Houses, April 2013

Houses, April 2013


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


Fitzroy House by John Wardle.
Archive | Katelin Butler | 29 Mar 2013

Houses 91 preview

We are often drawn to the character of older homes – terraces, country homesteads, traditional Queenslanders and so on. How do you infuse the same …


Kerstin Thompson: “it’s about how people live”
People | Justine Clark | 5 Jun 2013

Kerstin Thompson: “it’s about how people live”

The highly awarded houses of Kerstin Thompson Architects age well, and are better for being filled with everyday stuff.

Besser blocks in Big Hill House by Kerstin Thompson Architects.
Discussion | 5 Jun 2013

Material Palette: Kerstin Thompson

Crafted intelligently from straightforward materials, houses by Kerstin Thompson Architects are robust spaces for living in.


Studio: Adam Goodrum
People | Deborah Niski | 27 Jun 2013

Studio: Adam Goodrum

Industrial designer Adam Goodrum is building a collection of functional works with an edge of “playfulness and whimsy.”

Laura Woodward and Jem Selig Freeman of Like Butter.
People | Matthew Hurst | 4 Jul 2013

Studio: Like Butter

With their CNC plasma cutter, a Melbourne design duo is carving plywood into all manner of multipurpose objects.

First House

Decks make the most of the views and provide shelter or sunlight at different times.
Projects | Cath Hall | 14 Nov 2013

First House: 1+2 Architecture

1+2 Architecture revisits Walla Womba Guest House, the practice’s first project from 2004.


Two pavilions with a courtyard placed between them.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 7 Jun 2013

Fitzroy House

A Melbourne house by John Wardle Architects reads as two pavilions “finding their alignment.”

The house is perched precariously on a steep embankment.
Projects | Adam Haddow | 18 Jul 2013

Northern Beaches House

On a dramatic Sydney site, Tobias Partners devised a series of pavilions to scale the near-vertical slope.

The lean, linear structures of Neutra were a reference in the revision.
Projects | Mark Scruby | 21 Jun 2013

Hampton House 2

Kennedy Nolan Architects brings out the beauty in a red-brick ugly duckling.

Low-maintenance skin of concrete and galvanized steel.
Projects | Aaron Peters | 25 Jun 2013

Keperra House

A shiny lock-up living space by Atelier Chen Hung sits curiously in the garden.

The house is set within a vineyard.
Projects | Marcus Baumgart | 23 Aug 2013

Shoreham House

A weekend residence by Jackson Clements Burrows in a vineyard on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

The new living area has a strong connection to the outdoors.
Projects | Freya Lombardo | 28 May 2013

Queens Park House

Fox Johnston’s two-stage renovation responds to the functional needs of a growing family.

The pavilion slots neatly into place against the existing house, enclosing the new living space and kitchen.
Projects | Brett Seakins | 27 Nov 2013

Kew House

A glass living pavilion by Joyce Architects is added to an imposing interwar home.

Its southern edge is beautifully tiered, stepping down into the site with a series of single and double steps.
Projects | Peter Davies | 13 Dec 2013

Peninsula House

A rammed earth house by Robson Rak Architects on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

The western edge wall/fence follows the shape of the interior spaces.
Projects | Katelin Butler | 22 Nov 2013

Profile House

A Californian bungalow in Melbourne given a striking expression by BLOXAS.

The new structure tucks into the sloping landscape.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 16 May 2013

Taringa House

A prewar Brisbane home adapted by Loucas Zahos Architects “bookends” old and new elements.

The new rear roof form only just peeks out from behind.
Projects | David Welsh | 4 Jul 2013

Black House

MCK Architects transforms a Sydney bungalow with its trademark merging of old and new with modern spatial dramatics.


Reworked Hex cushions by Michelle Koop of Quince.
Product | 20 Jun 2013

Spin a yarn

A selection of upholstery and furnishing textiles from Houses 91.


Margaret Olley, Yellow Interior, 1989.
Discussion | Peter Salhani | 28 Mar 2013

Margaret Olley: Home

An exhibition of paintings and photographs of Margaret Olley’s Paddington home.


The fireplace. Artwork: Dorothea Reese-Heim, Baum, 1973.
Projects | Andrew Burges | 31 May 2013

Gissing House (1972) revisited

A modest voice in the conversation of late modernism.