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Nielsen Jenkins creates backyard extension for K&T’s Place in Brisbane

September 19, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
K&T's place by Nielsen Jenkins

Australian studio Nielsen Jenkins has used raw timber and concrete blocks to extend a home belonging to an artist and art gallery director. The project, called K&T’s Place, involved the renovation and expansion of a modest “Queenslander” cottage in the Brisbane suburb of West End, which is undergoing significant redevelopment. The goal was to provide

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Fox Johnston refreshes modernist SRG House in suburban Australia

September 18, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
SRG House by Fox Johnston

Local studio Fox Johnston has renovated a heritage-listed modernist home near Sydney, stripping it back to an exposed concrete shell to create bright, open living spaces. SRG House is a conversion of one of two semi-detached homes designed in 1972 and once the home of Australian modernist architect Sir Roy Grounds – from which it takes

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Wood Marsh embeds Lonsdale Links golf club in coastal landscape

September 14, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has a monolithic exterior

Architecture studio Wood Marsh has completed a clubhouse facility for a golf course in Point Lonsdale, Australia, featuring blade-like concrete walls that emerge above the surrounding coastal dunes. The Lonsdale Links golf club is located on the Bellarine Peninsula south of Melbourne, where its 18-hole links course is integrated among sand dunes, salt marshes and

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Tribe Studio founder designs her own Australian weekend beach retreat

September 10, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Bundeena House by Tribe Studio Architects

Australian firm Tribe Studio Architects has created a U-shaped, timber-clad dwelling in New South Wales that is meant to serve as an “affordable and sustainable prototype home”. The Bundeena House is located in a coastal hamlet of the same name that borders the Royal National Park. The home sits about 100 metres from Gunyah Beach.

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Sydney mandates lighter roofs and larger gardens for suburb to ward off climate change

August 27, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Black roofs in Sydney suburb banned under Wilton Development Control Plan

Dark roofs will be banned and backyards expanded for all new houses built in Sydney’s emerging Wilton suburb, as part of planning controls that are being introduced to help lower temperatures in the city. Under plans set out by the New South Wales government, the slate grey roofing typical of much Australian residential construction must

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Nielsen Jenkins designs Brisbane home to withstand bushfires

August 19, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Mt Coot-Tha House by Nielsen Jenkins

Australian studio Nielsen Jenkins has completed a “tough” family home with lush green courtyards protected from extreme bushfires by high blockwork walls. Mt Coot-Tha House sits on a challenging site characterised by a steep slope at the foot of Mt Coot-Tha, in the suburb Brisbane of Bardon. Faced with the requirements of the second-highest bushfire

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Edition Office completes black concrete home in rural Australia

August 1, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
A black concrete house

Black-pigmented concrete and black timber battens have been used to create this tactile home in the village of Federal, New South Wales by Australian studio Edition Office. The Melbourne-based firm designed Federal House to be both a peaceful sanctuary for its clients and a sculptural object dug into a slope in the hilly, forested landscape.

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Kyneton House by Edition Office combines brickwork walls with lofted white ceilings

July 14, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A brick house with a corrugated metal roof

Architecture studio Edition Office has completed a house in the town of Kyneton, Australia, featuring angled ceilings and a palette of textural materials chosen to complement its natural surroundings. Melbourne-based Edition Office was asked to design a new home for a couple who had chosen to downsize from a much larger rural property. Kyneton House

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Austin Maynard Architects completes Terracotta House in Melbourne

July 7, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The home has two volumes which are adjoined

Terracotta tiles and reclaimed bricks clad the walls and roofs of this house in an inner suburb of Melbourne, which Austin Maynard Architects designed for a keen gardener. The owner of Terracotta House approached Austin Maynard Architects to help her create independent homes on a shared lot for herself and her son’s family. Located in

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Studio Four opens up “dark and compartmentalised” 1970s residence in Melbourne

June 27, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Cunningham Street residence by Studio Four

A series of portal openings improve connections between rooms and bring extra light into this 1970s residence in Melbourne renovated by Australian practice Studio Four. Studio Four aimed to renovate the home, which was designed by Australian architect Wayne Gillespie in 1972, to improve the internal plan and bring it up to date for contemporary living. “While

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