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Architecture

City Homes

Sustainable Homes

An Ultra-Sustainable Home On An ‘Undevelopable’ Melbourne Site

Hütt is a Melbourne practice setting a new standard of sustainable residential design, starting with the CEO’s own family home!

Architecture

A Thoughtful Transformation Of A Worker’s Cottage In Richmond

A 'periscope' and clever space-saving joinery enhance this Richmond worker's cottage transformed by Architecture Architecture.

Architecture

An Architect’s Family Home That Embraces The Landscape

A new addition designed by architect and owner-builder Oscar Sainsbury opens his Fairfield home to the Yarra River surrounds.

Architecture

Turning Back Time In A Classic Melbourne Brick Home

Agius Scorpo Architects strip a Yarraville, Melbourne house back to basics, revealing and enhancing functional spaces within.

Architecture

A Surprising Extension To A Family Home On A Small Block

C.Kairouz Architects have maximised this Edwardian cottage, creating new spaces in surprising places - like the netted canopy above the livi...
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Mindful Multi-Generational Family Home In Clifton Hill

The sculptural Esplanade House by Clare Cousins Architects shows how even the most modern builds can respect their heritage surrounds.
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Timeless Renovation Incorporating Three Eras Of Design History

The Autumn House by Studio Bright unites a Victorian terrace with its 1980s renovation by architect Mick Jörgensen, in one contemporary des...

Architecture

A Fresh Update For This Incredible Plant-Covered, Small Footprint Home

David Luck's famous 'Grass House' in Fitzroy North has been given new life by architecture studio Multiplicity.

Architecture

A ‘Folding’ Edwardian Home, Designed To Maximise Natural Light

Alterations and additions by Timmins + Whyte Architecture + Design have improved this Edwardian home in Abbotsford, 10 fold!

Architecture

A Former Self-Storage Warehouse Turned Light-Filled Courtyard Home

Architect Kyra Thomas saw potential in a dilapidated self storage warehouse, which she masterfully transformed into a light-filled family ho...

Architecture

A ‘Granny Flat’ Big Enough To Be A House!

The Laneway Loft by Shelley Roberts Architects is a restrained contemporary addition refined enough to be a dwelling all on its own.

Architecture

A Classic Victorian Terrace, Reimagined As Three Light-Filled Pavilions

A series of mews-like buildings designed by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design have expanded this Fitzroy home for added light, air and space...

Architecture

A 3-Metre-Wide Micro-Terrace Inspired By Its Redfern Surrounds

Architect Adele McNab makes a case for compact, inner-city living with her own serene family home on a 62 square metre site!

Architecture

This Inner-City Melbourne Home Unfolds Like A Garden Path

A remarkable Melbourne home that references the mountain ranges of rural New Zealand, and the beaches of South Australia - by Architecture A...

Architecture

A Spacious Renovation That Makes The Most Of Every Inch

Built-in furniture has unlocked the potential of this Victorian home renovation in Fitzroy North by Architecture Architecture.

Architecture

An Intimate Inner-City Home + Secret Garden

A serene Abbotsford home by Ha architects that draws the garden in.

Architecture

A Modernised Melbourne Edwardian + Lush 'No Lawn' Garden!

The architectural expertise of Buck & Simple and garden prowess of Inge Jabra Landscapes has transformed this Edwardian home in Fitzroy Nort...

Architecture

A Teeny Tiny Sydney Terrace Under 70m2!

The footprint of this innovative Newtown terrace by Architect George is smaller than most one-bedroom apartments.

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