Houses, February 2016Houses
The best contemporary residential architecture, with inspirational ideas from leading architects and designers.
The thoughtful body of residential work by Matt Gibson Architecture and Design demonstrates an enthusiastic and rigorous approach to the dualism inherent in many projects.
Ian Moore cleverly transformed this home into two apartments, reconfiguring the layout and making the most of unused space.
The furniture and products by designer Alfredo Häberli are an expression of the joy of living.
Jule House by Claire Humphreys and Kevin O’Brien Architects delicately references a family’s past while offering a setting for contemporary living.
Mim Design creates a rich and textured interior inside a town planning-approved building envelope designed by Clarke Hopkins Clarke.
The Rose Bay House by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects offers a journey that’s much like walking through a forest.
A small postwar home with a large backyard has been reworked to create a much longer and more flexible house, a courtyard now wrapping around its central living spaces.
The clever screening techniques used by Rob Kennon Architects in the creation of these non-identical twin houses allow the residents to peek out at the street while maintaining private oases within.
Marston Architects replaces a single dwelling with two terrace-like houses using a clever approach that ensures the lineal interiors are far from gloomy.
David Weir Architects creates an“energetic” one-bedroom cottage that provides a place to live and a place to work.
Freadman White creates a bold extension to a 1930 home that brings a harmonious union between old and new.
In replacing an old lean-to with a clever garden pavilion, the architect has honoured the owners’ love for the outdoors as well as the environmentally conscious approach he has long championed.
Small but clever alterations have been made to a house on a tiny site, opening the interior to the courtyard and giving a new meaning to the concept of “in.”
This flexible family home, the practice’s first built project, accommodates two households in one and delivers a series of seductive architectural volumes.
Teaming reductive simplicity in section with an irregular floor plan that responds to the bushland setting, this home is still an instructive source of delight thirty-five years after completion.