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A Radical Reimagining Of The Suburban Family Home

PW Studio set out to design a house that integrated the two fundamentals of architecture, humans and nature, into one calm family home.


A Cottesloe Family Home That Revolves Around The Sun

Gabled House by Clayton Orszaczky is a dreamy family home bathed in natural light and gardens.


An Unconventional Country Home In The Southern Highlands

Highlands House by Other Architects turns it back on the quintessential modern Australian country home, instead exploring the idea of living...


A 3-Metre-Wide Micro-Terrace Inspired By Its Redfern Surrounds

Architect Adele McNab makes a case for compact, inner-city living with her own serene family home on a 62 square metre site!


This Inner-City Melbourne Home Unfolds Like A Garden Path

A remarkable Melbourne home that references the mountain ranges of rural New Zealand, and the beaches of South Australia - by Architecture A...


The Union Of Two Weatherboard Cottages Into One Tactile Family Home

Anthrosite joins two neighbouring properties into one U-shaped home, encircling a verdant central courtyard.


This Blushing Bondi Apartment Makes The Most Of A Narrow Space

Built-in furniture and an art deco inspired palette have transformed this Bondi apartment by Studio Weave Architects for entertaining.


A Remarkable Reworking Of A Humble Gold Coast Shack

ME Architects have extraordinarily reworked and extended this humble 1970s Gold Coast home.


A Contemporary Reimagining of Robin Boyd’s Fenner House

Las Palmas by DUO Architects in association with Davis Architects is a Byron Bay hinterland home inspired by the owner's upbringing in Robin...

Building Better

Everything You Need To Know About Working With A Builder

Where do you find a good builder? How long will it take them to build my house? How much will it cost? We answer these FAQs more.


The Australian Architects Designing New Houses For An Affordable Flat Fee

Purchase environmentally-friendly, architectural house plans for an affordable flat fee by new Australian business, Architopia.


A Spacious Renovation That Makes The Most Of Every Inch

Built-in furniture has unlocked the potential of this Victorian home renovation in Fitzroy North by Architecture Architecture.

Modernist Australia

A Glittering, Glamorous Mid-Century Pad Is For Sale

This apartment in Caulfield North retains all its charming, original trimmings. Even with herringbone floors, steel-framed windows and bambo...
Patricia Callahan


This Graceful, Sculptural Home Is Like A Work Of Art

This villa in inner-city Melbourne by Susi Leeton is perfectly choreographed and mimics the flow + form of a Brancusi sculpture.


An Intimate Inner-City Home + Secret Garden

A serene Abbotsford home by Ha architects that draws the garden in.


A Grecian-Inspired Update For A California Bungalow

Alcorn Middleton update a 1980s family home with arches, white-washed columns and a inspired by quintessential Santorini architecture.


A Minimalist, Semi-Prefabricated Beach House

Architect Hannah Tribe of Tribe Studio developed a prototype for a partially prefabricated kit home for her own family beach house in Bundee...


An Elwood Bungalow That Draws From Within

A innovative extension around a circular garden creates an inward focus to this California bungalow extension by Rob Kennon Architects.

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