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Architecture has the ability to influence and enhance the way in which we live. Here, find a series of outstanding residential architecture and home design from the region: Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific.

Designing For The Beauty Of Everyday Life

Based on the principal theme of a renowned Korean novel, finding beauty in the ordinary was the essence of local studio Rieuldorang Atelier’s design thinking for the design of Manhwaricano House – a home surrounded by typical Korean countryside scenery.

A Private Family Sanctuary

Carter Williamson Architects transforms a once-claustrophobic medley of spaces into a liveable, light-filled and private family sanctuary.

The Shape Of Design

A newly completed residence by Axon Homes stands out from its neighbours in Mount Claremont, Perth, for its geometric architecture.

A House Made Of Views

The enfolding slatted envelope of Damansara House, by Endeavour Land Sdn Bhd, in Kuala Lumpur means that, even when the screens are closed, the views are still open.

Exotic Infill

This new house by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design takes a residential model more familiar in Asia and Europe and adapts it for an urban infill site in Melbourne.

A Focus On Flexibility

Architects Kohei Yukawa and Hiroto Kawaguchi design a contemporary home that celebrates the relationship between family and nature in Kyoto, Japan.

When Nature Informs Design

In this multi-generational house by architects RT+Q in Singapore, thematic gardens help to organise the building forms and spaces as well as reflect the architectural concepts and design details within the home.

Generation Proof Architecture, Shanghai-Style

Three-storey living is very commonplace in Shanghai, China. But when a local design firm were asked to transform this traditional format in a highly modernist family home, they had to think differently. The result? White House by RIGI Design.