Houses, December 2010

Houses, December 2010


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


Mosman residence (2006): A clear expression of old and new.
People | John de Manincor | 1 Dec 2010

Profile: Melocco & Moore

The suite of residential projects by Melocco and Moore demonstrates clean planning and clever solutions.

Moooi Random suspension light.
Discussion | 1 Dec 2010

Material Palette: Melocco & Moore

The clear planning, fresh colours and open volumes seen in the work of Melocco and Moore.


The Spacecraft studio.
People | Tai Snaith | 1 Dec 2010


A Melbourne-based company with an ever-changing selection of hand-screen-printed designs.

The Andrea sofa, Charles Wilson’s first design for King Furniture.
People | Hande Renshaw | 1 Dec 2010

Studio: Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson’s collaboration with King Furniture.


Recycled materials
Discussion | Tobias Horrocks | 1 Dec 2010

Recycled materials

The embodied energy savings of using recycled materials are invaluable.

Fitzroy Terrace
Projects | David Welsh | 1 Dec 2010

Fitzroy Terrace

Fitzroy Terrace is a Georgian terrace row in Sydney, built c.1845, attributed to architect James Hume.


The clean lines of the new extension are complemented by a recycled brick wall, at the junction between old and new.
Projects | Marcus Baumgart | 1 Dec 2010

Christian Residence

Responding to the clients’ defined intentions, this home is a clean, simple extension that carefully delineates old and new.

Living spaces open directly to the garden platform, an attentive audience to an eighty-year-old poinciana tree with the river behind it.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 1 Dec 2010

Arbour House

Reticence and elegant restraint allow this home on the Brisbane River to make the most of a wonderful riparian and heritage setting.

The glass appears to wrap up and around the living spaces.
Projects | Mark Scruby | 1 Dec 2010

The Urban Shed

A Melbourne weatherboard bungalow with an intriguing extension by Multiplicity.

The spare horizontal profile of the street facade of this “camping house.”
Projects | Sheona Thomson | 1 Dec 2010

Cabarita House

The suburban house is gently turned inside out to experience a monumental relationship with earth, sky and the rhythms of daily life.

The white, rectilinear addition to the rear seamlessly abuts the existing house.
Projects | Jane Lawrence | 1 Dec 2010

North Adelaide Residence

A traditional Victorian villa in North Adelaide has been elegantly extended and renovated.

Embracing the natural surrounds, the two arms of the house give privacy while remaining open to the elements.
Projects | Mary Temelovski | 1 Dec 2010

Lighthouse Beach Residence

The form of this family home twists and turns to embrace every contour of the landscape.

The main living zones face the ideal northern aspect, with sliding walls and doors opening to an outdoor living garden shaded by perforated adjustable screens.

Yan Lane Duplex

Making use of a leftover urban space in the backstreets of Richmond, Justin Mallia has created an elegant duplex.

The street elevation appears as a single level.
Projects | Peter Salhani | 1 Dec 2010

Narrabeen House

Making the most of lagoon views and abundant sunlight, this family home successfully connects with its natural surroundings.

The 1970s pitched- roof modernism of the original house has been retained but made appropriate for today’s lifestyle needs.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 1 Dec 2010

Glen Waverley Renovation

Retaining the original feel of the 1970s pitched-roof modernism characterizing this house in Glen Waverley was important.

The grassed courtyard on the residential level of the factory.
Projects | Marcus Baumgart | 1 Dec 2010

Sunrise Confectioners Factory

A former factory forms the shell of this residence, housed above a boutique office space.


The study on the upper level daringly cantilevers out from the main volume of the house.
Projects | Peter Tonkin | 1 Dec 2010

Baronda House

The progressive, structuralist form of this house built in 1968 was literally grown from its site, using timber from the land.