In remodelling a typical double-fronted Victorian terrace in Albert Park, Claire Scorpo Architects designed a home that unexpectedly ended up smaller than it started, but created comfortable, useable areas.
Retaining the relaxed, breezy feel of the original beach house, this extension and renovation by Figureground Architecture is a clever reorganization that makes the most of the views and space.
This new extension by BLOXAS is a private garden sanctuary in more ways than one, as an escape from modern city life and as a place of retreat for a client who suffers from a chronic sleep disorder.
This highly crafted addition to an Edwardian home retains the existing building’s dignified formality while offering robust new spaces for celebrating contemporary family life.
This “open and transparent” addition is tucked neatly behind a weatherboard house, taking inspiration from the client’s love of modernism and fond memories of growing up in a Merchant Builders home.
This converted warehouse project responds to increasing housing density with quality spatial thinking. The design of the townhouse insertions respects the original structure’s heritage while adding a new layer of function and detail.
Robust, tactile and honest, the design of this new house responds instinctively to its setting, celebrating the human experience and artisanal values.
This “1970s Japanese spaceship” home, designed with both playfulness and pragmatism, transports inhabitants to another space and time.
A modest extension for his in-laws provided Paul Porjazoski of Bent Architecture with a springboard from which to launch his practice.
Showing restraint and simplicity, a new home by Powell and Glenn is animated by the changing light and shade.
Maria Danos Architecture has transformed a graphic design studio space into a moody and textural one-bedroom apartment.
A subtle arrangement of garden courtyards creates an oasis of greenery at the Courtyard House by Figr Architecture.
A terrace house renovation by Adrian Amore Architects with a stair that functions as much more than just vertical circulation.
Behind a rebuilt heritage facade, this home by Ha offers ample daylight and a rewarding journey of spaces, from a clever sunken living area to a rooftop terrace with city views.
Set alongside a train line, this new house makes the most of its challenging setting to create a private and secure place of retreat for its owners.
A compact, but generous home wrapped in cladding salvaged from the small Victorian cottage that was originally on the site.
A pair of pavilions come together to create a family home that considers privacy, thermal comfort and spatial delight.
Architects EAT co-director Albert Mo reflects on the practice’s first residential project, which transformed a rundown house that “no-one wanted.”
Featuring crisp geometry, simple spatial arrangements and rigorous detailing, this lean timber-clad home was designed by Noxon Giffen for sustainability, comfort and a strong connection to the landscape.
This flexible family home, the practice’s first built project, accommodates two households in one and delivers a series of seductive architectural volumes.
Four new halls of residence, by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, McBride Charles Ryan, and Hayball and Richard Middleton Architects, are shaping the urban environment of the Clayton campus and fostering a sense of community.
Designed in 1955 by Chancellor & Patrick for Gerald and Ellen McCraith as a holiday house, this home captures the optimism of Australian beach culture at the time.
Ola Studio take cues, but not directly, from the existing 1880s home to create Garth House.
Renovations have breathed new life into a Californian bungalow, stitching it into the garden, while respecting the character of the much-loved existing dwelling.
With this house at Point Lonsdale on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula, NMBW Architecture Studio has cleverly arranged rooms and non-rooms under a striking roof form.
Adapting an inner-city site for a young family with a steady stream of interstate guests called for a standalone addition that accommodates a plethora of different activities.
With a compelling ten-metre-long, red brick hallway that offers far more than circulation space, this extension to a Victorian terrace shows just how much can be achieved with a small footprint.
Light and bright inside but with a darker, more dramatic exterior, this timber-clad extension to a late-nineteenth-century home blends contemporary design with a historical context.
Coy Yiontis creates a steeply pitched contemporary home for a mature couple to enjoy into their retirement.
Architecture Architecture’s extension of a Californian bungalow in Melbourne creates a harmonious dialogue between old and new while fostering social engagement.