Below the surface

This home holds an element of surprise it turns the usual layout of a house upside down, reaching from above into the recesses of a cliff below Read more

City oasis

By masking this home from the bustling street, a private tropical hideaway is created in the city Read more

Spanish Revival revisited

In the mid 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival architecture was prevalent throughout California. This new house reinterprets the revival style and better equips it for the 21st Century Read more

Drawing from nature

Designed to find empathy with its surroundings, this family home also uses a number of energy-efficient elements to ensure comfort throughout the seasons Read more

Sweet parting

Not intimidated by the small space, the architect deliberately created partitions to give this open-plan interior some boundaries Read more

New urban vision

With its bold, sculptural form, this new suburban house has a strong street presence. Its long, narrow shape also maximises a tight building site Read more

History repeats

With its bagged schist walls and gabled forms, this new house is reminiscent of historic gold-miners' huts and old stone farm buildings Read more

Vive la difference

Although influenced by traditional French architecture, the design of this house presents a highly individual response to the local climate and the owners' lifestyle Read more

Into the blue

To balance the grandeur of this imposing residence, the designer specified a large pool from Mayfair Pools Read more

Clear outlook

Making glass balustrades, doors, partitions and canopies is the speciality of New Bright Glass Read more

Up with the play

With its crisp, minimalist styling and new Fisher & Paykel appliances, this kitchen is fully equipped for a modern lifestyle Read more

Look outside the square

Traditional building materials can be used in innovative ways as these projects illustrate Read more





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