Tag Archives: Australian Architecture

Tandem House – Melbourne

Tandem House is for a family with young adult children that is scaling down from a large suburban property to a small urban block in Hawthorn, Melbourne. Designed by Fiona Drago Architects, the house is composed of two buildings arranged in tandem, while presenting as a single building to the street. The two buildings are separated by...

1890s Federation house reborn – St Kilda

Jaboby is a renovation and extension to an 1890s Federation house located on a beautiful tree lined street in St Kilda West with direct access to Jacoby Reserve, a small neighbourhood park. Lucy Clemenger Architects were engaged for the architecture and interior design of the house. Sophie Gunnersen contributed to the interior design of the project as...

Gawthorne’s Hut – Mudgee Australia

Gawthorne’s Hut is a luxury, 2 person, off grid, holiday experience within a working rural property 10 minutes from Mudgee in Central West of New South Wales. The project intends to create a unique and sustainable experience that responds directly to the history and context of the property. The angled galvanised clad shell and rich timber lined interior reference the predominant rural vernacular...

Apartment Aria takes on Sydney icons

Apartment Aria is about views and rooms. Views to Sydney Icons, views to iconic paintings and rooms from which these icons might be viewed, resulting in an apartment that is a constant reminder of place.
Located in Kirribilli, Sydney, the apartment is dominated with dress circle views of Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. These wide-spanning views created opportunities for...

The cove house – Brisbane

The Cove House is a robust yet elegant residence in a waterside suburb south of Brisbane with a mix of urban and tropical vibes.
Designed by Justin Humphrey Architects, the dwelling is a rich and tactile exploration of thresholds and edges, the thresholds between public and private within the house and also the edges between the house and...

Palm Springs meets Canberra

SALO residence sets itself apart from the typical inner Canberra streetscape but also sits politely among its neighbours in Griffith , Australia. A bold monumental facade with subtle combination of concrete, brick, and paneling to create texture and form. Designed by Thursday Architecture, the entry is articulated by an open courtyard with a curved concrete wall adjacent...

Moody & monochromatic in Malvern

Armadale Residence breathes new life into one of the 32 identical single fronted detached timber cottages that makes up the unique and identifiable Cambridge Street streetscape. Designed by ADDARC, the sensitivity around preserving this streetscape character demanded the modest second storey addition be largely invisible from the street realm. Located on the north side of the street...

Kew courtyard house

Located in the leafy Melbourne suburb Kew, is a forever home for a creative couple. The house supports their mutual love of entertaining, art, gardening and mid century architecture. The site was a previously subdivided in to a narrow and challenging plot being only 7m wide yet over 45m long with north following the long side of the site.
The brief was to create...

Driving a dialogue with human intimacy

Within the folding hills of its hinterland site of Federal, a village in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. The Federal House acts as both experiential containers for this place and as a conditioning object, consciously aware of its outsider status within the traditional ownership and legacy of this landscape. The project was considered as a vehicle for a relationship between...