Tag: Revisited

Enveloped by a broad gable roof, Porter House is designed across a split-level plan that works with the fall of the site.
Projects | Simon Reeves | 11 Mar 2020

Revisited: Porter House

Located in Warrandyte, Victoria, Porter House launched the practice of young mid-century architect Albert Ross, who had cut his teeth working at celebrated studio Grounds, Romberg and Boyd.

Reminiscent of Japanese techniques, some windows have been replaced with screens of translucent polycarbonate.
Projects | Peter Tonkin | 10 Feb 2020

Bushland machine: Osborne House

With a panorama of bush and water as its backdrop, the design for this house, built in 1995, uses materials and details reminiscent of wooden boatbuilding to immerse those who dwell there in the magic of the surrounds.

The single gable roof and expansive plate glass windows make for breezy interiors befitting a coastal location.
Projects | Philip Goad | 24 Apr 2019

Revisited: Bridgford House 1953

Thanks to dutiful custodianship and light-handed restoration, Bridgford House, designed in 1953, is transportive. Harking back to 1950s summer vacations, the house in Black Rock, Victoria, is a testament to Good Life Modernism.

Revisited: Cammeray House
Projects | Peter Tonkin | 11 Jan 2019

Revisited: Cammeray House

Imbued with a classical sensibility tempered by moments of inventive wit, Luigi Rosselli Architects’ meticulously crafted first house – designed for the family of INXS’s Kirk Pengilly – represents the best of postmodern architecture.

There is a Japanese-like style to the pared-back, precisely proportioned frame and fitout of the house.
Projects | Rachel Hurst | 22 Aug 2018

Revisited: Dickson House

One of Adelaide’s best maintained examples of mid-century residential architecture, this 1958 house offers a model of clarity for what matters in daily life.

Taking pride of place in this adult’s retreat, the living room opens to the northerly waterfront terrace through floor-to-ceiling glass.
Projects | Peter Salhani | 4 May 2018

Revisited: Pitt Point House

Built on a long, narrow site in 1985, this meticulously crafted island retreat designed by Ken Woolley blends seamlessly with its environment, while reading as a small village of interconnected buildings and shapes.

A feeling of spatial lightness pervades the experience of the house from within.
Projects | Alice Hampson and Jason Haigh | 10 Apr 2018

Revisited: Fulcher Residence

Balancing a sense of solidity with a contrasting spatial lightness, this 1960s house is indicative of the enduring relevance of architect Peter Heathwood.

The original bright colours of the house have been painted over, first in deep red, and then in white and black, as it appears now.
Projects | David Clark | 30 Aug 2017

Revisited: Jersey House by Peter Stronach

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.

The modernist house relies on the landscape and streets as an extension of the home.
Projects | James Russell | 12 Jul 2017

Revisited: Chambers House

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.

Entered at the base of a short cul-de-sac, the McDonald-Smith House is stretched across a wedge-shaped site.
Projects | Harriet Edquist | 12 May 2017

Revisited: McDonald-Smith House

The complex geometries, rugged forms and textures of this home in Melbourne’s Kew, completed in 1969, reveal and enhance the patterns of everyday life.

Surrounding vegetation helps to maintain a cool microclimate and provides privacy from river traffic and neighbours.
Projects | Michelle Bailey | 22 Feb 2017

Revisited: Winterwood by Don Woolard

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.

The Evans House is set well back from the road on a sharp slope, rising fortress-like from the hillside.
Projects | Eugenie Keefer Bell | 29 Nov 2016

Revisited: Evans House by Enrico Taglietti and Associates

This early 1970s structure holds a commanding presence on its sloped site, demonstrating skilful choreography of the experience of arrival and considered layering of horizontal and vertical planes.

Sitting high among the hills, the Kangaloon House opens out to breathtaking views to the east.
Projects | Nikita Notowidigdo | 17 Oct 2016

Revisited: Kangaloon House

Designed as a country retreat, this environmentally sustainable home is a curious fusion of a vernacular barn-like aesthetic and a modern architectural language.

The expressive structure defines the form and interior volumes of the Butterfly House.
Projects | Paul Morgan | 7 Sep 2016

Revisited: Butterfly House by Chancellor & Patrick

Designed in 1955 by Chancellor & Patrick for Gerald and Ellen McCraith as a holiday house, this home captures the optimism of Australian beach culture at the time.

A flat-topped weatherboard wall sits between steel posts exposed at the corners, giving the house a crisp profile on approach.
Projects | Jason Haigh | 9 May 2016

Munro House (1980) revisited

Teaming reductive simplicity in section with an irregular floor plan that responds to the bushland setting, this home is still an instructive source of delight thirty-five years after completion.

The original brief for the Stone House was for a modest dwelling with light, greenery and open space that could potentially accommodate children. Artwork: Asha Bilu.
Projects | Jacqui Alexander | 16 Mar 2016

Stone House (1953) revisited

Designed in 1953 by Robin Boyd for Victor and Peggy Stone, this modest home in Melbourne’s Eaglemont reflected the progressive attitudes of its owners.

When viewed from the street, the large, red front door is framed by an aedicular portal in the faux ruined garden wall.
Projects | Leon van Schaik | 21 Oct 2015

Painterly vision: Crigan House

Allan Powell’s distinctive St Kilda home, that “reveals a Palladian strand in its lineage … a structure designed to host parties.”

The Romberg House reflects the architect’s early training and interest in vernacular German and Swiss rural buildings.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 8 Jul 2015

Romberg House (1941) revisited

Featuring the elegant proportions of early modernism and the architect’s signature streamlined forms, this home was designed and built in 1941 by Frederick Romberg for his family.

The design is specific to the harsh microclimate of the hilltop, weighing panoramic views against privacy for daily living.
Projects | Daniel Lane | 13 Apr 2015

First house: Preston Lane

Preston Lane Architects’ Daniel Lane revisits Bonnet Hill House, the practice’s first project from 2004.

The house responds to the steep, sometimes water-soaked site by standing in the tree canopy.
Projects | Fergus Scott | 19 Mar 2015

West Head House (1987) revisited

Designed in 1987 by Peter Stutchbury and Phoebe Pape as their own home, this house is an exploration in living with landscape.

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