Light-filled and airy, this dwelling by Tzannes re-imagines the suburban home and experiments with new modes of multi-generational living.
This purposefully recessive, distinctively contemporary alteration and addition to a rundown bungalow by MODO celebrates the house’s architectural lineage while providing room for modern living.
This detached extension to a Queenslander house challenges conventional models for alteration and addition projects with a design that oscillates between connectivity and autonomy.
Born of a unique collaboration between neighbours, this project by Brad Swartz Architects saw two rear-lane parking spaces in inner Sydney transformed into spatially elegant one-bedroom dwellings that evoke a sense of calm.
This comfortable and unpretentious home by Trias is remarkably of its place and creates a compelling dialogue with the fabric of the neighbourhood.
This deliberately restrained addition to a Victorian terrace by Clare Cousins Architects – which replaces an oversized faux period structure – revolves around a central courtyard to create a verdant haven in Melbourne’s inner north.
This alteration and addition to a Victorian terrace house by Zen Architects in Melbourne’s South Yarra brings the gardens inside, creating a nourishing and restful backdrop for life.
In transforming a single dwelling in a row of heritage terrace houses, Panov Scott Architects has respected the integrity of the collective while creating a maverick individual.
A play on levels, roof planes and uncommon craftsmanship, this 1970s house by Allen Jack and Cottier – long kept somewhat secret – is a thrilling exemplar of the organic modernism of the Sydney School.
A garden pavilion designed by Christopher Polly Architect provides a striking counterpoint to a 1960s brick bungalow, subverting the physical and conceptual limitations of an “unapologetically suburban” setting.
An unusual Victorian terrace house with ties to Ned Kelly and the Eureka Stockade has been sensitively updated, with a geometrically imaginative addition creating new living space while respecting the original house’s character.
Hovering above the garage of a terrace house, this unassuming studio creates a calm space to listen to and make music, while also breathing life into an existing courtyard.
A bold, sculptural form rising among quaint weatherboard bungalows, this Northcote house playfully addresses its heritage context while providing a warm and joyful home for a family of five.
Before making the decision to launch their practice, architects Chris Major and David Welsh were presented with a friend’s small single-storey worker’s terrace that was in need of renovation. Sixteen years later, David Welsh reflects on this seminal project.
An addition to a cottage that had been home to members of the architect’s family since 1939, this project by Deicke Richards balances memory and nostalgia with the need for better connection to the landscape.
Subverting the traditional suburban layout, this robust, materially honest house by Those Architects creates a series of interconnected indoor and outdoor spaces across an unremarkable Freshwater block.
Cutting a dramatic curve through its inner-Melbourne lot, this distinctly “Wrightian” house by Multiplicity is grounded in its garden setting and built for family life.
This new apartment block by Woods Bagot with Hecker Guthrie fits neatly into the fabric of its village street, while perfectly suiting its inhabitants, who wish to simplify life.
Built as an escape from everyday life, this off-grid cabin by Maguire and Devine Architects celebrates the Tasmanian landscape and is a reminder of simple pleasures.
This new beach house by Architects Ink is an elegant and respectful re-imagining of the original modernist-style shack that once stood on the site.
A collage of the textures and colours of Fitzroy’s built history, this playful addition to an 1850s terrace by Austin Maynard Architects aims to ‘give something back’ by creating a lush oasis in the heart of the inner city.
Inspired by the tiger prawn, this terrace house renovation by Wowowa Architecture is both a gesture designed for public delight and a series of playful spaces to be privately enjoyed.
Distinctive for its geometric clarity and minimalist material palette, this precisely curated extension to an existing Queenslander by Hogg and Lamb responds to the intensity of the sun and evokes a sense of calm.
Agius Scorpo Architects’ clever reconfiguration of a twenty-three-square-metre apartment within Melbourne’s early modern Cairo Flats preserves the modernist spirit while creating space for a contemporary life.
Architect Simon Pendal reflects on his first project, his own house in Fremantle WA, which he built with his life partner Rebecca Angus.
One of Adelaide’s best maintained examples of mid-century residential architecture, this 1958 house offers a model of clarity for what matters in daily life.
Challenging the culture of housing in Darwin with this compact, climatically appropriate duplex for defence personnel, Troppo Architects has designed a spearhead for built advocacy, imbued with local identity.
Surrounded by off-the-plan project homes on a new estate, this house by Eldridge Anderson marries pared-back simplicity with the joy of detailing to deliver an outcome that is rational rather than boisterous.
Drawing on existing constraints and opportunities, this renovation to a nineteenth-century terrace house by Tom Robertson Architects has transformed a “cramped and dark” space into a home that works perfectly for its owners.
Strategic vistas and subtle shifts in plan enhance informality and openness in this addition to a Californian bungalow by Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio.