel QT Melbourne on Russell Street and the AHL Headquarters on George Street in Sydney, complement the existing fabric of the city with compositional finesse.
Robust, tactile and honest, the design of this new house responds instinctively to its setting, celebrating the human experience and artisanal values.
This “1970s Japanese spaceship” home, designed with both playfulness and pragmatism, transports inhabitants to another space and time.
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.
Inspired by the Memphis Group, architect Adriana Hanna uses playful colour and sharp shapes to create a Melbourne hair salon that’s a cut above the rest.
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.
Bates Smart has rethought the conventional workplace in its design of an office for an architectural physicist in Melbourne’s CBD.
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.
Finding inspiration from constraint, Powell and Glenn has taken a modest budget and turned the Melbourne offices of creative agency Clemenger BBDO into a perfect integration of stillness and energy.
At the base of the new Australian Taxation Office building in Melbourne’s Box Hill, this new cafe by We Are Huntly plays on the concept of “penny dropping.”
Tandem Design Studio has given sheepskin company Yellow Earth’s flagship store at Emporium Melbourne an expressive and tactile “shop window.”
A compact, but generous home wrapped in cladding salvaged from the small Victorian cottage that was originally on the site.
Designed by Brahman Perera with Jason M. Jones, Second Home is an elegant and serene cafe located in an Alistair Knox-designed warehouse in Melbourne’s leafy outer suburbs.
A pair of pavilions come together to create a family home that considers privacy, thermal comfort and spatial delight.
Architects EAT co-director Albert Mo reflects on the practice’s first residential project, which transformed a rundown house that “no-one wanted.”
Featuring crisp geometry, simple spatial arrangements and rigorous detailing, this lean timber-clad home was designed by Noxon Giffen for sustainability, comfort and a strong connection to the landscape.
The Fat Duck’s time in Melbourne may be over but Bates Smart has transformed the space into Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, a permanent restaurant at Crown Melbourne inspired by historic British gastronomy.
This flexible family home, the practice’s first built project, accommodates two households in one and delivers a series of seductive architectural volumes.
Designed by Architectus, the Mandeville Centre at Melbourne school Loreto Mandeville Hall is an “affirmation of architectural credentials,” the building providing an appropriate counterpoint to its heritage setting and maximizing potential for learning interactions.
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.
March Studio’s design for souvlaki restaurant Jimmy Grants Richmond is “a psychedelic reinterpretation of the suburban Australian home.”
John Wardle Architects’ design for the National Gallery of Victoria’s inaugural Summer Architecture Commission nods to Melbourne’s modernist past, while also speaking to the new and emerging.
In Melbourne, Architects EAT has converted a shopping centre tenancy into a spot for destination dining that offers a two-sided experience.
Designed in 1955 by Chancellor & Patrick for Gerald and Ellen McCraith as a holiday house, this home captures the optimism of Australian beach culture at the time.
Ola Studio take cues, but not directly, from the existing 1880s home to create Garth House.