Responding to its tricky triangular block, this house by Studio Plus Three is an inversion of the traditional two-storey home , with a raised platform for living offering panoramic views and a genuine connection to the public realm.
Light-filled and airy, this dwelling by Tzannes re-imagines the suburban home and experiments with new modes of multi-generational living.
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.
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.
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.
This new apartment block by Woods Bagot with Hecker Guthrie fits neatly into the fabric of its village street, while perfectly suiting its inhabitants, who wish to simplify life.
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.
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.”
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.
Unfolding behind a facade just 3.7 metres wide, this light-filled and spatially expansive house by Woods Bagot provides a blueprint for successful urban infill projects.
Tanner Architects maximizes panoramic views and light in a relaxed living environment in the spirit of a beach house.
The Rose Bay House by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects offers a journey that’s much like walking through a forest.
Practice as critique, and architect as heritage activist. In restoring Karl Langer’s 1954 shopfront, Riddel Architecture challenges the canon of Australian architectural modernism.
Sibling Architecture strikes a good balance between function and delight in this accessible home office in inner-city Melbourne.
In Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Brighton, March Studio’s Compound House offers a considered response to site and planning constraints and continues the firm’s keen interest in experimental fabrication.
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.
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.
In New York’s trendy Tribeca, New Zealand architects Fearon Hay have designed a world class apartment full of unique charm.
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.
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 modernist-inspired rural retreat, this semidetached pavilion by Branch Studio Architects responds meaningfully to its landscape and to the trees that determined its design.
A focus on craft and making provides this radically reconfigured apartment with a sense of warmth and tactile materiality, enhancing its stunning views.
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.
Astute planning and subtlety of detail assure a seamless transition between old and new parts of this refined residence.
A beach house by Rosevear Architects provides a platform from which to appreciate the views.
A new house by John Wardle Architects that establishes direct connection with the “civic heart” of Ballarat and its community.
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.
In Waterloo, Sydney, design firm BrandWorks has used a little thing called luck to create So 9, a refined and minimal Vietnamese restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
In country Victoria, Six Degrees Architects has created six guest suites that reflect Brae restaurant’s passion for local character and flavour.
Coy Yiontis creates a steeply pitched contemporary home for a mature couple to enjoy into their retirement.
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.
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.