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House for Three Generations by po-co Architecture
How to Design a House for Three Generations Under the One Roof
Increasingly, multi-generational families are choosing to live together. In this case, how do we design homes which cater for everyone?
Altona Lightbox by OMG Architects
Dark and Pensive on the Outside, but It's a Different Story Inside
As soon as you enter the front door of this 1950s home, you are drawn to the light and openness of the new, rear addition.
Clifton Hill House by Field Office Architecture
Terrace Addition Creates a Light-filled Home and Studio for an Artist
By designing a new, open-plan addition to this heritage home, the owner has a light-filled space to inspire his creativity.
Kew Villa by McManus Lew Architects
A 1960s Unit Is Transformed Into a Modern Family Home
Buying an extra slice of land from the owners' corporation enabled this 1960s one-bedroom unit to become a modern three-bedroom home.
Suntrap House by Anderson Architecture
A Clever Addition Traps the Sun to Keep This Home Comfortable
This family were miserable in their south-facing living areas, but thanks to a clever addition, their home is now light and bright.
Split End House by Mártires Doyle Architects
Split End House's Cranking and Splitting Roof Lets Light In
A south-facing backyard can feel like a curse, but an unconventional roofline could come to the rescue to let direct natural light in.
Falconer Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio
A Minimal Renovation Maximises the Connection to the Outdoors
A strong visual and physical connection to the garden is achieved without significantly altering this inner-city terrace.
Ascot Vale Micro Addition by Drawing Room Architecture
Micro Addition Tucks Much-needed Second Bathroom into Narrow Setback
It's not the size of an addition that counts, it's the functionality it adds to your home. This micro addition achieves hefty results.
First Lessons House by Ray Dinh Architecture
Getting the Basics Right Helps Architect Nail His First Solo Project
The careful siting of this new home helps it take full advantage of the sun and embrace a beautiful, bushy site.
The Shadow House by Nic Owen Architects
A 'Shadow' of This Heritage Home Shows Us How You Extend Respectfully
Extending heritage homes respectfully is a challenge. Allowing this addition to recede into the shadows was the sensitive approach.
Gresham Street House by Jackson Teece
An Eco-friendly Addition Reinterprets a Classic Queenslander
New additions help this home to perform more like a traditional Queenslander, helping it fit perfectly with its site and climate.
Blinco Street House by Philip Stejskal Architects
What Role Do Our Homes Play in Helping Us Recover and Reset?
Settling into regular life takes some adjustment for a fly-in-fly-out worker who spends a month away from home. This new home helps.
Binary House by Christopher Polly Architects
Contrasting Addition Complements a Sixties Yellow Brick Home
The good qualities of both old and new are highlighted by creating an addition which is the binary opposite of the original.
Tetris Extension by Crosshatch
This Extension Is Arranged Like a Game of Tetris to Maximise Space
On a tight, south-facing site, the various spaces of this addition are expertly arranged to ensure maximum benefit with minimal fuss.
Aireys Ramp House by Irons McDuff Architecture
This Beach House Wraps Around Itself to Protect from the Elements
Living near the beach has its pros and cons. A great beach house needs to embrace the sunshine while protecting from cold ocean winds.
Brick Aperture House by Kreis Grennan Architecture
A New Addition Frames a Leafy Outlook in the Backyard of This Home
The aperture-like addition to this heritage home carefully frames the best views and lets light into the new living spaces.
House A by Walter&Walter
This Suburban Home Finds a Unique Way to Connect with the Landscape
From the street, this looks like a house with no windows, but once inside you realise it's the exact opposite...
House Burch by Those Architects
A Breezy Beach House Designed for Byron Bay's Sub-tropical Climate
Sub-tropical climates require a special approach to design to ensure they are comfortable in the sticky summers and the cool winters.
Ballarat East House by Porter Architects
Timber Inside and Out Helps This Home Fit Into Its Bushy Site
When the inhabitants of your suburban fringe block include a number of old native trees, mimic their style and go timber all over.
Coburg North House by Baker Drofenik Architects
The Outlook of this 1940s Home Just Got a Lot Brighter...
A new addition prioritises light and a connection to the garden, transforming this 1940s house into an uplifting and modern home.
Outside In House by MODO Architecture
Outside In House: This Modern Extension Doesn't Steal the Limelight
This modern addition is more like a supporting actor, allowing the charm and beauty of the original home to shine through.
The Peak by Grimshaw Architects
An Affordable and Sustainable Tiny House (With a Heart)
Just because this tiny house is affordable, sustainable and socially responsible doesn't mean it's not stylish to boot...
House with a Guest Room by Andrew Power
A House with a Guest Room is Created with Three Simple Pavilions
At this minimal home, the space in between the living area and bedrooms is just as crucial as the spaces themselves.
Oikos Breakneck Gorge by Robert Nichol & Sons
A Short-term Home Away From Home Where Quality Trumps Quantity
Oikos, ancient Greek for 'home', is a short-term rental demonstrating luxury is achievable if we down-size our ambitions.
Green Shutter House by OOF! Architects
A Dour Old Post Office Finds Its Mojo As a Sunny Summer Beach House
A house that was once a post office felt frustratingly disconnected from the outdoors has been transformed into a breezy beach house.
L-House by Alexander Symes Architect
From Partially Completed Project Home to Modern, Energy Efficient Home
Working with what was already there to create a modern family home had its challenges on this bushland site in the Blue Mountains.
Garden Studio by MODO Architecture
Don't Build Over Your Garden, Grow Your Garden Up Instead!
Instead of sacrificing their productive garden, plants are encouraged to grow up the walls of this clever backyard studio.
Project Nymph by Zen Architects
What If Your Home Felt More Like Living in a Garden?
This home takes advantage of its location near the Botanic Gardens to create a living area which feels like an extension of the garden.
Nulla Vale House and Shed by MRTN Architects
An Off-Grid, Back-to-Basics Retreat Connects This Couple to the Land
This warm, textural home creates a connection to place, captures views and creates a humble retreat from the elements (and the city).
Burrill Lake House by Jost Architects
This Classic Fibro Beach Shack is Updated for a Young Family
This home holds special memories for the architect, Pat Jost, making it important to retain the elements that fill it with character.
Selby Aura Family Home by Drawing Room Architecture
What a Difference Fresh Colours, New Joinery and Great Lighting Makes
This home had good bones, but forty years of use left it feeling tired. A clever facelift offers a fresh start for its new owners.
Buxton House by Anchor Homes
Can You Guess What Sets This Home Apart from the Rest?
Opening onto a huge deck, with incredible views from every room, you'll never guess what makes this country home so unique.
Micro Addition by Cathi Colla Architects
Could a Micro Addition Be All You Need to Transform Your Home?
We've heard of tiny houses and micro-apartments, but could a micro addition be the answer to your space issues? Let's see...
Urban Barnyard by Inbetween Architecture
Urban Barnyard House Is Home to a Family and Their Chickens and Bees
Hiring an architect to design your new home or renovation is a big commitment. So how do you know you're making the right choice?
Boston Villa by Nest Architects
Abandoned for Years, This Elegant Villa Is Now a Sustainable Home
This house had become a squat and burnt down during the design stage, but Dean and Lisa transformed it into a modern, sustainable home.
Two Pavilion House by
Two Pavilions Prove a Creative Solution to a Challenging Site
Splitting this home into two separate pavilions creates flexible spaces which also solves a number of challenges.
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