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.

Tactile finishes meet organic lines at the Riverview House

A house designed to de-clutter the owner’s life saw MGA take locally sourced materials and bring functionality, cohesiveness and a modern minimalism to the 1980s Riverview House.

From Warehouse to Ware-Home

An inner city Sydney warehouse has been transformed into a three-storey residence for a young family but prompts the question, can a warehouse be a ware-home?

How Can We Create a Design Democracy?

Representing an impressive step forward in sustainable design thinking, Sandy Anghie and Matthew Crawford Architects' House B responds thoughtfully to some of the biggest social and ecological problems we're currently facing. Genevieve Muratore reports.

A Concrete House Finds a Home in the Tropics

Designed by WHBC Architects, the Chempenai House is a four-bedroom family home with modular tendencies, which sits lightly on the land. Adele Chong visits the concrete dwelling in Kuala Lumpur’s Damansara Heights and discovers a resourcefully crafted abode that toes the line between inside and outside.

Finding the Marriage Between Indoors and Out

A handshake with the past; a composition of concrete, steel and glass - this residential build in Freeman’s Bay, Auckland strikes a unique balance between the indoors and out.


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