Unfolding behind a facade just 3.7 metres wide, this light-filled and spatially expansive house provides a blueprint for successful urban infill projects.
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.
Sibling Architecture strikes a good balance between function and delight in this accessible home office in inner-city Melbourne.
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.”
A focus on craft and making provides this radically reconfigured apartment with a sense of warmth and tactile materiality, enhancing its stunning views.
In country Victoria, Six Degrees Architects has created six guest suites that reflect Brae restaurant’s passion for local character and flavour.
Cassandra Chilton of Rush Wright Associates reviews the 2017 NGV Architecture Commission by Retallack Thompson and Other Architects and finds, among other things, the “best place in Melbourne this summer for a warm afternoon snooze.”
Textural, architecturally sparse and experimental, Dilettante’s new flagship store in Perth, designed by Ohlo Studio, celebrates the theatrical and subversive presentation of clothing that the brand is known for.
Inside one of Sydney’s most well loved and iconic twentieth-century buildings, Archer Office has sensitively created a new communal workspace for Endeavour Drinks Group.
A celebration of the process and legacy of making, this house by Local Architecture transcends its modest site and budget through strategic manipulations of light and form.
A modernist-inspired rural retreat, this semidetached pavilion by Branch Studio Architects responds meaningfully to its landscape and to the trees that determined its design.
Replacing a 1940s weatherboard cottage, this pragmatic new beach house by Polly Harbison Design responds sensitively to its environment while resisting the temptation to hide.
Tanner Architects maximizes panoramic views and light in a relaxed living environment in the spirit of a beach house.
A new house by John Wardle Architects that establishes direct connection with the “civic heart” of Ballarat and its community.
The Rose Bay House by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects offers a journey that’s much like walking through a forest.
On a 126-square-metre site in suburban Sydney, Hill Thalis’s Studios 54 demonstrates how small sites can be used inventively to make the city richer and more diverse.
Practice as critique, and architect as heritage activist. In restoring Karl Langer’s 1954 shopfront, Riddel Architecture challenges the canon of Australian architectural modernism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An alteration and addition by AM Architecture responds to the layered history of a Melbourne house.
Melocco & Moore crafts a meticulous addition to a Victorian waterfront villa in Sydney.
An idiosyncratic 1960s home brought gently into the twenty-first century, without losing its original charm.
Designed by Architectus, this lecture theatre at the University of Melbourne has the exquisite quality of natural light.
Designed by Fiona Lynch, Melbourne restaurant Prix Fixe merges metallics, marble and concrete to create an interior with a sense of theatre.
A landscape of strong horizontal lines with rolling hills inspired the form of this house.
Tanner Kibble Denton Architects reconfigure a rarity in inner Sydney – a timber cottage with an adjacent stable building.
In New York’s trendy Tribeca, New Zealand architects Fearon Hay have designed a world class apartment full of unique charm.
A terrace house renovation by Adrian Amore Architects with a stair that functions as much more than just vertical circulation.
An adaption of a beachside terrace by Archer Office that feels “generous, considerate and creative.”
Showing restraint and simplicity, a new home by Powell and Glenn is animated by the changing light and shade.
Denton Corker Marshall has navigated the challenging requirements for a new embassy in Jakarta, creating a forthright yet finessed complex that successfully evokes a sense of “Australianness.”
Drawing in surrounding bushland and establishing new internalized landscapes, this new home intimately engages with its context and climate.
A beach house by Rosevear Architects provides a platform from which to appreciate the views.
Astute planning and subtlety of detail assure a seamless transition between old and new parts of this refined residence.
A standout view enjoyed from a series of thoughtfully designed spaces in this house by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects.
In a true democratization of space, BVN’s Sydney studio consists of one single open-plan floor.
Ola Studio take cues, but not directly, from the existing 1880s home to create Garth House.
In Waterloo, Sydney, design firm BrandWorks has used a little thing called luck to create So 9, a refined and minimal Vietnamese restaurant.
Jule House by Claire Humphreys and Kevin O’Brien Architects delicately references a family’s past while offering a setting for contemporary living.
This flexible family home, the practice’s first built project, accommodates two households in one and delivers a series of seductive architectural volumes.
Small but clever alterations have been made to a house on a tiny site, opening the interior to the courtyard and giving a new meaning to the concept of “in.”
Coy Yiontis creates a steeply pitched contemporary home for a mature couple to enjoy into their retirement.
The Fat Duck’s time in Melbourne may be over but Bates Smart has transformed the space into Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, a permanent restaurant at Crown Melbourne inspired by historic British gastronomy.
Built in 1932 as a beacon of hope during the Depression, Melbourne’s gothic, art deco masterpiece has been restored.
The new Norton Rose offices by Carr Design Group.
Within a high-tech tower, new offices by Hassell bring an earthiness in response to the setting.
The new jewel of Crown Towers’ restaurant precinct, by Blainey North.
Richard Kirk’s design of the new ABC headquarters in Brisbane makes it a cultural landmark.
Architect Michael Rayner’s family home is a complex manipulation of shadow and light.
Nino Bellantonio, AiL Studio and Joanna Nelson Architect enhance the social character of a 1950s Canberra courtyard home.
Between forest and sea on the edge of the Tasman National Park, two pavilions fit snugly into the steep landscape.
Sydney-based duo Noxon Giffen transform an ordinary 1960s brick house into an extraordinary destination.
The vision of Luis Barragán’s protégé Andrés Casillas is brought to fruition by Evolva Architects in this intriguing denizen of suburban Melbourne.
An exploration of the idea of openness and how this might affect the way the owners experience climate and landscape.
This Melbourne home by Neil Architecture is designed according to its relationship with its outdoor spaces.
Astute planning by Architect Prineas makes a holiday home comfortable for large or small family gatherings.
Mim Design softens the scale of a Federation home with a series of connected living spaces.
A multisensory installation by London design practice Studio Toogood that demystifies wine.