Issue 28

This pocket-sized Sydney terrace had one big thing going for it - a south-facing corner position. It gave architect Simon Anderson the key to designing its renovation.

Tailor Made

Issue 31

Sustainable design consultant Megan Norgate’s dilapidated Californian Bungalow in Melbourne’s Fitzroy North came with the works: Merri Creek, bike paths, a sloping site ideal for permaculture and an old-school neighbourhood where kids roam happily between houses.

Artists At Work

Issue 50

This architect-designed studio has given two artists the ability to work at home under gallery conditions and in a purpose-built space.
Productivity dividend guaranteed!

Push & Pull

Issue 30

An architect/builder couple took a literal idea for the design of their new home – “dealing with the opposites and bringing them into tension” – and promised each other they would not compromise. And they didn’t.

Narrow Victory

Issue 35

Creating a fully flowing family home from a dark Fitzroy terrace disconnected from its north-facing rear meant careful reprogramming of its five-metre-wide site.

Industrial Strength

Issue 34

Nestled in a quiet street in South Yarra, Melbourne, this distinctive house with its warehouse-like exterior recently won the 2013 BDAV Building Design of the Year award and collected an impressive total of eight awards across various categories.

Blank Canvas

Issue 22

It’s not often an architect is given completely free rein when it comes to designing a house, but an interesting St Kilda subdivision in Melbourne’s inner south offered Fiona Winzar just that. Her playful response to a small, park- side site so charmed her clients they decided to sell their existing home and move right in.

Final Chapter

Issue 42

With fabulous views both within and without, a statement internal stairwell and refined use of recycled materials, this conversion on the Brisbane River is breathtakingly good.

Rear Window

Issue 21

With a south-facing rear, one of the key challenges for architect Christopher Polly in his renovation of a cramped, dark, single-fronted terrace was to get more light into the house. The solution to this and all other aspects of the design was to fully realise the potential - and be bold.


Issue 46

An architect’s own home is often used as a testing ground for ideas, as was the case in this new build in inner-Brisbane. Equally important, however, was affordability and that meant keeping it simple.