Presenting as three sibling buildings on the city skyline, International Towers Sydney by Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners reconciles a tower and podium dichotomy with robust honesty of expression.
Make Architecture’s addition to a two-bedroom house in Abbotsford reflects the area’s industrial aesthetic while working hard to offer sanctuary and suburban amenity.
Making clever use of an extreme slope, this robust and detail-focused addition to a weatherboard cottage by Welsh and Major Architects extends across its site like a telescope, creating open, calm spaces in dense inner-Sydney.
On a highly conspicuous site on Sydney’s North Bondi beach, Sam Crawford Architects with Lymesmith has artfully integrated a wealth of amenity for beachgoers into this small public building.
Underpinned by the ethos and architectural language of the Sunshine Coast, this new hospital by Architectus and HDR is a robust response to operational and climatic requirements.
Combining a kinetic timber facade and a typology more often associated with slick glass, FJMT has created this “sublime” office tower that is tuned to the history of its harbour-side site and is “intrinsically Sydney.”
Taking aesthetic cues from Nordic modernism and conceptual inspiration from the Antarctic, this family home by Breathe Architecture eschews polarization in favour of a consistent design language.
Designed in 2005, this terrace house renovation assisted Christopher Polly in a transition from full-time employment to embark on the journey of establishing his own practice.
The original plan of this semidetached home has been “unlocked” by Marston Architects to allow light and air into an elegant and finely detailed alteration and addition.
Cox Architecture has harnessed the full potential of parametric design to create a “taut and elegant” velodrome at Brisbane’s Sleeman Sports Complex, inspired by the speed, precision and expertise of track cycling.
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.
In Balmoral House by Collins and Turner a choreographed and artful sequence of layered internal and external spaces is contained within a building form that belies its size.
This beachside home by Stuart Tanner Architects is precise without being overly fussy, facilitating a relaxed lifestyle with a measured sense of order and grandeur.
The cultural heritage of the clients subtly influenced this reworking of a 19th century row house in Melbourne’s Carlton by Sonelo Design Studio.
This renovation of a dark terrace house by Wolveridge Architects has resulted in a contemporary, light-filled home with striking timber elements and comfortable connections to nature.
This multiresidential design by Spaceagency Architects contributes to a local canon of intriguing medium-density projects in Perth with “deep pragmatism” and “tactile and poetic sensitivity.”
Designed while he was living in London, Justin Noxon’s first house was for his brother and sister-in-law as stage one of a masterplan for Main Ridge Dairy. Now, fourteen years later, Justin reflects on this project and the lessons it taught him.
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 home, completed in 1987 by Peter Stronach for a Sydney advertising executive, has lost its original bold external colour, but it has retained its design flair and spatial drama.
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.
This assured building by Richard Kirk Architect and Hassell enriches learning for the creative disciplines at the Queensland University of Technology, encouraging students to “lead the culture” in the spaces.
Emblematic of a generational shift in thinking about housing, this development of three apartments by David Barr Architects is an example of affordability by design.
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.
This apartment renovation by Retallack Thompson overcomes spatial challenges to add character and charm.
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.
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.
A new set of five apartments by Smart Design Studio discreetly wraps around an existing terrace facade, while announcing itself to the street in a bold, white sculptural form.
On a beachfront site at Byron Bay, Shane Thompson Architects has created a multifarious resort complex comprised of neutrally toned cabins and a striking main building with double curved roof forms.
The latest addition to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, by PTW Architects with landscape architecture by McGregor Coxall, presents a striking geometric volume that is a protective layer and a lens that frames cinematic moments.
Extending ideas about climate-responsive architecture and responding to its campsite-like site, this new home by Sparks Architects is poetic and emotionally charged.