Houses, August 2010

Houses, August 2010


The best contemporary residential architecture, with inspirational ideas from leading architects and designers.


Architect David Boyle at his studio.
People | Natalie Ward | 3 Jan 2013

Profile: David Boyle Architect

From his NSW Central Coast studio, David Boyle Architect designs playful, individual houses that celebrate domestic life.

Aneeta windows in the Albury Residence.
Discussion | 3 Jan 2013

Material palette: David Boyle Architect

A shed-shack material sensibility with a craftsman’s eye for detail.


Discussion | 1 Aug 2010


The latest addition to Taschen’s Basic Architecture Series, which profiles a selection of architectural greats.

Limited Edition: Prototypes, One-Offs and Design Art Furniture
Discussion | 1 Aug 2010

Limited Edition: Prototypes, One-Offs and Design Art Furniture

In a world of standardized commodities, the demand for unique pieces of designer furniture is steadily increasing

Interiors Now
Discussion | 1 Aug 2010

Interiors Now

The first in a series on contemporary interiors in various cultures around the world.


The living room, between verandah and courtyard, is cross-ventilated and naturally lit. Operable clerestory windows expel the hot air.
Discussion | Tone Wheeler and Jan O'Connor | 8 Jan 2013

Sustainable Courtyard House

A case study in sustainable design and sustainable living: Environa Studio’s Courtyard House.


The pavilion is elevated off the ground plane on concrete fins.
Projects | Lucy Moloney | 20 Feb 2013

Foxground Valley House

A retreat by Fergus Scott Architects on the New South Wales south coast.

The southern wall is lined with a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf that matches the kitchen joinery.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 29 Sep 2011

Cubby House

This renovation of a small, one-bedroom apartment by Ben Edwards and Juliet Moore in Fitzroy makes living fun.

The house is composed of a series of framed views.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 28 Feb 2013

Bardon House

James Russell Architect negotiates a steep Brisbane site with a pleasing journey from roadside to gully.

The extension wraps around a north-facing garden court.
Projects | Judith Abell | 23 Jan 2013

Dual Court House

A small house extension by BLOXAS injects architectural delight into a standard brick home.

A wall of polycarbonate sheeting connects the old and new parts.
Projects | Jenna Reed Burns | 1 Feb 2013

Surf Beach House

Peter Maddison makes a small design grander with a spirited new pavilion added to a house he designed in 1995.

The crafted interiors celebrate stone and timber.
Projects | Peter Salhani | 21 Jan 2013

Maddie’s House

Recreated by MGS Architects, a Sydney terrace house takes full advantage of natural light and distilled views.

The north-eastern perimeter of the building is lined with decking.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 14 Feb 2013

Smokey Town Residence

An unorthodox yet monumental house by Judd Lysenko Marshall Architects stands proudly in a clearing of the scrub in the Victorian goldfields.

A photograph by the owner’s father is enlarged and printed onto glass.
Projects | Jenna Reed Burns | 1 Aug 2010

The Savannah House

BG Architecture makes a literal connection between the interior and exterior landscaping in a 1920s bungalow.

The front door was moved from the front to the side of the house.
Projects | Mark Scruby | 6 Feb 2013

Hampton House

A Melbourne house refashioned by Kennedy Nolan Architects with Arts and Crafts elements.

The sculptural addition to the rear is clearly new.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 22 Jan 2013

Balmoral Residence

A sculptural addition by Kieron Gait Architects brings a sense of playfulness to a humble Brisbane abode.

Bundeena Garden
Projects | Tempe MacGowan | 31 Jan 2013

Bundeena Garden

With a series of careful interventions, 360°Landscape Architects sculpts a journey alongside a Sydney house.


Designer Jon Goulder.
People | Lynn Churchill and Peter Salhani | 15 Jun 2011

Studio: Jon Goulder

Curated by Form, 11.12 is the first solo exhibition by Jon Goulder. Exquisite craftmanship is demonstrated in this range of limited edition pieces.


A courtyard shielded from the road by a brick wall.
Projects | Martyn Hook | 1 Aug 2010

Lyon Housemuseum

Challenging the assumption that the home is a private entity, Lyons combines public museum and private house.


The roof planes float free of the room enclosures.
Projects | Sheona Thomson | 31 Jan 2013

Thrupp & Summers House (1987) revisited

An Alvar Aalto-inspired home in Queensland by Clare Design.


Elevated above the Vitra Campus in Germany, the building form is made up of a series of stacked, long, gabled roof telescopes.
The World | Nicole Stock | 4 Jan 2013

VitraHaus, Basel

A curious showcase by Herzog and de Meuron, for the Vitra residential furniture collection in Germany.