Tag: Small projects

The Fabshack project in the Blue Mountains is a case study in prefabrication and minimizing waste.
Projects | Rebecca Gross | 8 Apr 2019

Flexible thinking: Fabshack

Innovative thinking lies behind this compact and distinctive cabin. Designed and built by its owner, the project tests prefabricated components to develop an efficient and flexible building typology.

80hz: Sound Lab by Thomas Wing-Evans.
News | Patrick Hunn | 17 Oct 2018

Pavilion at State Library of NSW converts paintings into sound

An interactive sound pavilion at the State Library of New South Wales allows visitors to “listen” to paintings from the library’s collection.

Small in scale but big in ideas, A Small Exhibition documents twenty projects by twenty architecture studios (many emerging) that raise just as many questions as answers.
Review | Heidi Dokulil | 6 Sep 2017

A Small Exhibition: How scaling down can offer more joyful ways of living

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.

The Piano Mill is a collaboration between architect Bruce Wolfe, composer Erik Griswold and artistic director Vanessa Tomlinson.

Set to music: The Piano Mill

A collaboration between an architect, a composer and an artistic director, The Piano Mill by Conrad Gargett is simultaneously a building, a site-specific artwork and “a mega instrument.”

The entrance deck with double-height void. 
Across the harbour is a former prison, built during WWII, that O’Sullivan describes as “fascinating and well worth a look”.
Practice | Justine Harvey | 28 Oct 2015

Monastic view: O’Sullivan Studio

Michael O’Sullivan has an unconventional architectural approach as client, architect and builder of his Lyttelton studio.

The small-scale gallery enlivens the back garden of a house in central Victoria.
Projects | Leon van Schaik | 19 May 2014


PHTR Architects transforms the humble shed into a glimmering architectural object.

A spiral staircase makes a grand gesture in the centre of the two-storey volume.
Projects | Brett Seakins | 19 Feb 2014

North Melbourne Primary School

Workshop Architecture swaps the typical classroom model for an “internal playground”.

The Medhurst House (2008) is a simple, steel-framed glass box that cantilevers over the landscape.
Review | Brett Seakins | 30 Jan 2014

Land Art: Nine Small Buildings

Exploring the distinctive residential work of Denton Corker Marshall.

The choice of brick relates to the existing commercial context.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 24 Jan 2014

Little Brick Studio

A backyard garage and atelier completes the renovation of a Melbourne home by Make Architecture.

The multi-use space has a green roof.
Projects | Jill Pope | 3 Jan 2014

Backyard Room

A conversation about working from home kick-started ArchiBlox’s affordable prefabricated structure.

Light, airy dimensions and a modern colour palette connect the space to its inner-city, beachside location.
Projects | Jill Pope | 12 Dec 2013

Foxes Den

Hecker Guthrie creates a dynamic chicken shop, with some wily moves in materials and space.

The Sloping House in Massif Central, France.
The World | Federico Monsalve | 26 Sep 2013

Sloping House: France

Federico Monsalve finds a tiny timber structure in France a clever architectural exercise.

The facade of semicircular light boxes with the artwork on the exterior.
Review | Lucy Humphrey | 19 Sep 2013

Red Lantern

A small-scale urban intervention in Sydney’s Chinatown by Lacoste + Stevenson and Frost Design.

Profile: Regional Associates
People | Anna Tweeddale | 23 Aug 2013

Profile: Regional Associates

The upcycling architecture of Ross Langdon, Campbell Drake and Ben Milbourne.

Stawell powder magazine (c. 1875).
The World | Nigel Bertram | 2 Aug 2013

Small works: big presence

Professor Nigel Bertram reflects on the impact of small public structures in regional towns.

Nagoya house by D.I.G Architects and Nawakenji-m.
The World | Tommy Honey | 30 Jul 2013


Tommy Honey can’t decide if this tiny house on a hill in Nagoya is taking off or landing.

Dropbox by SJB is designed to offer shelter, seating and signage.
News | 22 Jul 2013

Out of the Dropbox

Emergency shelter prototype turned information kiosk for Open House Melbourne.

Howard Place, Bendigo, by Williams Boag Architects.
Projects | Jill Pope | 10 May 2013

Howard Place

A lightweight civic structure by Williams Boag Architects is embraced by the Bendigo locals.

The facade of the Lollipop House in the Seoul neighbourhood of Yongin.
The World | Federico Monsalve | 28 Mar 2013

Lollipop House

Federico Monsalve visits the Lollipop House by Moon Hoon in an aspirational concrete suburb of Seoul.