This prestigious beachside apartment building by Virginia Kerridge Architect stands out from its neighbours by virtue of its articulate materiality and sensitive human scale.
Balancing a sense of solidity with a contrasting spatial lightness, this 1960s house is indicative of the enduring relevance of architect Peter Heathwood.
Sheona Thomson considers the lasting impact of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games venues on communities, “where arguably infrastructure is playing catch-up to growth.”
Simultaneously a contained and open structure, this calming sanctuary embraces its subtropical setting while defending the interior from rainforest insects.
Imbued with an Italian influence, this worker’s cottage has been transformed by Cavill Architects into an imaginary “ruin” that honours the poetics of decay.
In its design of a veterinary hospital for a rapidly growing suburb north of Brisbane, Vokes and Peters has returned to basics, catering to staff, clients and animals with “precision and care.”
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Extending ideas about climate-responsive architecture and responding to its campsite-like site, this new home by Sparks Architects is poetic and emotionally charged.
Embodying its local beachside context, this alteration and addition reconsiders the suburban status quo.
This modest home, designed in the late 1970s by Rodney Chambers for himself and his family, is grounded within the beauty of the surrounding garden.
Representing the socially conscious ideologies of its designers, this cleverly stitched-together, barn-like family home is “engaging, honest and refreshingly straightforward.”
Drawing in surrounding bushland and establishing new internalized landscapes, this new home intimately engages with its context and climate.
James Davidson Architect’s first hurdle in creating “the best reef house in the world” was designing how to build it, rather than what to build.
Architects North has created a curious and elegant self-generated development in the Townsville suburb of West End that was conceived as “a breathe of fresh air.”
A Japanese–Australian collaboration between Tato Architects and Phorm Architecture and Design has resulted in an unusual hybrid of contemporary Japanese design and the local Queensland vernacular.
M3architecture took inspiration from a labyrinthian library featured in a children’s book for the design of this research and learning centre at Brisbane Girls Grammar School.
The spirit and character of a modest postwar bungalow have been retained and celebrated by its architect-owner, who has reconnected the home to its backyard.
James Russell Architect has employed complex layers of enclosure and transparency in the design of this home, inviting comparison with breezeblock houses of the Gold Coast of the past.
Responding to a brief that included the request, “I don’t want to be an architectural victim,” Michael Banney and Michael Christensen used a healthy mix of self-doubt, excitement and earnestness to create Hamilton House, one of their first projects.
Charles Wright Architects has created a dynamic new science building for Trinity Anglican School in Far North Queensland, responding to both program and climate with lyrical pragmatism.
Richards and Spence has made a significant contribution to a whole fragment of Brisbane, using a rich and distinctive design language across a range of works for the James Street precinct.
Designed in 1974, this climate-responsive, twelve-sided home in the Brisbane bush combines a sophisticated design concept with a structural system of exceptional economy.
Designed according to the philosophy that “less is more,” this layered family home by People Oriented Design offers an engaging contribution to the conversation about twenty-first-century Queensland architecture.