Houses, February 2017Houses
The best contemporary residential architecture, with inspirational ideas from leading architects and designers.
Drawing in surrounding bushland and establishing new internalized landscapes, this new home intimately engages with its context and climate.
Representing the socially conscious ideologies of its designers, this cleverly stitched-together, barn-like family home is “engaging, honest and refreshingly straightforward.”
This “open and transparent” addition is tucked neatly behind a weatherboard house, taking inspiration from the client’s love of modernism and fond memories of growing up in a Merchant Builders home.
This modest home, designed in the late 1970s by Rodney Chambers for himself and his family, is grounded within the beauty of the surrounding garden.
A pursuit of conceptual and aesthetic clarity and an ability to solve problems thoughtfully are evident in the residential work of Grieve Gillett Andersen.
Renovating and extending their own home was well worth the time and money for Annabel Lahz and Andrew Nimmo, who used this project to establish their practice Lahznimmo Architects. Over twenty-one years later, Andrew reflects on taking the leap of faith into their own business.
James Davidson Architect’s first hurdle in creating “the best reef house in the world” was designing how to build it, rather than what to build.
This converted warehouse project responds to increasing housing density with quality spatial thinking. The design of the townhouse insertions respects the original structure’s heritage while adding a new layer of function and detail.
Perched high on a rocky outcrop, this expressive home reveals a strong connection with the experimental architecture of mid-century modernism.
A theatrical reworking of an existing townhouse uses colour and contrast to boldly define the series of spaces.
This “1970s Japanese spaceship” home, designed with both playfulness and pragmatism, transports inhabitants to another space and time.
This elegant and considered addition preserves the feel of the original 1920s Craftsman cottage while adding a fresh interpretation of the existing style.
Robust, tactile and honest, the design of this new house responds instinctively to its setting, celebrating the human experience and artisanal values.
This highly crafted addition to an Edwardian home retains the existing building’s dignified formality while offering robust new spaces for celebrating contemporary family life.