Unfolding behind a facade just 3.7 metres wide, this light-filled and spatially expansive house provides a blueprint for successful urban infill projects.
In a slow-growth forest in the Byron Bay hinterland, the final dwelling in a collection of powerful, monumental concrete structures has been completed – all designed to endure.
Responding eloquently to its lightly forested, sloping site, this earth-toned house has been split into two, with a bathing and sleeping pavilion sitting above an open-plan living space.
This prestigious beachside apartment building by Virginia Kerridge Architect stands out from its neighbours by virtue of its articulate materiality and sensitive human scale.
Completed in 2004, this pavilion was one of the first projects by Andrew Burges Architects. Thirteen years later, Andrew reflects on how this pavilion began his practice’s lineage of meticulously documented and atmospheric projects.
Balancing a sense of solidity with a contrasting spatial lightness, this 1960s house is indicative of the enduring relevance of architect Peter Heathwood.
Demonstrating that history doesn’t have to be erased to create a contemporary home, this thoughtful extension to a heritage house offers both drama and intimacy.
Sheona Thomson considers the lasting impact of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games venues on communities, “where arguably infrastructure is playing catch-up to growth.”
A turn-of-the-century weatherboard cottage along Melbourne’s Merri Creek has been transformed by Zen Architects into a light-filled space for a family to come together.
A sensitive reworking of a traditional cottage has transformed not only the house but also its owners, who initially felt indifferent about the prospect of renovating.
Lyons Architecture and EJE Architecture new “vertical campus” for the University of Newcastle provides a range of “new generation” spaces and also connects to the wider community.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games Village, designed by Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago, optimizes the potential of its Parklands site and sets a precedent for considered medium-density development on the Gold Coast.
With a design described as a “lyrical interpretation” of local building styles, the massing and articulation of this multiresidential project by BKK Architects is sensitive to the scale of its suburban Melbourne context.
Informed by the memories of the original house, this alteration and addition sets the stage for family life, providing opportunities for both connection and privacy.
Referencing the gable roofs of the surrounding beach houses with its abstract, triangular form, this new home provides fuss-free luxury, perfect for a beach holiday.
Sibling Architecture strikes a good balance between function and delight in this accessible home office in inner-city Melbourne.
With a simple, calm form nestled into the dramatic landscape of southern Tasmania, this “forever house” embraces sustainable design principles.
Opting for depth and shadow over transparency and lightness, SJB has designed an apartment building for Sydney’s Alexandria that is imbued with drama, richness and unexpected intensity.
In country Victoria, Six Degrees Architects has created six guest suites that reflect Brae restaurant’s passion for local character and flavour.
A focus on craft and making provides this radically reconfigured apartment with a sense of warmth and tactile materiality, enhancing its stunning views.
With clarity of purpose and compelling spatial planning, this narrow three-level addition to a circa 1920s abode by Architect Prineas provides extra space for family life.
Simultaneously a contained and open structure, this calming sanctuary embraces its subtropical setting while defending the interior from rainforest insects.
At Tarrawarra Estate in the Yarra Valley, Kerstin Thompson Architects uses a “spatial negative” as a delicate counterpoint to the two architectural structures this cellar door sits between – one by Graeme Gunn, the other by Allan Powell.
This apartment, rich in detail and immersed in greenery atop a 1930s factory building in Surry Hills, is an urban oasis that sets an impressive precedent for apartment design.
In the Western Australian town of Margaret River, Iredale Pedersen Hook in collaboration with Hecker Guthrie has transformed the iconic Vasse Felix winery into a landmark destination that promotes the calibre and culture of the region.
Designed in 1979 and completed in 1983, this house embodies Enrico Taglietti’s skill in setting the building in its specific landscape.
This efficient and effective extension by MI Architects makes the most of a fast-track approval process, unpretentious materials and a simple form to meet the clients’ brief and budget.
Through the intimate reimagining of a small terrace house in Melbourne, Onomatopoeia explores the notion of personhood in architecture – the transformation of Avery Green being guided by “her” character and history.
Modelled on the layers of limestone shelves and caves that make up its site, this sustainable beach house by Robson Rak offers genuine connection to the outdoors.
Cassandra Chilton of Rush Wright Associates reviews the 2017 NGV Architecture Commission by Retallack Thompson and Other Architects and finds, among other things, the “best place in Melbourne this summer for a warm afternoon snooze.”