Through a forensic and addictive process of discovery, John Wardle Architects has painstakingly added to and restored this cliffside cottage on Bruny Island with “humble deference” to its history and the world-wanderer who called it home.
Often in life, everything happens all at once – and this was the case for Fiona Winzar of Fred Architecture, who twelve years ago started her own architectural practice while pregnant with her baby, Agnes. Fiona reflects on the first project that began this new chapter of her life, Eyelid House.
This clever new home by Po-co Architecture, set on a narrow site in an inner-city suburb, is a light and airy place of retreat from the city while still enabling a connection with it.
Through a series of simple but effective alterations Northbourne Architecture and Design has transformed an existing terrace house into a more functional, light-filled home with a luminous street presence.
Arising from the undulating dunes of Cape Otway, this house combines a classic nine-square plan with a floating, independently resolved roof profile that controls and enhances panoramic views.
Designed by Carter Williamson Architects, the exposed structure of this former timber factory encourages consideration of not only the house’s final form, but also its individual parts.
Built on a long, narrow site in 1985, this meticulously crafted island retreat designed by Ken Woolley blends seamlessly with its environment, while reading as a small village of interconnected buildings and shapes.
A simple pavilion formed from the remnants of an existing shed, this “thrillingly simple” project makes the most of its majestic site.
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.
A house with an unlikely history is given an unashamedly contemporary renovation by Ha Architecture, Product and Environment that still references the original Edwardian form.
Unfolding behind a facade just 3.7 metres wide, this light-filled and spatially expansive house by Woods Bagot provides a blueprint for successful urban infill projects.
In a slow-growth forest in the Byron Bay hinterland, the final dwelling in a collection of powerful, monumental concrete structures designed by CHROFI has been completed – all designed to endure.
Responding eloquently to its lightly forested, sloping site, this earth-toned house by Moloney Architects has been split into two, with a bathing and sleeping pavilion sitting above an open-plan living space.
Completed in 2004, this pavilion was one of the first projects by Andrew Burges Architects. Thirteen years later, Andrew reflects on how this pavilion began his practice’s lineage of meticulously documented and atmospheric projects.
Balancing a sense of solidity with a contrasting spatial lightness, this 1960s house is indicative of the enduring relevance of architect Peter Heathwood.
A turn-of-the-century weatherboard cottage along Melbourne’s Merri Creek has been transformed by Zen Architects into a light-filled space for a family to come together.
A sensitive reworking of a traditional cottage has transformed not only the house but also its owners, who initially felt indifferent about the prospect of renovating.
Informed by the memories of the original house, this alteration and addition sets the stage for family life, providing opportunities for both connection and privacy.
Referencing the gable roofs of the surrounding beach houses with its abstract, triangular form, this new home provides fuss-free luxury, perfect for a beach holiday.
With a simple, calm form nestled into the dramatic landscape of southern Tasmania, this “forever house” embraces sustainable design principles.
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.
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.
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.