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Lean-2 by Ben Callery Architects
Lean-2 Flips the Typical Lean-to on Its Head to Create a Sunny Home
Lean-tos aren't renowned for their good design, but rethinking the classic design led to a functional and flexible home for this family.
Allan Street House by Gardiner Architects
A Compact Addition Creates a Comfortable and Sustainable Home
Living in the inner-city means trading space for convenience. This project shows you, that trade-off isn't so bad.
Skyline House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects
A Home in a Bushfire-prone Area That Doesn't Feel Like a Bunker
The clever design for this challenging site allows the home to deal with the threat of bushfire, while still taking in the views.
Brunswick House by Winwood Mckenzie Architecture
House With Two Distinct Personalities: Winter Cosy to Summer Breezy
Can a house be both a cosy refuge and open to the outdoors to create a breezy outdoor room? In this case, it can!
Parmelia Street House by Philip Stejskal Architects
New Home Built Around a Century Old Cottage With Sentimental Value
How do you extend an old cottage which used to belong to the client's mother? By reinterpreting the original cottage, that's how...
Bluebird Duplex by
Two New Townhouses for an Adventurous Architectural Photographer
A creative design for two new townhouses defies many of the qualities of these types of developments to create bright and breezy homes.
Arrow House by Mark Lam Architect
A Striking Angular Addition Helps to Draw Fresh Air Through this Home
A surprising, angular addition pops out of the rear of this home, but it does more than just look dramatic...
Side Yard House by Andrew Child Architecture
The Clever Reason to Skip a Backyard in Favour of a Side Yard Instead
If your backyard doesn't face north, create a long side yard instead so you can enjoy the benefits of natural light and passive design.
South Melbourne Beach House by Topology Studio
A Light-filled Beach House Just Two Kilometres from the City?
With an incredible site just one street from the beach and close to the city, these architects built their ideal family home.
St Kilda Apartment Renovation by
The Surprising Way They Managed to Extend This First Floor Apartment
Originally a simple apartment renovation project turned into something more after discovering air rights would allow them to extend...
Macmasters Beach House by buck&simple
This Modern Beach House Design Celebrates its Spectacular Location
A modern beach house design replaces the ageing cottage on a property that has been in the family for over 50 years.
Cecil Street House by Chan Architecture
Laser Cut Screen Shields Addition and References Heritage Building
The lace-like screen protecting the rear of this home is a way to tie old and new together while also dealing with practicalities.
BENT Annexe by Bent Architecture
A Light-filled Annexe-like Addition Opens This Home Up to the Garden
Like an annexe attached to the side of this solid home, BENT Annexe is an open-plan living area that feels more like a garden room.
Nat's House by Studio Prineas
New Addition Steps Down Half a Level to Reunite House and Garden
Previously cut off from the backyard by a hefty level change, this new addition flows effortlessly between inside and out.
Surfmist House by Sandy Anghie Architect
This Beachside Home Goes From Daggy and Confused to Surfmist Cool
Friends said they were brave to buy their home. But who's laughing now after a breezy makeover transforms this 1970s hot mess.
Five Yards House by Archier
A New Home Defined and Enlarged By Its Connection to the Garden
A relatively modest-sized home feels more spacious and comfortable thanks to its connection to and interaction with five garden spaces.
Type Street Apartment by Tsai Design
This Compact Apartment is Like a Transformer to Maximise Space
A tired 1970s apartment undergoes a massive transformation without relocating structure or services.
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.
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