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  • Ozone House

    Tucked away in what is otherwise suburban Freshwater, Ozone House is built on the footings of the previous cottage and sits above the earth wherever it overhangs the footprint of the old. The house steps in and out amongst the existing trees on the site so that they could be retained, engaging wi...

  • Bangalley House

    A home inspired by its location, perched on a rising monolithic headland of sandstone and shale, jutting out into the Pacific Ocean just north of Sydney in the beachside suburb of Avalon. Bangalley was designed to respond to this dramatic environment with a rustic rugged exterior and a raw but hi...

  • Tree House

    The Tree House is hidden within a shared bushland valley sited on steep topography in Bayview on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Due to the high level bushfire threat, it is clad in 3mm sheet Corten steel and skirted by suspended galvanised steel grated walkways and decks.

    Architects – Matt Elkan, ...

  • Permanent Camping

    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

    Awards:
    2008 RAIA Co...

  • JR's Hut

    Inspired by a classic ‘A’ frame tent, JR's Hut stands alone on a hill outside Gundagai in rural New South Wales. It is a place to switch off, quite literally, and forget about the distractions of modern life. Sustainable Australian hardwoods were the obvious choice given the huts ‘eco’ brief and ...

  • Hart House

    Sandwiched between a cliff and the beach, Hart House is located on the idyllic shoreline of Great Mackerel Beach NSW, and was conceived as a contemporary interpretation of the quintessential one-room Australian beach shack. The steepness of the site gives rise to the illusion from the living spac...

  • Phoenix House

    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...

  • Byron St Studio

    This house shows what can be achieved in just 58 square meters. Designed for second-generation cabinet maker Martin Johnston and his young family, the house merges many of the clients stylistic preferences, including the classic Queenslander and the mid-century fibro fishing shack. With the clien...

  • South Coast Shipping House

    Structurally built around 4 shipping containers this project was always about economy, efficiency and how to do as much as possible on a very limited budget. The client’s conviction from the outset was that good architecture does not need to be expensive, and this project attempts to prove the th...

  • Wallis Lake House

    Situated to command box-seat viewing to Wallis Lake on the NSW Mid-North Coast. Whether it’s the lake-glass of sunset pinks, the salt spray ocean mists rolling over the Booti Booti National Park, or the expanse of sky horizons with Australian bush foreground, the house is designed to capture it a...

  • Pine Springs

    Born out of the client’s desire for a contemporary take on the ‘modernist box’ he so keenly admired. A coincidental encounter at Palm Springs Modernism Week 2017, founded a fortuitous union of client and architect, bound by a shared interest and passion for mid-century design. The brief for the n...

  • 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...