David Mitchell Architects reworks his own inner-Sydney worker’s terrace to create a light-filled home and studio that offers a “site-specific theatre performance.”
McGregor Westlake Architecture has responded with vigour to a challenging site in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo, creating a quiet and robust retreat from the cacophony of the city.
A compact, but generous home wrapped in cladding salvaged from the small Victorian cottage that was originally on the site.
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.
A flexible home with a diversity of spatial moods and experiences: Canada Bay House.
An interesting model for alterations and additions to a Queenslander home: Camp Hill Extension by Neilsen Workshop and Morgan Jenkins Architecture.
This early 1970s structure holds a commanding presence on its sloped site, demonstrating skilful choreography of the experience of arrival and considered layering of horizontal and vertical planes.
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.
A home by Troppo Architects that’s “always forest, always beach, always lighthouse.”
Jule House by Claire Humphreys and Kevin O’Brien Architects delicately references a family’s past while offering a setting for contemporary living.
This flexible family home, the practice’s first built project, accommodates two households in one and delivers a series of seductive architectural volumes.
Designed as a country retreat, this environmentally sustainable home is a curious fusion of a vernacular barn-like aesthetic and a modern architectural language.
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.
An interplay between “sensual curve and straight edge” gives spatial drama and delight to this addition to a Federation home by Christopher Polly Architect.
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.
Chenchow Little create a deceptively simple yet skilfully crafted apartment in Sydney for a couple of downsizers with an extensive art collection.
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.
This home, shaped like two tubes with solid sides that funnel the air through, demonstrates fresh approaches to working with a heritage site.
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.
Overlooking Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, this new house consists of five levels that can be used together as one home or as two separate dwellings as required.
Light and bright inside but with a darker, more dramatic exterior, this timber-clad extension to a late-nineteenth-century home blends contemporary design with a historical context.
This architect and designer duo transformed their dark box of a Queenslander into a garden-centric, light-filled house where views abound.
Coy Yiontis creates a steeply pitched contemporary home for a mature couple to enjoy into their retirement.
A Sydney terrace house has been transformed into a “fortress of solitude,” a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.