Lovell Burton uses agricultural materials for shed-style Australian house

Architecture studio Lovell Burton has referenced surrounding hay sheds to create a house clad in galvanised steel panels on an agricultural paddock north west of Melbourne. Designed for an author seeking a change from inner-city life, the architecture studio created Springhill House as a rural retreat and place for reflection. The house has been longlisted for […]

Luigi Rosselli Architects adds twisting stair to Sydney’s Peppertree Villa

A dramatic twisting staircase and a spacious conservatory are some of the striking features that Luigi Rosselli Architects has added to this 1920s Sydney home. The house is located in Sydney’s affluent Bellevue Hill neighbourhood and takes its name from a 100-year-old pepper tree that extends up over its roof. Originally built in the 1920s, […]

Lovell Burton completes spacious Barwon Heads House for retired couple

Thick green brush nearly conceals the slanted roof of this house near Melbourne, which architecture studio Lovell Burton has created for a retired couple and their extended family. The house is situated just 100 metres off the beach in the coastal town of Barwon Heads and has been designed by Lovell Burton to accommodate a […]

Stacked zinc boxes form multi-generational house in Melbourne

Australian architect Matt Gibson has created a multi-generational home from a stack of zinc-clad boxes on a narrow infill site in Melbourne. According to the architect multi-generational living, which is becoming increasingly prevalent in Australia, lent itself to the thin site on Wellington Street. The irregularly stacked boxes that form the house allow it to be segmented vertically to cater […]

Woods Bagot CEO’s rugged beach house evolves again

Architecture studio Woods Bagot has completed the latest stage of a weathered seaside house in Australia that has been 20 years in the making. Designed as a home for Woods Bagot CEO Nik Karalis, the St Andrews Beach Villa began in 1999 as a simple shack on Mornington Peninsula. Over the years it has gradually evolved […]

MORQ’s rammed-concrete Cloister House hides lush internal courtyard

Architecture studio MORQ has built an almost windowless house surrounding a plant-filled courtyard from rammed concrete in Perth, Australia. Italy and Australia-based architects MORQ designed Cloister House for a couple who wanted a home that would feel like a sheltered place of refuge. Cloister House sits on a plot next to a busy road on a […]

TRIAS Architects raises timber Three Piece House on a red brick base

A trio of timber-clad bungalows by TRIAS Architects form Three Piece House in Stockton, Australia, which is raised on a reclaimed brick base to protect it from the sea. Sydney-based TRIAS Architects designed Three Piece House for a family in New South Wales as a simple, single-storey dwelling close to the coast, where there are […]

Ian Moore Architects converts Sydney warehouse into light-filled home and laboratory

Ian Moore Architects has converted an old industrial building in Sydney to create Redfern Warehouse, combining a four bedroom house, an equine genetics laboratory and a garage for classic cars. The brick exterior of the two-storey converted warehouse, located in the suburb of Redfern, remains largely untouched. But its interior has been expanded and reconfigured. […]

Oliver du Puy Architects creates 4.2-metre-wide Skinny House in Melbourne

An exposed concrete frame supports this 4.2-metre-wide skinny house in Melbourne designed by Oliver du Puy Architects to feature meditation spaces. Aptly named Skinny House, the project carves out a quiet, contemplative space on the site of a neglected yard of a 19th-century shop. Oliver du Puy Architects, which is based in Melbourne, built it […]

Sans-Arc Studio’s Plaster Fun House takes cues from cruise liners

Sans-Arc Studio has added a playful kitchen extension to a cottage in Torrensville, Australia, which is characterised by white-plaster walls, arches and terrazzo. Named the Plaster Fun House, the home is intended to be a fun, light and compact space that contrasts with the city’s commonplace brown-brick houses. Australian practice Sans-Arc Studio achieved this by taking cues […]

Take a video tour of A-CH’s tiny Keperra House in Australia

[embedded content] This architecture movie shows A-CH’s compact Keperra House, located in a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. Completed in 2013, the house was designed by Australian studio A-CH for a single occupant, and is positioned at the end of the garden of an existing property. It is characterised by a central sheltered deck that separates the […]

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