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.
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.
Hovering above the garage of a terrace house, this unassuming studio creates a calm space to listen to and make music, while also breathing life into an existing courtyard.
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.
A collage of the textures and colours of Fitzroy’s built history, this playful addition to an 1850s terrace by Austin Maynard Architects aims to ‘give something back’ by creating a lush oasis in the heart of the inner city.
Inspired by the tiger prawn, this terrace house renovation by Wowowa Architecture is both a gesture designed for public delight and a series of playful spaces to be privately enjoyed.
Distinctive for its geometric clarity and minimalist material palette, this precisely curated extension to an existing Queenslander by Hogg and Lamb responds to the intensity of the sun and evokes a sense of calm.
Surrounded by off-the-plan project homes on a new estate, this house by Eldridge Anderson marries pared-back simplicity with the joy of detailing to deliver an outcome that is rational rather than boisterous.
Drawing on existing constraints and opportunities, this renovation to a nineteenth-century terrace house by Tom Robertson Architects has transformed a “cramped and dark” space into a home that works perfectly for its owners.
Strategic vistas and subtle shifts in plan enhance informality and openness in this addition to a Californian bungalow by Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio.
This “low and wide” addition to a freestanding cottage by Rob Kennon Architects minimizes impact on its site and surroundings while prioritizing a life lived outdoors.
An abstraction of the postwar cottage, this addition to a Brisbane hillside house by Owen Architecture is expressed not as a fragment or extrusion but as a hipped-roof whole.
The maverick move of inserting a lush, tree and fern-filled void in the place of a front verandah distinguishes this unorthodox reworking of the Queensland cottage type.
Drawing on design details of North Melbourne’s eclectic housing stock, this addition to a grand Victorian terrace by Matt Gibson Architecture and Design delivers a cohesive and simple built form, which reveals its adaptations over time.
This bold, minimal addition to a hillside house by Preston Lane Architects makes the most of a relatively modest budget, with the new spaces designed for diverse modes of use.
Kerion Gait Architects’ elegantly crafted garden pavilion set in a newly formed landscape evokes a sense of openness and sociality, in contrast to the existing 1920s Queenslander.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.