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Splice House by Stukel Architecture
Splice House Fuses Old and New With Sneaky Precision
In an area with challenging heritage overlays, Splice House fits an impressive modern addition within the allowable setbacks...
Courtyard House by Elaine Richardson Architect
Creating an Urban Oasis on a Tight and Narrow (5 Metre Wide) Site
Courtyard House makes the most of a narrow, inner-city site, creating an urban oasis for a family of five now and into the future.
Albert Park Modular Extension by Modscape
How Would You Like Your Extension Installed in a Day?
With modular, off-site construction you can remove the headaches of extending your home and still end up with a beautiful result.
Tropical Beach House by Renato D'Ettorre Architects
Lock and Leave Tropical Hideaway Is a Perfect Escape for This Family
This tropical home locks down when it's not being used, but when it's open, it embraces the natural landscape in every direction...
Tiny Haus by Ironbark Architecture
Fitting a Family of Four in 32m²: How Much Space Do You Really Need?
The secret to this Tiny Haus's success? Creating easy access to the outdoors, so 32 square metres doesn't feel like 32 square metres.
Elm Street House by Gardiner Architects
Renovating a House to Better Suit Your Lifestyle
The small, pokey and often dark spaces of many older homes don’t provide the space young families need, but you can change that...
Paddock House by Archterra Architects
This Home Sits Comfortably on an Expansive Rural Property
Oriented for passive heating and cooling and taking in stunning views of the landscape, Paddock House feels right at home in the bush.
Little at Large by Khab Architects
This Compact Home Makes the Most of its Dramatic Rural Site
Celebrating an incredible rural site, this eco-friendly home opens up to the views, basks in the sun and collects all its own water.
Origami Fold House by SG2 Design
Folding the Roofline of an Addition Creates an Unexpected Delight
The carefully crafted folds of the ancient art of origami create something new and unexpected. It's a similar story with this reno...
Open up and let me in by Hobbs Jamieson Architecture
Open Up and Let Me In: a Simple, But Inspired Transformation
A new covered deck is the showpiece of this home's transformation, drawing its owners out to enjoy the backyard.
Seven Seat House by Kitty Lee Architecture
Seven Seats Around an Island Bench is Perfect for a Dinner Party
What this home lacks in a dining room is made up for with a fun, communal island bench for seven: a perfect way to host a dinner party.
Pleated House by Megowan Architectural
You Can't Design a Flat, Boring Roof When Your Client's a Roof Plumber
With a folded roof form and charred timber cladding, Pleated House has plenty of flair for its design-conscious owners.
Anti-terrace by Nikhila Madabhushi Architecture
Anti-terrace Gives a Cheeky Middle Finger to Its Neighbours
If the stress of renovating isn't enough for you, here's a way to step it up a gear: base your deadline around the arrival of a baby!
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.
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