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Houses, August 2017

Houses, August 2017

Houses

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

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Houses 117.
Archive | Katelin Butler | 7 Aug 2017

Houses 117 preview

Introduction to Houses 117.

Awards

Auchenflower House by Vokes and Peters.
Award | 4 Aug 2017

2017 Houses Awards: Australian House of the Year

Auchenflower House by Vokes and Peters

Balnarring Retreat by Branch Studio Architects.
Award | 4 Aug 2017

2017 Houses Awards: New House under 200 m2

Balnarring Retreat by Branch Studio Architects

Fish Creek House by Edition Office.
Award | 4 Aug 2017

2017 Houses Awards: New House over 200 m2

Fish Creek House by Edition Office

Auchenflower House by Vokes and Peters.
Award | 4 Aug 2017

2017 Houses Awards: House Alteration and Addition under 200 m2

Auchenflower House by Vokes and Peters

A Pavilion Between Trees by Branch Studio Architects.
Award | 4 Aug 2017

2017 Houses Awards: House Alteration and Addition under 200 m2

A Pavilion Between Trees by Branch Studio Architects

Bobhubski by March Studio.
Award | 4 Aug 2017

2017 Houses Awards: Apartment or Unit

Bobhubski by March Studio

Waterloo House by Anthony Gill Architects with Budwise Garden Design.
Award | 4 Aug 2017

2017 Houses Awards: Outdoor

Waterloo House by Anthony Gill Architects with Budwise Garden Design

Fish Creek House by Edition Office.
Award | 4 Aug 2017

2017 Houses Awards: Sustainability

Fish Creek House by Edition Office

Garden Pavilion by BLOXAS.
Award | 4 Aug 2017

2017 Houses Awards: Sustainability

Garden Pavilion by BLOXAS

Windywoppa (NSW) by Collins Caddaye Architects.
Award | 4 Aug 2017

2017 Houses Awards: Commendations

Sixteen projects and three emerging practices have been commended in the 2017 Houses Awards.

Projects

A wire-mesh balustrade provides visual and acoustic connection between levels.
Projects | Mark Scruby | 17 Oct 2017

Iceberg palace: Halo House

Taking aesthetic cues from Nordic modernism and conceptual inspiration from the Antarctic, this family home by Breathe Architecture eschews polarization in favour of a consistent design language.

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The cypress pine cladding was chosen because it will weather and age naturally.
Projects | Rachael Bernstone | 12 Oct 2017

Inclusiveness and community: Backhouse

A compact and sustainable house by Coda Studio that prioritizes connection to family and community encapsulates the progressive ideals of the architects who call it home.

A cast-iron fireplace and sandstone flooring help to set the living level apart.
Projects | Peter Salhani | 6 Nov 2017

Hiding in plain sight: Macmasters Beach House

Replacing a 1940s weatherboard cottage, this pragmatic new beach house by Polly Harbison Design responds sensitively to its environment while resisting the temptation to hide.

An inner sanctum offers protection – but not exclusion – from the urban environment.
Projects | Hannah Wolter | 1 Nov 2017

Open and shut: Perimeter House

Make Architecture’s addition to a two-bedroom house in Abbotsford reflects the area’s industrial aesthetic while working hard to offer sanctuary and suburban amenity.

The roof soars skyward, “like the opening of a bird’s beak,” over a gigantic window wall.
Projects | Philip Goad | 8 Nov 2017

Revisited: Blott House

Completed in 1956, this house encapsulates Robin Boyd’s fascination with “the conflict between the opposed desires of privacy and freedom” and stands as a testament to his forward-thinking ideas.

The tiny studio’s stark white exterior pays homage to Helsinki’s iconic Finlandia Hall.
Projects | Leanne Amodeo | 10 Nov 2017

Whimsy and wonder: Backyard Music Studio

Transforming the humble Australian backyard into a place of learning, M3 Architecture has created a whimsical and functional music studio that takes its inspiration from Finnish modernism.