Rebels rejoice. This week we set out to defy all of the rules.

We started Monday with a modern home in the middle of a street filled with quaint old Queenslanders (the architectural equivalent of a bright pink mo-hawk in the middle of a business meeting), but we think Laneway House pulls it off, what do you think?

On Tuesday we took a look at an extension to an Art Deco home that's not afraid to show off it's modern style. While Wednesday we worried about the fearless family who sit casually on the edge of their first floor at THAT House (seriously, what are they doing up there?), which dared to be defiantly smaller than its overgrown neighbours.

Blueys Beach House isn't your classic beach shack. But rather than joining a growing wave of boring suburban houses that just happen to be close to the beach, Bluey's is different. This home is designed in the spirit of those old shacks, but with modern living and connection to the outdoors at the forefront. It doesn't sound so controversial when you put it like that...

Finally we finished the week with a beer (obviously) and a home that goes against everything I tell you - it doesn't face North(!) - but still manages to work (really well, actually).

The overly obedient might want to look away, because rules are about to be broken...

Laneway House Outdoor Areas, Plywood, Concrete Floors, Outdoor Dining, Dining Areas, Ceiling Fans

Covered Outdoor Dining Spills Onto a Courtyard in This Tropical Home

By creating outdoor covered spaces for dining and car parking Laneway House manages to pack a lot of space onto a tight site.

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Cumquat Tree hosue Fireplaces, Outdoor Areas, Timber Deck, Folding Doors, Steel Cladding

Outdoor 'Rooms' Create the Perfect Breakout Zones for This Home

The reordering and extension of this Art Deco home frames a view of an existing and prolific cumquat tree at the rear of the property.

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THAT House Urban Homes, Timber Houses, Outdoor Areas, Swimming Pools

THAT House Defies Its Neighbours In Every (Good) Way Possible

A new home in a neighbourhood of large houses scales back the status quo to provide ‘just the right amount of space’ for a family.

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Blueys Beach House Outdoor Areas, Plywood

Blueys Beach House is a Modern Take on the Traditional Beach Shack

This modern beach house wraps around courtyards and open spaces to blur the lines between inside and out - perfect for a beach retreat.

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Brunswick East House

C House Prioritises Volume and Light Play Over Excessive Floor Space

Sandwiched between weatherboard cottages in Brunswick East, C House breaks with convention to create a warm, unique and nuanced home.

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