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Mexican Brutalism in Melbourne

Taking inspiration from their client’s Mexican heritage, Splinter Society’s design for Casa Victoria is an exploration of design ideas that sit well within the ideals of traditional Mexican architecture. It also sits well within the aesthetics of contemporary Mexican architecture, where materiality, brutalist form and natural light are paramount.

Embracing the slow life

Poetically named the ‘House of Wind’, this terrace house by Chalk Architects embraces light and nature within the living spaces.

Space, light and generosity in the terrace house typology

This shortlisted residential project channels the story of a house through decades of ownership by the same client. With sensitive touches and an ambitious overall design vision, Annandale Terrace by Sam Crawford Architects is a delightful home.

Porosity and play

Formwerkz Architects employs a medley of judicious manoeuvres to create a light-filled, interactive terrace house filled with the pleasantries of plants.

The Art Of Homemaking

Terrace houses don’t need to be forbidding dark tunnels, as this light- and art-filled continuous space in Sydney’s Paddington demonstrates.