How to Bring the Brick Veneer to the 21st Century

A mid-century Melbourne home featured all the trademarks of its time – from brick veneer to spatial design – that is until Detail 9 brought it into the 21st century.

Built by Convicts: Explore Sydney’s Harbour Master’s House

Smart Design Studio took the challenge of renovating the old Harbour Master's House into a residence suitable for contemporary living. For Sydney Open 2016, design lovers now have the opportunity to take a look inside.

Reinventing the Intimate Café with Little Evie

The Little Evie Café in Redfern, Sydney, is light and open, taking advantage of its corner location and a touch of nostalgia. Rebecca Gross writes.

How To Bring Mid-Century Architecture To The 21st Century

Located on the highest point of a crest overlooking Sydney Harbour is the Martello Tower Home – a solid brick house built in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s that Luigi Rosselli Architects has brought to life in 2016.

An Environmental Hideaway In the Heart of Sydney

Sydney’s inner west suburb of Newtown plays host to 88 Angel Street, an award winning environmentally sustainable trio of apartments that seamlessly integrate low energy building design with stylish and comfortable aesthetics.

Redeveloping a Housing Commission for the Future

Looking to the innovative history of the original 1940s house, architect Adam Dettrick has designed a sustainable four-bedroom home for present and future residents. Rebecca Gross writes.

Building a New Beginning After the Canberra Bushfires

The 2003 Canberra Bushfires devastated a large portion of the Australian Capital Territory leaving many with the prospect of rebuilding in its wake. The Archer family residence by Kuhnellco Architecture is a testament to the idea of ‘new beginnings’.

Cornersmith: A Cafe With a Conscience

A second location wasn’t really on the cards for Cornersmith – until it was. A building with great bones and a likewise community-minded locale proved to be an offer they couldn’t refuse.

Secret Society Turned Boutique Hotel

A Singapore river warehouse dating back to 1895 has been restored as The Warehouse Hotel. Previously a hotbed of secret and undercover goings on, the building is now a striking 37-room destination with an emphasis on heritage and local culture.

Moving From a Spacious Property to a City Apartment

The owner of a joinery company who had previously lived on an expansive 5-acre property surrounded by ample farmland made the decision to move his family into the heart of Sydney city, and into a significantly smaller 3 bedroom apartment.

How Do You Build in a World Heritage Rainforest?

A heritage site in the Daintree Rainforest was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for M3Architecture and their Melbourne-based clients. Off-grid, constructed in timber and nestled into its tropical surrounds, this home embodies the essence of living within nature.

From auto-garage, to factory, to family home

A Sydney inner city warehouse has had many lives over the years, serving as an auto-garage, then a factory for a glass decorator, before living a bachelor pad, and finally a family home

A Secret Garden House For Tropical Living

Yvonne Xu looks at how Wallflower Architecture + Design has reshaped an ancient housing model for tropical dwelling.


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