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.
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.
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.
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.
A community-minded inner-city development by MA Architects with Neometro refines the apartment typology with clever spatial planning to celebrate small-footprint living.
Neil Architecture has thoroughly transformed a classic suburban house by an intervention that manages to appear both understated and effortless.
Taylor and Hinds Architects’ addition to a 1950s modernist house starts a “conversation” with the original architecture, without compromising the originality and idiosyncrasy of the new.
Conceived as a celebration of granite, this home by B.E Architecture simultaneously evokes a sense of solid permanence and a contradictory feeling of lightness and warmth.
A celebration of the process and legacy of making, this house by Local Architecture transcends its modest site and budget through strategic manipulations of light and form.
Imbued with an Italian influence, this worker’s cottage has been transformed by Cavill Architects into an imaginary “ruin” that honours the poetics of decay.
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.
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.
Making clever use of an extreme slope, this robust and detail-focused addition to a weatherboard cottage by Welsh and Major Architects extends across its site like a telescope, creating open, calm spaces in dense inner-Sydney.
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.
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.
Designed in 2005, this terrace house renovation assisted Christopher Polly in a transition from full-time employment to embark on the journey of establishing his own practice.
The original plan of this semidetached home has been “unlocked” by Marston Architects to allow light and air into an elegant and finely detailed alteration and addition.
A generous site has been transformed by Base Architecture into a private park, complete with a golf course and skate bowl, and a new home that takes from modernist cues.
In Balmoral House by Collins and Turner a choreographed and artful sequence of layered internal and external spaces is contained within a building form that belies its size.
This beachside home by Stuart Tanner Architects is precise without being overly fussy, facilitating a relaxed lifestyle with a measured sense of order and grandeur.
Built in 1985, this home by Biltmoderne presents a poetic integration of architecture, water and landscape, both reinforcing and contradicting the local mudbrick tradition.
The cultural heritage of the clients subtly influenced this reworking of a 19th century row house in Melbourne’s Carlton by Sonelo Design Studio.
This renovation of a dark terrace house by Wolveridge Architects has resulted in a contemporary, light-filled home with striking timber elements and comfortable connections to nature.
Weaving elements of the old building fabric in with the new, in some places overtly and in others organically, gives Balmain Semi by CO-AP and Nick Bell Architects a feeling of harmony.
A unique design element brings this home by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design into the twenty-first century while preserving and celebrating the original Victorian home.