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  • Rest House

    Rest House

    The result of a long-standing personal relationship between the clients and architects, The Rest House is a home designed for friendship and entertaining. Functioning primarily as a residence for an active retiring couple, it was vital for the clients that the house have the flexibility to have friends and family stay on weekends. The light, open, low maintenance house is set over two levels, with multiple outdoor entertaining areas enabling al fresco dining all year round, despite changing seasonal conditions and the prevailing sea winds. 

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  • Yellingbo Artists' House

    Yellingbo Artists' House

    Arising from the red earth of the Wandin Valley, the distinctive stone facade of Yellingbo Artists' House makes a bold statement. Although the glass, stone and steel structure contrasts with the natural materials of the surrounding environment, its primitive, fierce appearance is in perfect harmony with its context. A space for the clients - two artists - to live and work in, Yellingbo Artists' House embodies the creativity and beauty that it houses. 

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  • Seacliff House

    Seacliff House

    Walking along the cliffs from Coogee to Bondi will take you past the carved white curves of Seacliff House. Situated on a narrow sliver of land on the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, the house enjoys sweeping, unhindered ocean views. Its bright white masonry echoes the whiteness of the waves that crash on the cliff-face below, and the faded crosses of nearby Waverley Cemetery. Sinuous curves on the villa's exterior mimic the serpentine coastline and the undulating motion of the surf. Designed by Chris Elliott Architects as Elliott's family home, the villa embodies an intriguing mix of practicality and sheer fantasy.

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  • The Cowshed House

    The Cowshed House

    A former cowshed, now a two bedroom family home, has undergone an award-winning renovation.

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  • McIntyre Drive Social Housing Project

    McIntyre Drive Social Housing Project

    MGS’s McIntyre Drive Social Housing project, a three-storey, 69-apartment development in Altona in Melbourne’s inner west, provides safe, affordable homes to people over 55 experiencing housing insecurity.

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  • The Green Well Building

    The Green Well Building

    A mixed use building, including a restored heritage-listed well, seeks to enhance the pedestrian environment in Alice Springs

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  • Luna Apartments

    Luna Apartments

    Elenberg Fraser, a self-consciously market-driven as well as design-driven practice, have designed a shimmering gold block of apartments

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  • 2013 Pritzker Prize Winner: Toyo Ito

    2013 Pritzker Prize Winner: Toyo Ito

    Toyo Ito has been awarded this year’s Prtizker Prize, becoming the 37th recipient of the architectural world’s highest honour. Describing him as a ‘creator of timeless buildings,’ the Pritzker Jury lauded Ito’s ability to create architecture that ‘projects an air of optimism, lightness and joy, and is infused with both a sense of uniqueness and universality.’

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  • Kellie Residence

    Kellie Residence

    David Boyle Architect has transformed a beach house in Copacabana on the NSW Central Coast through a clever and sustainable contemporary adaptation of an outdated building. Described by the clients as ‘a design wound the 1980s urban brick bungalow [inflicted] on the coastal fringe,’ the original form had to be economically extended and altered to better connect with its surroundings and make use of its advantageous elevated seaside position.

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  • Little Cove Residence / Teeland Architects

    Little Cove Residence / Teeland Architects

    Little Cove House is no ordinary Queensland beach shack. To begin with, it is constructed from off form concrete instead of more typical lightweight materials. The project was influenced by the works of Le Corbusier and Tadao Ando – a combination of French and Japanese architectural inspiration not often seen on coastal Queensland. But architect David Teeland also drew on his perspective on what Queenslanders really wanted from a beach house. While lightweight timber and fibro may be perfect for summer days, these materials do not insulate against a cooler winter. Teeland believes that used properly, heavy materials can be an asset. He jovially expressed his philsophy when he said: “I don't think Queenslanders enjoy living in cold houses.” The insulation provided by the heavy concrete slab in conjunction with the windows orientated to catch the winter sun are the perfect combination to combat chilly weather.

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