Lunchbox Architect featured project archives

May 2014

Camelia Cottage by 4site Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Camelia Cottage: Small House Extension Makes a Massive Impact

An extremely small house extension transforms a heritage cottage. You'll be surprised the difference clever planning and small addition makes to occupants.

The Shed by Richard Peters Associates (via Lunchbox Architect)

The Shed House Will Make You Think Twice About Old Buildings

The location was right. But it would take a lot of imagination and a leap of faith to transform this dilapidated shed into a home...

Moor Street Residence by Andrew Maynard Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Moor House: How Do You Create a Home in 4.5 Meters?

Moor House's family needed was a well designed renovation to provide space and privacy for their growing children. Oh, and all within just 4.5 meters width!

Convertible Courtyards House by Christopher Megowan Design (via Lunchbox Architect)

Convertible Courtyard House: When The Clouds Roll In, So Does the Roof

As the name suggests, Convertible Courtyard House is a home that's as adaptable as a convertible car - rain, hail or shine, this house has you covered.

Dragonfly House by Built Environment Practice (via Lunchbox Architect)

Dragonfly House: Tiny Addition is a Model for Compact Living

The Dragonfly is a self-contained addition to an existing holiday home. It maximizes views and appreciation of the site as a model for compact living.

Parure House by Architects EAT (via Lunchbox Architect)

Parure House: A Dazzling Jewel in Kensington

Parure House in Melbourne's inner suburb Kensington is a matching set of separate architectural ideas. It displays a richness of detail and experience.

Elliott Ripper House by Christopher Polly Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Elliott Ripper House Pulls Off a Well Considered Extension Seamlessly

Elliott Ripper House is a prime example of how a well designed, harmonious extension can provide much more than extra floor space.

Bisley Place House by James Russell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bisley Place House: A Suburban Home With a Cheeky Twist

Bisley Place House is a suburban home built for family life and interaction. Bending the rules creates an incredible indoor-outdoor space for the family.

Bridge House by Max Pritchard Architect (via Lunchbox Architect)

Bridge House Touches the Earth Lightly -- Literally and Figuratively

Bridge House takes full advantage of a naturally stunning site, straddling a creek bed and touching the earth lightly environmentally and physically.

Fremantle Addition by Jonathan Lake Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fremantle Addition: Cottage Renovation Reinterprets Limestone Original

The difficulty of a cottage renovation is connecting old and new. Fremantle Addition reinterprets the original limestone cottage to connect with restraint.

Fitzroy North Addition by Nic Owen Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Fitzroy North Addition Defies Constraints for Affordable, Spacious Home

Tight site, stringent planning and heritage controls, and a difficult orientation -- Nic Owen Architects pull off the architectural equivalent of a miracle.

Salt River Rural Retreat by ARKit (via Lunchbox Architect)

Salt Creek: Sustainable Prefabricated Rural Retreat the Perfect Getaway

Salt Creek Rural Retreat is a one bedroom, one bathroom sustainable accommodation. The tiny prefab building enjoys beautiful views over 20 acres.

Kurreki Beach Retreat by Bourne Blue Architecture (via Lunchbox Architect)

Kurreki: Glamping Looks Good in this Back to Basics Beach Retreat

In true glamping style Kurreki Beach Retreat has real beds but opens completely onto a courtyard and uses mosquito nets and shower curtains where necessary.

Elm and Willow House by Architects EAT (via Lunchbox Architect)

Elm and Willow House: A Home That Blurs Indoors and Outdoors

Elm and Willow House's walls seem to vanish. The living area is neither indoor, nor outdoor space -- the entire yard becomes a part of the house.

Darlinghurst Terrace by Nettleton Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Darlinghurst Terrace: Heritage House Renovated for Sustainability

Old terrace houses are not the most efficient beasts. But this Darlinghurst terrace renovation proves you can have a terrace and aim for sustainability too.

Snowy Mountains House by James Stockwell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Snowy Mountains House: Living Off The Grid Never Looked This Good

Snowy Mountains House is designed for living off the grid in style. The home works with nature to resist extreme winds, collect rainwater and shed snow.

Boston Street House by James Russell Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Boston Street House: 'Builder's Special' Tranformed Into Modern Courtyard House

A Brisbane red brick spec home was showing its age. Architect James Russell cleverly transformed the dated home into a bright and modern courtyard house.

Northcote Residence by Wolveridge Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Northcote Residence: Passive Solar Extension Keeps Its Cool

Even during the heat of summer this passive solar design remained cool and kept the family comfortable. Reclaimed materials integrates with the original.

Mount Ninderry House by Sparks Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Mount Ninderry House: Low Budget Sustainable House in Picturesque Surrounds

Mount Ninderry House is a sustainable house that takes full advantage of its stunning natural setting without the extra cost. And check out that pool!

Stewart House by Chenchow Little Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Stewart House: Bushfire Proof House That's Anything But a Bunker

Bushfire regulations are a challenge. Homes can end up like bunkers. Chenchow Little's Stewart House is a bushfire proof house that doesn't sacrifice looks.

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