Houses, February 2013

Houses, February 2013


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


Houses 90 preview: Stewart House by Chenshow Little Architects.
Archive | Katelin Butler | 31 Jan 2013

Houses 90 preview

A house is more than a shelter or place of refuge that protects its inhabitants from the elements. The most rewarding houses provide this protection, …


From left: Huw Turner and Penny Collins.
People | Maitiú Ward | 8 Apr 2013

Profile: Collins and Turner Architects

Maitiú Ward profiles the body of work by Huw Turner and Penny Collins.

Naoto Fukasawa wall-mount mixer and spout for Fantini.
Discussion | 3 Apr 2013

Material palette: Collins and Turner

Sydney-based Collins and Turner Architects’ refined residential projects are made from carefully selected materials and finishes.

Book reviews

Living Modern Tropical: A Sourcebook of Stylish Interiors
Discussion | 1 Feb 2013

Living Modern Tropical

A source of ideas for interiors in tropical climates.

Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture
Discussion | 1 Feb 2013

Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture

Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture.

New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism
Discussion | 1 Feb 2013

New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism

A book that looks at residential architecture that sits outside the box.

Rethink The Way You Live
Discussion | 1 Feb 2013

Rethink The Way You Live

A book that asks reader to reflect on how they live and reconsider how to design their homes.


2013 Dulux blur colour palette.
Product | 6 May 2013

Soft colour focus

Furnishings and material finishes from Houses 90.

Gessi Goccia ceiling-mounted faucet from Abey.
Product | 15 Apr 2013

Bathroom inspiration

Bathroom fittings from Houses 90.

Bucky lights by Christopher Boots.
Product | 16 Apr 2013


Colourful lighting from Houses 90.

Colour Boutique range cookers from Belling.
Product | 28 Mar 2013

What’s cooking?

Kitchen appliances and materials from Houses 90.


Studio: Adam Cruickshank
People | Lynn Churchill | 26 Apr 2013

Studio: Adam Cruickshank

Designer Adam Cruickshank embraces manufacturing technologies in creating his series of sensuous designs.

Industrial designer Darcy Clarke.
People | Margie Fraser | 12 Jun 2013

Studio: Darcy Clarke

Furniture and lighting inspired by natural beauty, nostalgia and traditional craft.

First House

A place for living, working, art and books. Artwork (L–R): Ralph Balson, Grace Crowley. Sculpture: Robert Klippel. Ceramics: Gwyn Hanssen Pigott.
Projects | Mark Cashman | 9 May 2013

First House: MCK Architects

MCK Architects revisits House for Art Collectors, the practice’s first project from 2000.


The street facade bunkers into the hill.
Projects | David Welsh | 12 Apr 2013

Stewart House

A Sydney house by Chenchow Little Architects hunkers down into its bushy surrounds.

Windows have replaced a “heat wall” on the northern facade.
Projects | Katelin Butler | 14 May 2013

Czech-Seidel House

Richard Stampton Architects adapts an early 1980s Melbourne house, building on its natural assets.

City House
Projects | Marcus Baumgart | 6 May 2013

City House

O’Connor & Houle Architecture create a space-clever new house that belies its original Arts and Crafts facade.

A landscape of gentle terraces is accessed via a low deck.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 18 Apr 2013

Chelmer House

Bligh Graham Architects transforms a grand old Queenslander in Brisbane’s west.

A well crafted relationship to the street.
Projects | Niki Kalms | 26 Mar 2013

Brighton House

Sydney practice Greg Natale Design produces a quietly luxurious house in a Melbourne bayside suburb.

The roof rakes north to south to admit light without overshadowing the neighbours.
Projects | Peter Davies | 30 May 2013

The Nest

Zen Architects remake a Melbourne bungalow for efficiency, sustainability and flow.

An elongated timber box perched on concrete columns.
Projects | Freya Lombardo | 1 May 2013

Austinmer Beach House

A beachfront house by Alexander Symes Architect and G+V Architecture.

A series of open timber-framed units  underpins the interior design.
Projects | Peter Davies | 16 Apr 2013

Middle Park House

An art deco Melbourne house is revived by Kerry Phelan Design Office and Chamberlain Javens Architects.

A timber deck connects the house to the backyard.
Projects | Michelle Bailey | 26 Apr 2013

Grange Residence

Kieron Gait Architects’ alterations and additions maintain the humble utility of a 1950s home.

The two upper wings of the house split off from each other.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 24 May 2013

Kew House

Bent Architecture grouped functional zones and fragmented the plan to balance privacy and views.


Deceased Estate, 2004,
Discussion | Oliver Watts | 12 Apr 2013

Representations of home

A travelling exhibition by contemporary art duo Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, focused on concepts of home.

Icons by Icons
Discussion | Freya Lombardo | 21 Feb 2013

Icons by Icons

An exhibition of drawings, models and images of significant homes by twelve established Australian architecture practices.


A variety of moods are created by the different gardens.
Projects | Leon van Schaik | 5 Jul 2013

Grant House (1986) revisited

A later work by Guilford Bell that sums up the aspirations of a grand career.


Mirador by Rachel Cooper and Ivana Kuzmanovska.
Discussion | Freya Lombardo | 7 Mar 2013

Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi

Freya Lombardo looks at the 2012 Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, as entries open for the 2013 edition.