Archive | Introduction to Houses 119.
Projects | A compact and sustainable house by Coda Studio that prioritizes connection to family and community encapsulates the progressive ideals of the architects who call it home.
Archive | Introduction to Houses 118.
Projects | Weaving elements of the old building fabric in with the new, in some places overtly and in others organically, gives Balmain Semi by CO-AP and Nick Bell Architects a feeling of harmony.
Review | Curated by Anita Panov and Andrew Scott of Panovscott, A Small Exhibition, currently on show at the Tin Sheds Gallery at The University of Sydney, asks us to question how much space we really need to live comfortably.
Projects | 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.
Projects | 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.”
Projects | 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.
Projects | 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.
Projects | 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.
Projects | This apartment renovation by Retallack Thompson overcomes spatial challenges to add character and charm.
Projects | 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.
Projects | Carefully attuned to its site, this alteration and addition to a inter-war Queenslander by Vokes and Peters is about “making minimum disturbance while achieving maximum impact.”
Projects | 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.
Projects | Extending ideas about climate-responsive architecture and responding to its campsite-like site, this new home by Sparks Architects is poetic and emotionally charged.
Projects | This new extension by BLOXAS is a private garden sanctuary in more ways than one, as an escape from modern city life and as a place of retreat for a client who suffers from a chronic sleep disorder.
Projects | This new home by Chenchow Little is a private sanctuary that maximizes the impressive panoramic views to the Pacific Ocean, while also contributing to the neighbourhood itself.
Projects | Embodying its local beachside context, this alteration and addition reconsiders the suburban status quo.
Projects | With a wink to the brick cottage’s Arts and Crafts heritage, this addition by Tribe Studio relaxes the home’s original formality, brings focus to the garden and offers thoughtful elements of surprise.
Projects | This reductive addition to a four-room cottage by Panov Scott endeavours to “find the essential” and in doing so, embraces human comfort and cumulative experience.