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1413

Dark Horse

The play of tones establishes a subtle field of spaces that expand and contract, creating moments of generosity and intimacy.
Location

Brunswick East

Dark Horse

, a handsome creature.
1523

Together Apart

Where once they shared a womb, now they share a room; twin girls needing their own space, yet wanting to stay close too.
Location

Hawthorn

Together Apart

, a room for twins.
1229

The Kite

Inside and out, the roof rests like a canopy. Sky and foliage are ever-present. Light filters in from all sides marking the passage of a day, while overhead, triangles beget triangles, folding and multiplying against the sky like barely tethered kites.
Location

Albert Park

The Kite

, barely tethered.
1522

The Skin Job

An assemblage of generous openings, bench seats and a fireplace re-animate an otherwise ordinary red-brick façade.
Location

Hawthorn

The Skin Job

, like tears in rain.
1623

Park Life

Curious neighbours slow their cars. From between the trees across a vast nature strip, a fence-like shed with a cyclops eye peers back at them. ‘Whose world is this?’ they ask.
Location

Williamstown North

Park Life

, from between the trees.
1309

Hip & Gable

A reclining hip casually slouches over the bedroom wing, while an attentive gable stands to attention over the more formal living spaces. Side by side, they are like the ears of a dog, one alert and the other playful, ready for whatever comes next.
Location

Kew East

Hip & Gable

, jaunty gables, casual hips.
1423

Fifty Fifty

Partly inspired by the original 1950s home, partly by the modernist Case Study houses of the same decade. 1950s meets 1950s. About half of each. We’re talking fifty-fifty vision. That’s sharp.
Location

Murrumbeena

Fifty Fifty

, that's sharp.
1403

A Rose by Another

In the grounds of Melbourne’s famed Cairo apartments, a crop of wild roses are taking seed. The first was an unlikely shade of purple. The latest is a rose by another hue, and just as sweet.
Location

Cairo apartments, Fitzroy

A Rose by Another

, breathe it in.
1552

The Summit

A curved wall of glass emulates the roof form, bending inwards to create a side courtyard. With glass and garden on all sides, the house is awash with natural light.
Location

Malvern

The Summit

, grounded and lofty.
1824

The Picador

Finding no bull and no audience he begins to dance, lunging and dodging imaginary foes, gripping a lance in each hand.
Location

Kew East

The Picador

, grace and gravity.
1524

The Taranaki Rift

The Taranaki Rift is an inner-suburban rupture off the east bank of Brunswick, initiated in the early-Turnbullian, due to the expansion of the Goodman van Dyke cluster.
Location

Brunswick East

The Taranaki Rift

, an inner-suburban rupture.
1886

Periwinkle

The common periwinkle (or winkle) is a robust intra-warehouse species within the renovation family, characterised by a mostly neutral shell with rosy flourishes about the inner-ablution.
Location

Fitzroy

Periwinkle

, unique among its genus.
1215

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Compact robes and clever storage solutions are integrated with a fold-out bed and a handsome full-height curtain, creating the flexibility to quickly convert the single-room space from a study to a bedroom to a dining room or party space.
Location

Fitzroy

The Purple Rose of Cairo

, a little life.
1226

Miller House

From the moment of entry, views shift and redirect between the courtyards, light-wells, decks and gardens. Natural light washes the internal space from all directions, encouraging exploration of the various living areas and retreats.
Location

North Fitzroy

Miller House

, a casual arrangement.
1431

Campfire

More like a sheltered campsite than a home. A holiday from city life and a chance to get to know the family.
Status

Concept

Campfire

, gather ’round.
1218

Extension House

This project extends, and thereby distorts, the Californian bungalow. While it may speak the same language, it does so with unfamiliar inflections.
Location

Brunswick West

Extension House

, unfamiliar inflections.
1900

Lawnbowl Village

Two of the three towers contain high quality, affordable apartments, while the third tower houses a childcare centre, a theatre, art gallery, bookshop, cafes, makerspaces and co-working spaces.
Location

Caulfield South

Lawnbowl Village

, community life.
1318

The Portal

From within the shadowy confines of a charming Californian Bungalow, we sent a probe, dark and slender, out into the wilds; a portal into new territories. What we discovered, is new life.
Location

Brunswick West

The Portal

, at the fringes of domesticity.
1432

Sandy Point

Nestled into the dunes, four pavilions provide shade and shelter, while an array of sprawling decks encourage time spent outdoors among friends and family.
Location

Sandy Point

Sandy Point

, into the dunes.
1213

Stanhill Apartment

At key moments in the design, the otherwise mute black and white aesthetic breaks in a flourish of barely perceptible colour, imbuing the apartment with a sense of quiet mystery.
Location

Albert Park

Stanhill Apartment

, quiet mystery.
1223

Turnaround House

Against the odds, this modest extension has turned a dark, cramped residence with little backyard to spare, into a light-filled house with fantastic indoor and outdoor entertaining areas.
Location

Abbotsford

Turnaround House

, against the odds.
1011

A Garden Curiosity

Like everything in a garden, its impermanence reveals the passage of time.
Location

Suburb

A Garden Curiosity

, slow seasons.
1554

Urban Coup

Beyond the scope of a typical housing development, the Urban Coup development will include communal kitchen and dining facilities, workshop spaces, a yoga room, music room and productive rooftop gardens.
Location

Brunswick

Urban Coup

, building community.
1555

Nightingale Housing

Nightingale revolutionizes multi-residential development by establishing a freely available, cost-transparent, open-source model in which designers work directly with purchasers, for the purposes of creating environmentally, socially and financially sustainable homes.
Location

Brunswick

Nightingale Housing

, sustainable homes.
1801

Unliveable Berlin

With its chequered history of cultural exclusion and ideological seclusion, as well as an impressive record of refugee accommodation, Berlin presents a unique case study in the urban consequences of social disunity and cohesion.
Location

Berlin

Unliveable Berlin

, experimental housing.