Drawing in surrounding bushland and establishing new internalized landscapes, this new home intimately engages with its context and climate.
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.
Denton Corker Marshall has navigated the challenging requirements for a new embassy in Jakarta, creating a forthright yet finessed complex that successfully evokes a sense of “Australianness.”
Architects North has created a curious and elegant self-generated development in the Townsville suburb of West End that was conceived as “a breathe of fresh air.”
A modest extension for his in-laws provided Paul Porjazoski of Bent Architecture with a springboard from which to launch his practice.
This elegant and considered addition preserves the feel of the original 1920s Craftsman cottage while adding a fresh interpretation of the existing style.
Smart Design Studio’s new mixed-use building in Balgowlah, Sydney has an elegantly composed, layered outer skin that brings an urbane character to the suburban streetscape.
Inside an industrial brick building in Sydney’s Redfern, Karen Abernethy Architects in collaboration with Louisa Macleod have designed a space for yogis that is both immersive and reflective.
The complex geometries, rugged forms and textures of this home in Melbourne’s Kew, completed in 1969, reveal and enhance the patterns of everyday life.
A Japanese–Australian collaboration between Tato Architects and Phorm Architecture and Design has resulted in an unusual hybrid of contemporary Japanese design and the local Queensland vernacular.
Showing restraint and simplicity, a new home by Powell and Glenn is animated by the changing light and shade.
An adaption of a beachside terrace by Archer Office that feels “generous, considerate and creative.”
Inspired by the Memphis Group, architect Adriana Hanna uses playful colour and sharp shapes to create a Melbourne hair salon that’s a cut above the rest.
Maria Danos Architecture has transformed a graphic design studio space into a moody and textural one-bedroom apartment.
M3architecture took inspiration from a labyrinthian library featured in a children’s book for the design of this research and learning centre at Brisbane Girls Grammar School.
A new gallery for the Indigenous art collective Martumili Artists, designed by Officer Woods Architects, is proving to be an important cultural facility for the small community of Newman in Western Australia.
A subtle arrangement of garden courtyards creates an oasis of greenery at the Courtyard House by Figr Architecture.
The spirit and character of a modest postwar bungalow have been retained and celebrated by its architect-owner, who has reconnected the home to its backyard.
Sam Crawford Architects has restored and extended a weatherboard cottage towards views of a heritage-listed Moreton Bay fig tree in the backyard.
A new coastal home by Fergus Scott Architects that can accommodate up to thirty relatives and friends.
Textural, architecturally sparse and experimental, Dilettante’s new flagship store in Perth, designed by Ohlo Studio, celebrates the theatrical and subversive presentation of clothing that the brand is known for.
A collaboration between an architect, a composer and an artistic director, The Piano Mill by Conrad Gargett is simultaneously a building, a site-specific artwork and “a mega instrument.”
A carefully considered rebuilding of a coastal semidetached home by Jason Gibney Design Workshop.
This Blue Mountains house by Peter Stutchbury Architecture deftly explores the relationship between building and landscape; moments of intensity and quietness, light and shadow, heighten the “real” in the everyday experience.
James Russell Architect has employed complex layers of enclosure and transparency in the design of this home, inviting comparison with breezeblock houses of the Gold Coast of the past.
Architectus’s chapel in Christchurch weaves recycled salvaged materials and heritage items into a distinctively modern form.
A terrace house renovation by Adrian Amore Architects with a stair that functions as much more than just vertical circulation.
The second iteration of the NGV Architecture Commission, Haven’t You Always Wanted …? by M@ Studio Architects, explores dematerialization and the expression of the civic in Melbourne’s future outer suburbs.
A layered arrangement of volumes and materials gives this new home by Andrew Burges Architects a spatial richness and complexity that balances privacy and outlook.
This alteration and addition to an inner-city terrace house by Jackson Teece is a second attempt by the owners to create their dream home. This time around, they have succeeded.