Gianni Botsford Architects designs a home with a funnel-shaped copper roof

London-based Gianni Botsford Architects has designed an unusual dwelling featuring a copper-roofed pavilion and subterranean swimming pool. Accessed through a narrow passage alongside an 1840s townhouse, the project involved the demolition of a 1960s bungalow and its replacement with a largely subterranean house, including a swimming pool. Externally, the most visible component of the house is its […]

Field Office Architects extends a 100 year-old terrace with light-filled spaces

Sitting at the end of a row of similar late 19th century terraces, this small Victorian terrace has been extended on a tight budget by Field Office Architecture. Located in Clifton Hill, the house was fortunate enough to sit on a block that had double-width proportions to the back due to a small electrical substation next […]

2018 NGV architecture commission unveiled

The 2018 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Architecture Commission by Melbourne architecture practice MUIR and landscape architecture studio OPENWORK has been unveiled at the NGV International. Titled Doubleground the installation, which is inspired by architectural elements of Sir Roy Grounds’ 1968 building, features tilted embankments and chasm-like passageways. Architect Amy Muir and landscape architect Mark Jacques […]

Redefining the veterinary experience

Montréal-based practice TBA/Thomas Balaban Architecte has turned an abandoned photography studio into a sleek veterinarian hospital, emergency clinic, and four residential units.  Located in Montréal’s Mile End neighbourhood, the once dilapidated storefront space and dark basement have been transformed into a calming space for pets and their owners, which features a minimal palette and raw materials. Stone foundations, […]

New Zealand’s Waterview Connection: putting people at the heart of a motorway project

Wooden pavilion aims to show how CLT is a solution to housing crises