Houses, August 2015

Houses, August 2015

Houses

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

Preview

2015 Australian House of the Year: Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett Architect.
Archive | Katelin Butler | 3 Aug 2015

Houses 105 preview

Introduction to Houses 105.

Awards

Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett Architect.
Award | 31 Jul 2015

2015 Houses Awards: Australian House of the Year

Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett Architect

Sawmill House by Archier.
Award | 31 Jul 2015

2015 Houses Awards: New House under 200 m2

Sawmill House by Archier

Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett Architect.
Award | 31 Jul 2015

2015 Houses Awards: New House over 200 m2

Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett Architect

West End Cottage by Vokes and Peters.
Award | 31 Jul 2015

2015 Houses Awards: House Alteration and Addition under 200 m2

West End Cottage by Vokes and Peters

Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects.
Award | 31 Jul 2015

2015 Houses Awards: House Alteration and Addition over 200 m2

Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects

Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect.
Award | 31 Jul 2015

2015 Houses Awards: Apartment or Unit

Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect

House in House by Steffen Welsch Architects.
Award | 31 Jul 2015

2015 Houses Awards: House in a Heritage Context

House in House by Steffen Welsch Architects

Cut Paw Paw by Andrew Maynard Architects.
Award | 31 Jul 2015

2015 Houses Awards: Outdoor

Cut Paw Paw by Andrew Maynard Architects

QV8 by Breathe Architecture.
Award | 31 Jul 2015

2015 Houses Awards: Sustainability

QV8 by Breathe Architecture

Bridge House 2 (Vic) by Delia Teschendorff Architecture.
Award | 31 Jul 2015

2015 Houses Awards: Commendations

Twenty-seven commended projects and four commended practices in the 2015 Houses Awards.

People

In collaboration: The houses of 1+2 Architecture
People | Judith Abell | 19 Oct 2015

In collaboration: The houses of 1+2 Architecture

The residential work by 1+2 Architecture is honest, clever and spatially rich.

Projects

The addition was designed to be minimal in form and detail, with raw concrete extending from the walls to the garden. Artwork: Michael Johnson.
Projects | Sing d'Arcy | 7 Oct 2015

Nip and tuck: Orama

Smart Design Studio performed “radical and transformative surgery” on a Victorian house in Woollahra to create a well-lit home.

The home borrows shade and a connection with nature from a park to the corner of the site, on the other side of the private tennis court.
Projects | Genevieve Lilley | 12 Oct 2015

Street appeal: Kensington House

An alteration and addition to a Californian bungalow by Virigina Kerridge Architect that respectfully addresses the streetscape.

The modest nature of the original house allowed an elegant but playful aesthetic to unfold freely in the interior.
Projects | Ella Leoncio | 14 Oct 2015

A punch above: Malvern Residence

A modest 1970s brick house in Melbourne’s inner south-east is given a renewed, quiet confidence.

The protrusion of treads at the bottom of some flights hints at the possibility of vertical movement and unseen rooms beyond.
Projects | Stuart Vokes and Aaron Peters | 15 Oct 2015

Light box: Centripetal House

Panov Scott’s renovation to a nineteenth-century terrace house arouses curiosity and encourages exploration.

The kitchen and dining space open onto a two-level courtyard, where a treasured poinciana tree marks the point where the man-made environs finish and the wildness takes over.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 8 Oct 2015

Relaxed repose: Davenport/Wilson House

A new house by Shane Thompson Architects embraces its bush setting to create the quality of “rural homeliness.”

Revisited

When viewed from the street, the large, red front door is framed by an aedicular portal in the faux ruined garden wall.
Projects | Leon van Schaik | 21 Oct 2015

Painterly vision: Crigan House

Allan Powell’s distinctive St Kilda home, that “reveals a Palladian strand in its lineage … a structure designed to host parties.”

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