Urban

3 On 300

Issue 25

Take a heritage-listed house on a 330- square-metre inner city block and create two sustainable dwellings to house three generations of a family. It must be child-friendly, have enough space for a vegetable garden, off-street parking for one car and plenty of bicycles, and offer privacy for the occupants — from the outside world and each other.

Solid Gold

Issue 46

Architect Jamie Sormann snapped up a tired townhouse because he knows good bones when he sees them.

Cubomania

Issue 38

This highly textured renovation of a heritage-listed house by Phooey architects, both respects the past and propels it into the present.

About Face

Issue 26

Like many home renovators the owner/designer of this semi-detached had to juggle a set of competing demands, not the least being a fixed budget. Her solution was to focus on the simple ambition of bringing the northern light in to where it would be most appreciated.

Angular Charm

Issue 36

It took 20 years before owner Nikki Maloney was ready to say goodbye to her 1890s weatherboard. In architect/builder Drew Heath she found someone who understood how to retain some of the old while radically reconfiguring the unusual site.

Cut Above

Issue 26

Architect Nathan Crump has designed a modernist, and modest, home for his family with a breathtaking view over Hobart.

Buried Treasure

Issue 43

Hidden from view in the heart of the city, a new home is encouraging us to rethink sustainable residential design, and to start right in our own back gardens.

Open & Shut

Issue 25

The striking coloured side wall of this worker’s cottage in Brisbane gives a large hint that this is no standard renovation. Inside, the absence of walls creates a flowing internal layout that embraces the outdoors yet has the option to bunker down when required..

point of reference

Issue 37

For architect and resident Jeremy McLeod, The Commons apartment block in Melbourne represents not just a new way of living sustainably but a fresh take on property development.

Crafted Spaces

Issue 48

The home of Melbourne-born ceramicist Andreas Tesch and his partner, architect Stefan Gessler, merges old-world Berlin with a modern life where everyday objects are a work of art.