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.
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.
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 home, completed in 1987 by Peter Stronach for a Sydney advertising executive, has lost its original bold external colour, but it has retained its design flair and spatial drama.
This apartment renovation by Retallack Thompson overcomes spatial challenges to add character and charm.
A new set of five apartments by Smart Design Studio discreetly wraps around an existing terrace facade, while announcing itself to the street in a bold, white sculptural form.
This new home by Chenchow Little is a private sanctuary that maximizes the impressive panoramic views to the Pacific Ocean, while also contributing to the neighbourhood itself.
With a wink to the brick cottage’s Arts and Crafts heritage, this addition by Tribe Studio relaxes the home’s original formality, brings focus to the garden and offers thoughtful elements of surprise.
This reductive addition to a four-room cottage by Panov Scott endeavours to “find the essential” and in doing so, embraces human comfort and cumulative experience.
Renovating and extending their own home was well worth the time and money for Annabel Lahz and Andrew Nimmo, who used this project to establish their practice Lahznimmo Architects. Over twenty-one years later, Andrew reflects on taking the leap of faith into their own business.
Perched high on a rocky outcrop, this expressive home reveals a strong connection with the experimental architecture of mid-century modernism.
An adaption of a beachside terrace by Archer Office that feels “generous, considerate and creative.”
Sam Crawford Architects has restored and extended a weatherboard cottage towards views of a heritage-listed Moreton Bay fig tree in the backyard.
A carefully considered rebuilding of a coastal semidetached home by Jason Gibney Design Workshop.
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.
Day Bukh Architects has created an addition to a Federation-style bungalow in Sydney’s Randwick by carefully cutting, folding and suturing the new fabric into the old.
David Mitchell Architects reworks his own inner-Sydney worker’s terrace to create a light-filled home and studio that offers a “site-specific theatre performance.”
McGregor Westlake Architecture has responded with vigour to a challenging site in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo, creating a quiet and robust retreat from the cacophony of the city.
A flexible home with a diversity of spatial moods and experiences: Canada Bay House.
A home for “simple, rugged, no-fuss living”: Upsilon House by MCK Architecture and Interiors.
An interplay between “sensual curve and straight edge” gives spatial drama and delight to this addition to a Federation home by Christopher Polly Architect.
Chenchow Little create a deceptively simple yet skilfully crafted apartment in Sydney for a couple of downsizers with an extensive art collection.
Overlooking Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, this new house consists of five levels that can be used together as one home or as two separate dwellings as required.
A Sydney terrace house has been transformed into a “fortress of solitude,” a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Ian Moore cleverly transformed this home into two apartments, reconfiguring the layout and making the most of unused space.
Billard Leece Partnership and SJB Architects’ mixed-use project offers Sydney a new model for balancing private comfort and civic neighbourliness.
On a 126-square-metre site in suburban Sydney, Hill Thalis’s Studios 54 demonstrates how small sites can be used inventively to make the city richer and more diverse.
Small but clever alterations have been made to a house on a tiny site, opening the interior to the courtyard and giving a new meaning to the concept of “in.”