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Everything You Need To Know About Working With An Architect

Four of Australia's best architects answer your frequently asked questions, from what an architect does, to how much they cost!


A Clever Hobart Extension That Captures Mountain + Garden Views

A new extension by Preston Lane Architects opens this 1910 Hobart home to its established backyard and views of Kunanyi / Mount Wellington.

TDF Design Awards

Introducing The TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2021 Residential Architecture Finalists!

Take a closer look at the 18 homes shortlisted in the TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2021 Residential Architecture category, proudly presented


Inside Australia’s Most Beautiful Live-Work Space

Jeremy Bull and Tess Glasson of Alexander &CO bought the house next door to their own, and turned it into their design studio's dreamy headq...


A Home Among The Gumtrees, Where Nature Is Everything

This modest but hardworking home in Killora Bay, North Bruny Island prioritises and protects the dense canopy of trees and wildlife that cam...


A Refined Country Home That Celebrates The Seasons

A simple floor plan, tactile materials, and generous garden capture the changing seasons in Kyneton House by Edition Office.


A Richly Detailed Edwardian Makeover

A carpenter's square and the home's original Edwardian architecture are among inspirations behind Architects Eat's latest project in Caulfie...


A Bushy Family Home That Brings The Outdoors In

You'd never know that this clever home by Anthrosite Architects shields its occupants from a busy motorway on one side of the house.


An Architecture Power Couple’s Extraordinary Concrete Home

Inside 'La Scala’ – the contemporary, concrete Brisbane home of architects Ingrid Richards and Adrian Spence, co-founders of Richards an...


An Architect’s Reworking Of Sir Roy Grounds’ Former Balmain Home

A heritage 1970s house in Balmain once owned by Sir Roy Grounds has been its re-engineered by its present owner, architect Conrad Johnston o...


A Dessert-Inspired ‘60s Home Makeover!

From banana Paddle Pop yellow, to chocolatey timber, this 1960s home makeover by Wowowa brings colour and personality to this mid century ho...


A Malaysian-Inspired Adaptable House In Brisbane

'Three House' by architect John Ellway sees three pavilions brought together as one breathable, flexible home in Paddington.


A Minty Fresh Addition For A Beloved Family Home

This Flemington home in the hands of one family for 80 years has been given a sympathetic update by Lisa Breeze.


An LA-Inspired ‘Floating’ Home In The Byron Hinterland

Designed in the style of the mid-century Case Study Houses, the Coolamon House by DFJ Architects uses glass and concrete to melt into its na...


A Renovated Victorian Cottage That Unfolds In Waves

An inspired, rippling extension by FMD Architects brings light into this Victorian cottage in Melbourne.

Tiny Homes

A Farmer’s Tiny Copper-Clad Getaway!

Permanent Camping Two by Casey Brown Architecture is a countryside retreat with everything you need, and nothing you don’t!


A Multigenerational Family Retreat In A Blue Mountains Valley

It looks like a Swiss Chalet, but 'Stonelea' is a uniquely Australian home in the Blue Mountains, by Matthew Woodward Architecture.


A Contemporary Reinterpretation Of The Classic Australian Farmhouse

FMD Architects introduce their version of the classic Australian farmhouse in 'Coopworth', located on Tasmania's Bruny Island.

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