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Residential Architecture

Chasing A Better Outlook

Two rounds of ill-conceived renovations to this workers cottage in Balmain amounted to a big job for Nick Bell Architects in this alterations and additions project.

Where Horses And Humans Freely Co-Exist

This house and horse pavilion, designed by Allen Jack + Cottier, has given a herd of wild brumbies freedom and choice and the opportunity to express their wildness.

Rules Are Made To Be Broken

An unusual move sees the main staircase within Makio House in Kuala Lumpur located in the centre of the open-plan living spaces. Yet clad in timber that extends upwards, it becomes a feature in its own right.

An Urban Escape

This rooftop garden in Ho Chi Minh City doubles as an inner-city oasis in which its occupants can relax, as well as contributing visually to the wider neighbourhood.

Conscious Architecture

With a big impact yet relatively small footprint, Benn+Penna hope this costal house on Sydney’s North Shore can act as a blueprint for appropriate design on Australia’s coastline.

Small Plan, Big Impact

Perched atop the windy hillside of Wellington, the impressive form of X-Marks House belies a deceptively compact floor plan.

Powerfully Passive

A memorable yet unassuming façade and material palette from MRTN Architects belies very considered, thoughtful architecture designed for a family of five.

Ho Chi Minh On A Whole New Level

The split-levels of this row house in Vietnam were purpose designed by Khôun Studio to encourage connection and natural ventilation throughout.