This recycled red-brick addition to a 1920s cottage in Sydney’s Cammeray by Studio Prineas favours quality over extra space, making the most of its modest footprint by drawing in northern light and opening out to the garden.
The Gold Coast’s new outdoor stage cleverly melds landscape and architecture to provide a flexible, functional and surprising space for future gatherings.
An exercise in shaping tall volumes, sculpting light and layering materials, this Brisbane home by Bligh Graham Architects is an exciting exemplar for small-lot housing in subtropical suburbia.
Working within the University of Melbourne’s original 1930s engineering workshop, Designinc has opened up the student spaces to put engineering on display.
In the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell, Russell and George has designed a physiotherapy studio that challenges the idea of cold medical spaces and aims to speed up the rehabilitation process through colour.
With a university population of more than 58,000 students, Perth’s Curtin University engaged Geyer to overhaul its student services interface, restoring a campus jewel in the process.
Baumgart Clark Architects has created an office environment in Melbourne that exudes gravitas and dignity, but also prioritizes wireless and paperless technology.
In Brisbane, Cameron & Co has designed a day spa that not only reflects Queensland’s subtropical aesthetic and lifestyle, but also distils the rituals of pampering and relaxation.
In Melbourne’s prestigious suburb of Armadale, Jason M. Jones and Brahman Perera have created a Parisian-inspired wine bar that is about “making a special occasion of every day.”
Perth’s new Intercontinental hotel, designed by Woods Bagot and Chada, is the second reincarnation of a 1970s office block and proof that the finer things get better with age.
In Sydney, architecture firm Fox Johnston has reimagined a hospital’s 1935 outpatients’ building into an uplifting space for kids to learn and play.
In country Victoria, Hecker Guthrie has created a fifty-eight-room hotel on a winery estate with a rich architectural pedigree.
Designed by Etic and H and E Architects, the interiors of Barangaroo House in Sydney aim to redefine Australian dining, offering three levels, each with its own personality and appeal.
Located in the former headquarters of Paramount Picture Studios in Surry Hills, Sydney, this hotel designed by Breathe Architecture explores the narrative between place and home.
Designed by Prevalent, the futuristic interior of this restaurant in Newcastle enlivens the 1900s building it inhabits.
In Melbourne’s Docklands, DKO Architecture has designed an understated and elegant hotel delivers an experience for guests that feels at one with the real world just outside its doors.
PAL Design Group has created a new play environment in Sydney for children to make, create, build and explore as they exercise their imagination.
The sturdy blockwork and steel-framed windows of this mid-century industrial building in Melbourne give little clue to its rich history, but Wolveridge Architects has celebrated its past in a reimagined coworking space.
Neighbouring the serious Ernst and Young tower in Melbourne’s CBD, Vacation Cafe designed by Therefore occupies the streetscape like a kid in a rainbow parachute jacket among a sea of suits. It exudes a relaxed playfulness laced with eighties childhood nostalgia.
By responding to site at a variety of scales, Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects has designed a new primary school building in Perth’s Highgate that offers both intimacy and engagement with its inner-suburban context.
A garden pavilion designed by Christopher Polly Architect provides a striking counterpoint to a 1960s brick bungalow, subverting the physical and conceptual limitations of an “unapologetically suburban” setting.
London-based architecture firm Universal Design Studio with Mather Architecture has restored and redeveloped the historic Canberra Centre into a sophisticated urban retail precinct.
A collaboration between five architectural practices, RMIT University’s New Academic Street revels in diversity as a series of “theatrical stage sets” reinvigorates utilitarian buildings and reconnects them to their urban setting.
GHDWoodhead’s transformation of the 1970s Geelong headquarters of Victoria’s largest urban water corporation into a striking contemporary office is symbolic of the urban renewal at the regional city’s cultural and civic heart.
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.
Working within tight budgetary constraints, Bark Design Architects’ Curra Community Hall elegantly reinterprets a regional typology to create a flexible and memorable space for a small rural community.
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.
Subverting the traditional suburban layout, this robust, materially honest house by Those Architects creates a series of interconnected indoor and outdoor spaces across an unremarkable Freshwater block.
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.