Army Avenue by Nectaar – a trio of family homes

With Army Avenue, Nectaar rises up to the challenges of designing for small-space living by casting its understanding of intuitively functional spaces and infusing each home with a distinct character, understated beauty, and functional longevity.  Army Avenue is a testimony to Nectaar’s creative design solutions and tactful spatial awareness in three new builds situated on […]

Green Sheep Collective designs a love letter to the 1950s in Melbourne home

Featuring strong lines and geometric forms, 50/50s house by Green Sheep Collective is a charming home that is as endearing as it is enduring. Green Sheep Collective is an environmentally conscious, ethical and community-minded architecture firm in Melbourne. For 50/50s house, the brief was relatively straightforward – design a coherent home that “celebrated the style […]

Garden Suite by Studio Barbara – a transformation from basement to en suite

Dark to light; in Glebe, New South Wales, Studio Barbara managed the prowess of converting a dark basement into a lush and light garden suite. Studio Barbara, with Garden Suite, faced the challenge to create a private and personalised one bedroom suite by upgrading and breathing life into the underutilised and dark existing basement. By […]

Fitzroy North residence by Dan Gayfer Design – an Edwardian residence with a modern twist

Keeping within the existing building footprint of this double-fronted Edwardian residence, Fitzroy North residence by Dan Gayfer Design reflects the changing lifestyle of a family as they move into the next phase of their journey. Giving out some mid-century modern vibes, this design intensely focuses on function yet does not compromise on style. Stylistically, it […]

HMAS Platypus Renewal by Lahznimmo Architects – a holistic approach to design

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust engaged Lahznimmo Architects and Aspect Studios for the ​​HMAS Platypus Renewal project. The HMAS Platypus Renewal by Lahznimmo Architects is located in North Sydney on the shores of Neutral Bay. “The site already had a very strong architectural expression through the industrial typology of the existing buildings,” shares the practice founding […]

Cracking the Code with HDR: Making Practice Equitable for Everyone

Today, HDR managing principal Cate Cowlishaw shares her commentary on making practice more equitable for everyone. Touching policy, practice, and projects, Cowlishaw discusses why diversity, equity and inclusion will not only broaden opportunities for everyone but can help to solve complex project challenges more effectively and ultimately deliver better architecture. Prescribed gender norms have typecast […]

Teolam Architects revives workers cottage with grandeur and openness

Bell house by Teolam Architects (TLA) is a contemporary home located in Balmain, Sydney. TLA worked closely with interior designer Jacqui Koska, Don Gee Building, and the client, Mark Bell – also a landscape designer – to maximise a small site for a family of four. Bell house is an exercise in squeezing every ounce […]

Viv’s Place – Designing a safer future with ARM Architecture

Designed for women and families escaping domestic violence and homelessness, Viv’s Place has a unique accommodation model, incorporating trauma-informed design to create a safe and secure space. Questioning the traditional model, ARM Architecture and Launch Housing aim to change what Australian social housing can look like. Collaboration – a word describing the action of working […]

Australia’s biggest showcase of collectible design – Melbourne Design Fair

Presented as part of Melbourne Design Week, the Melbourne Design Fair is a commercial showcase of limited edition, rare and one-of-a-kind collectible designs by Australian creatives. Curated by the NGV and delivered in collaboration with the Melbourne Art Foundation, the Fair is Australia’s largest presentation of contemporary and twentieth-century collectible design by leading Australian and […]

At one with nature – Ha Ha Haus by FIGR Architecture Studio

Embedded into the bushy landscape, Ha Ha Haus is a biophilic and well-circulated close-knit family home. Designed by Melbourne-based practice FIGR Architecture Studio, Ha Ha Haus stands for prolonged occupation. FIGR is led by directors and founders Adi Atic and Michael Artemenko. Driven to build architecture “that is beautifully considered and integrated between nature and […]

Bespoke Practicality – Carrington Rd residence by Studio P

At first glance, Carrington Rd residence by Studio P appears to be tucked away in the bushland. In reality, it’s located in the densely populated neighbourhood of Wahroonga, Sydney. But with the home’s robust materials, elevation, and orientation, it becomes a unique hideaway in suburbia. Formerly known as Pouné Design, Studio P was launched in […]