Architecture Australia, January 2016

Architecture Australia, January 2016

Architecture Australia

Provocative, informative and engaging discussion of the best built works and the issues and events that matter.


Ivanhoe House by Kerstin Thompson Architects is composed of one continuous, highly varied space that allows the occupant to do a loop right around the house through shifts in privacy.
Discourse | Kerstin Thompson | 9 Jun 2016

Single house – no future?

A survey of Kerstin Thompson Architects’ house typologies conducted by the practice presents some design considerations for the single house of the future.


 The Wynnstay Road apartments seek to address some of the negatives of the typical “six-pack” walk-up flat, such as ill-considered orientation and facades.
Discourse | Debbie Ryan | 14 Sep 2016

Wynnstay Road

Debbie Ryan of McBride Charles Ryan reflects on the practice’s ambitious self-initiated apartment project in the inner Melbourne suburb of Prahran, fifteen years after its completion.

A land-to-water axis was established at Moreton Bay Houses through a sequence of courtyards that leads from street side to bay side – from the entry court to the central palm court and onward to the north garden.
Discourse | Brit Andresen | 14 Sep 2016

Moreton Bay Houses

Architect Brit Andresen reflects on her practice’s design for four dwellings within a shared territory in Moreton Bay, Queensland, completed in 2001.

The Kununurra Transitional Housing is part of a national project that assists in the transitioning of Indigenous families from state-owned housing to home ownership.
Discourse | Adrian Iredale | 14 Sep 2016

Kununurra Transitional Housing

Architect Adrian Iredale reflects on Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects’ transitional housing project, which encourages home ownership for Indigenous families in Kununurra, Western Australia.

More articles

Architecture Australia January/February 2016.
Archive | Cameron Bruhn | 29 Jan 2016

AA January/February 2016 preview

An introduction to the January/February 2016 issue of Architecture Australia.

The large original house on the Marrickville site has been divided down the middle to create two dwellings with separate entries (Lots 1 and 2).
Projects | Genevieve Lilley | 31 Mar 2016

Urban osmosis: Three Marrickville Houses

David Boyle Architect delivers harmonious triplets on a complex urban site, where once a single house stood.

The generously proportioned west-facing balconies offer extraordinary views across Fremantle port and the Indian Ocean, while also providing privacy and shade.
Projects | Marco Vittino | 6 Apr 2016

Modern trio: Terrace Houses in Fremantle

Combining playfulness, restrained minimalism and respect for the terrace house typology, Blane Brackenridge Architecture has created three “convincing” hillside dwellings in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Studios 54 is situated on a remnant site within an urban context, with an existing apartment building to its north and a laneway to its south.
Projects | Peter Smith | 11 May 2016

Prototype of fine-grain architecture: Studios 54

On a 126-square-metre site in suburban Sydney, Hill Thalis’s Studios 54 demonstrates how small sites can be used inventively to make the city richer and more diverse.

High density is often concentrated along main roads and local centres, preserving the majority of high-amenity land for low-density individual houses. Many opportunities exist for higher-density housing across the middle ring of suburbia.
Discourse | Philip Thalis | 30 Mar 2016

On the Architecture of Housing

Architect Philip Thalis explores the architecture of housing, as distinct from houses, and its contribution to the fabric of the city.

Casba was awarded the Best Mixed Use Building at the World Architecture Festival in 2015, demonstrating an appreciation for street life, the human-scale, homeliness and familiar “old-school” materials.
Projects | Olivia Hyde | 17 May 2016

Life above lifestyle: Casba

Billard Leece Partnership and SJB Architects’ mixed-use project offers Sydney a new model for balancing private comfort and civic neighbourliness.

The twin elliptical towers of Australia Towers make for an impressive sight, with alternating striations of glazed surfaces and bronze panels.
Projects | Peter John Cantrill | 12 May 2016

City life: Australia Towers

Bates Smart’s twin elliptical towers in Sydney’s Olympic Park present architecture as a positive force in city life.