An abstraction of the postwar cottage, this addition to a Brisbane hillside house by Owen Architecture is expressed not as a fragment or extrusion but as a hipped-roof whole.
Resting on a steeply sloping, heavily damaged site, this house by Teeland Architects works to stabilize and rehabilitate the land while offering expansive views of the forest beyond.
Balancing a sense of solidity with a contrasting spatial lightness, this 1960s house is indicative of the enduring relevance of architect Peter Heathwood.
Simultaneously a contained and open structure, this calming sanctuary embraces its subtropical setting while defending the interior from rainforest insects.
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.
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.
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.
Designed to withstand cyclones and cater to its owners as they age, this thoughtful house by Chloe Naughton reflects the level of detail and craftsmanship that is characteristic of local traditions.
Extending ideas about climate-responsive architecture and responding to its campsite-like site, this new home by Sparks Architects is poetic and emotionally charged.
Embodying its local beachside context, this alteration and addition reconsiders the suburban status quo.
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.
Representing the socially conscious ideologies of its designers, this cleverly stitched-together, barn-like family home is “engaging, honest and refreshingly straightforward.”
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.
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.
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.
Designed according to the philosophy that “less is more,” this layered family home by People Oriented Design offers an engaging contribution to the conversation about twenty-first-century Queensland architecture.
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.
A striking pavilion duo by Sparks Architects that encourages a connection with the landscape while referencing the heritages of the owners.
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.
Stephen de Jersey Architect has extended the spatial and material characteristics of an old Queenslander to result in a striking yet respectful addition with delightful settings for everyday living.
This home, shaped like two tubes with solid sides that funnel the air through, demonstrates fresh approaches to working with a heritage site.