This curated selection has an affinity to the types of stories told in Houses magazine – innovative and inspiring Australian residential architecture and design. From resourceful homes grounded in sustainable, responsible design and experiments in small-scale living that revitalize existing housing in Australian cities to a series of monumental sheds in the Byron Bay hinterland, the homes explored in these films are testament to the inventive thinking that underpins the best of Australian residential architecture.
The Houses selection also features films that celebrate the legacy and enduring appeal of residential architecture from decades past, and that resonate with our Revisited series. Tune in to Streets of your Town for Tim Ross’s tribute to Australian modernist architecture, and discover the story of the extraordinarily committed homeowners who painstakingly rebuilt a treasured 1960s house in Perth, originally designed by Iwan Iwanoff but tragically gutted by fire, in Restoration Australia series 2, hosted by Stuart Harrison.
Engross yourself in these remarkable works of residential architecture, and enjoy hearing from the people who designed them, and the owners who are lucky enough to call them home.
- Alexa Kempton, Editor Houses Magazine
Be inspired by the best contemporary residential architecture and design. Houses, Australia’s leading residential architecture and interiors magazine, presents the homes, surroundings and products that designers and the design-savvy choose for themselves and their clients. Each issue has inspirational ideas from leading designers, the editor’s selection of edgy new products and much more. Published bimonthly by Architecture Media.
Lune de Sang
🏆 Nominated for the 2022 Caesar Design Film Award
🏆 Official Selection Copenhagen Architecture Festival
🏆 Official Selection Arquiteturas Film Festival
Since 2008, Andy and Deirdre have been on a mission to start ‘putting things back’ by regenerating an ancient subtropical rainforest surrounding...
Crows Nest House
An exercise in achieving the feeling of generosity within a house footprint that is relatively small, modest in size, but big on the way you feel when you are inside the space. The house enriches the experience of the occupants by creating spaces that have a connection to the outside courtyard an...
Located on a remote pristine mountain on a sheep station outside Mudgee, NSW, Australia. Situated at the edge of a ridge surrounded by large granite boulders and ancient dead trees, the building has panoramic views for hundreds of miles to the horizon.
Architect: Rob Brown
2008 RAIA Co...
What happens when an architect designs their own home? Phoenix house is the story of architect Harley Graham coming back to his roots to honour the classic Australian Queenslander. Raised from the ashes of a dilapidated hardwood frame and reconfigured to suit the needs of a modern day family in B...
This off-grid cabin is an escape from the high stress of busy work life. The brief was to capture that and design a building as a piece of furniture with everything the client needs built-in. The only furniture allowed was a low table and mattress on the sleeping loft. The cabin opens onto an ea...
Aptly named Boneca Apartment (doll’s house in Portuguese) by the client, designed by architect Brad Swartz – this 24 square meter Sydney apartment has a sense of luxury and refinement way beyond its size. Realigning the bathroom and kitchen created a long living and dining zone, and a screened sl...
Assemble Roseneath St
"With a focus on sustainability, quality and fostering a strong sense of community, 122 Roseneath St is a project designed around flexible, shared spaces including a multi-purpose communal room, a bike workshop/laundry and an open terrace with a barbeque area and herb gardens. This 55m2 apartment...
Streets of Your Town: Part 1
Beginning in Palm Springs, Tim "Rosso" Ross reveals the origins of modernism, a philosophy of design that emerged in the early 20th century, embracing the idea of newness.
Streets of Your Town: Part 2
In episode two, Rosso discovers a turning point house in Perth. Modernist on the outside, with a moneyed makeover indoors, this home took to 80s chic like oversized perms took to fashion (as funny woman Kathy Lette tells us). Replete with wall to wall (and up the walls) shag pile carpeting and a ...
Small Grand Apartment
Set inside the heritage-listed Grand Hotel building in the Melbourne CBD, the aptly named Small Grand Apartment has been meticulously transformed by the team at tsai Design into an open plan, minimalist space by the use of clever, multi-functional design. The picturesque kitchen blends seamlessly...