The restoration of a former fire station in Brisbane by Owen Architecture reimagines a unique typology as a comfortable family home, achieved with a design strategy that was “deliberately singular.”
This addition to a four-room cottage Kieron Gait Architects challenges room-making conventions and encourages its owners to share in the “magic” of treehouses and cubbies.
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.
Drawing in surrounding bushland and establishing new internalized landscapes, this new home intimately engages with its context and climate.
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.
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.
Responding to a brief that included the request, “I don’t want to be an architectural victim,” Michael Banney and Michael Christensen used a healthy mix of self-doubt, excitement and earnestness to create Hamilton House, one of their first projects.
Designed in 1974, this climate-responsive, twelve-sided home in the Brisbane bush combines a sophisticated design concept with a structural system of exceptional economy.
Reddog Architects has peeled back a 1980s home and reprogrammed it into an interconnected “collection of pods” that respond to the subtropical climate.
A “nearly derelict squat” has been transformed into a labyrinthian dwelling that celebrates the work of an artist who once called the site home.
An interesting model for alterations and additions to a Queenslander home: Camp Hill Extension by Neilsen Workshop and Morgan Jenkins Architecture.
Jule House by Claire Humphreys and Kevin O’Brien Architects delicately references a family’s past while offering a setting for contemporary living.
This new house by Vokes and Peters employs traditional architectural motifs in unconventional ways, all the while responding to its site, street and city.
To meet the brief, which included housing five cars, Shaun Lockyer Architects used a relatively simple construction of brick, steel sheeting and fibre cement and then “lifted up” a level, offering tremendous views.
This home, shaped like two tubes with solid sides that funnel the air through, demonstrates fresh approaches to working with a heritage site.
This architect and designer duo transformed their dark box of a Queenslander into a garden-centric, light-filled house where views abound.
A cleverly orchestrated sequence creates a division between the public and private spaces in this new home, with a set of integrated garden pockets catering to various family activities.
This new infill house in Brisbane’s New Farm by O’Neill Architecture balances openness with privacy to create a clever and inviting inner-suburban sanctuary.
A careful but confident transformation of a tiny worker’s cottage into a contemporary family home by Vokes and Peters.
BVN makes a memorable statement about sustainability and re-use in a renovated and extended postwar house in Brisbane.
A new house by Shane Thompson Architects embraces its bush setting to create the quality of “rural homeliness.”
DM2 Architecture adds a new pavilion to the rear of a humble cottage in Brisbane that embraces a historical significant hoop pine.
A new “deck” extension to a nineteenth-century house, by Nielsen Workshop and Morgan Jenkins Architecture channels the elements of earth, air, fire and water.
The first stage of a series of architectural interventions to a Spanish Mission-style house in Brisbane by Twohill and James.
Baber Studio’s addition to a Queenslander allows the occupants to enjoy views from the very edge.
An ode to the humble brick, a residential addition both celebrates and transcends its suburban site.
Architects Casey and Rebekah Vallance have devotedly turned a parcel of discarded land into a poetic response to suburban infill.
A simple gabled box by James Russell Architect belies surprisingly other-worldly results.
Owen and Vokes and Peters revisits Newmarket House, the practice’s first project from 2003.
Phorm Architecture and Design adds a contemporary counterpoint to the original Queenslander.