This alteration and addition to a Victorian terrace house by Zen Architects in Melbourne’s South Yarra brings the gardens inside, creating a nourishing and restful backdrop for life.
An unusual Victorian terrace house with ties to Ned Kelly and the Eureka Stockade has been sensitively updated, with a geometrically imaginative addition creating new living space while respecting the original house’s character.
A bold, sculptural form rising among quaint weatherboard bungalows, this Northcote house playfully addresses its heritage context while providing a warm and joyful home for a family of five.
An addition to a cottage that had been home to members of the architect’s family since 1939, this project by Deicke Richards balances memory and nostalgia with the need for better connection to the landscape.
Cutting a dramatic curve through its inner-Melbourne lot, this distinctly “Wrightian” house by Multiplicity is grounded in its garden setting and built for family life.
This new apartment block by Woods Bagot with Hecker Guthrie fits neatly into the fabric of its village street, while perfectly suiting its inhabitants, who wish to simplify life.
Built as an escape from everyday life, this off-grid cabin by Maguire and Devine Architects celebrates the Tasmanian landscape and is a reminder of simple pleasures.
This new beach house by Architects Ink is an elegant and respectful re-imagining of the original modernist-style shack that once stood on the site.
With a form derived from the welcome intrusion of two jacaranda trees and a focus on ease of mobility, this large but nuanced house by Popov Bass is an exemplar of complex architectural problem-solving.
In Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Brighton, March Studio’s Compound House offers a considered response to site and planning constraints and continues the firm’s keen interest in experimental fabrication.
Appearing as an object in the landscape and giving generously to its inner-Sydney context, Cowper Street Housing by Andrew Burns Architecture reasserts the well-loved terrace as a relevant and useful housing type.
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.
Demonstrating that history doesn’t have to be erased to create a contemporary home, this thoughtful extension to a heritage house offers both drama and intimacy.
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.
Opting for depth and shadow over transparency and lightness, SJB has designed an apartment building for Sydney’s Alexandria that is imbued with drama, richness and unexpected intensity.
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.
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.