Houses, June 2010

Houses, June 2010


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


Creation Baumann curtain fabric.
Discussion | 1 Mar 2012

Material palette: McBride Charles Ryan

The distinctive projects of McBride Charles Ryan are finished with an equally bold suite of materials.


Ando: Complete Works 1975–2010
Discussion | 1 Jun 2010

Ando: Complete Works 1975–2010

The work of renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando is something to be celebrated

21st Century Beach Houses
Discussion | 1 Jun 2010

21st Century Beach Houses

Beach houses are often the site of intensive design exploration. Over fifty beach houses from around the world are profiled.

Discussion | 1 Jun 2010


A set of projects that have all been designed around the use of one colour.


The Camp lounge and stools are derived from the idea of primitive luxury.
People | Margie Fraser | 1 Jun 2010

Owen & Vokes

Brisbane architecture practice Owen and Vokes deftly applies its inimitable aesthetic to a neat furniture collection for Small Australian Projects.

Yuta Badayala
People | Peter Davies | 1 Jun 2010

Yuta Badayala

Koskela’s collection of simple pendant lights wrapped in the light and intricately woven patterns of Arnhem Island tradition.


Main living spaces are oriented to the north to maximize solar access and connection with the surrounding landscape.
Discussion | Ben Callery and Erika Bartak | 1 Jun 2010

Brighton Compact Green House

Stars are the common language for sustainability these days, but don’t be fooled; a five-star house is not the same as a five-star movie. The …


The northern facade, in contrast to the southern, is light and delicate.
Projects | Jenna Reed Burns | 22 Dec 2011

Beached House

Two forms twist and collide as this holiday retreat by BKK Architects responds to the elements and welcomes the family.

A widened hall opens onto a sunlit courtyard and acts as a circulation spine.
Projects | Emily Wall | 10 Apr 2013

Hill End Eco House

Conrad Gargett Riddel recycled 80 percent of a timber cottage to create a sustainability exemplar.

Bifold doors open the living room to a loggia overlooking the harbour.
Projects | Adam Haddow | 1 Jun 2010

Point Piper House

Mark Pearse’s selective editing of a 1980s Sydney home is a sophisticated and subtle response to hillside and harbour.

A three-level pod provides an elegant focal point from the street.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 1 Jun 2010

The Lighthouse

A light-filled three-level addition enlivens a 1960s brick box, tucked into the eucalypt forests of Brisbane’s foothills.

The day-lit back room opens onto the garden, catering to the active social life of the house.
Projects | Marcus Trimble | 18 Feb 2013

Stirling Residence: The Ark

Mac-Interactive’s ambitious use of a corner site results in a neighbourhood playground and stage set.

Two pavilions face each other across an enclosed garden
Projects | Charmaine 'Ilaiu | 1 Jun 2010

Courtyard House

A desire to avoid architectural showboating drove Workshop Architecture’s design for a pared-back Melbourne home.

Bonnet Hill House: A cement-sheet-clad box in South Hobart.
Projects | Judith Abell | 14 Feb 2013

Bonnet Hill & Fern Tree houses

Dock4’s pair of small, low-cost houses in Tasmanian bush settings embody the pleasures of experimenting with volume manipulation.

The dramatic cantilever hangs out over a swimming pool.
Projects | 22 Aug 2011

Clifton Gardens House

A Sydney house in off-form concrete by Louise Nettleton angles dramatically out its harbour view.

The lounge room features a stair with no balustrade.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 19 Feb 2013

Hawthorn Residence

A Victorian terrace in Melbourne’s inner east, refurbished by Layan Design.

The pool forms the roof of a pavilion resting on a sandstone outcrop, deep within a mixture of magnificent money-puzzle trees.
Projects | Tempe MacGowan | 1 Jun 2010

Pool Pavilion

Alwill takes a multidimensional view of a site for maximum enjoyment.


By day, the Illums Box becomes a favourite cubby house for children on the beach.
Discussion | Katelin Butler | 1 Jun 2010

Illums Box

Explore the possibilities of changing light and shade in a structure designed for the 2009 Sculptures By the Sea exhibition.


The house reflects the constraints and opportunities of brick veneer.
Projects | Fleur Watson | 1 Mar 2013

Brighton House (1968) revisited

A modest yet masterful Neil Clerehan house in Brighton.