Family affair

Family affair

This flexible new backyard studio in Melbourne’s inner north has already accommodated singers, artists and musicians, and will continue to support living and learning into the future.

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Smaller, simpler, smarter

Smaller, simpler, smarter

For his new family home near Margaret River, designer Michael Lurie aimed for maximum flexibility, energy efficiency, natural materials and a passive income stream – all while downsizing.

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Compact and crafted

Compact and crafted

Taking cues from Japanese architecture, Condon Scott Architects crafted a compact small-footprint home in Wanaka, New Zealand, with a tight and considered floor plan and lots of smart storage.

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Modest masterpiece

Modest masterpiece

Simple, prefabricated construction and careful design enabled a spacious-feeling and high-performing home on a seriously tiny Perth site – all on a budget.

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Tiny treasure

Tiny treasure

Drawing from the area’s pioneering past, Jiri Lev’s diminutive family cottage in northern Tasmania uses locally sourced, natural and raw materials and is a blueprint for affordable housing for the future.

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Resilient at heart

Resilient at heart

Designed with a holistic approach to efficiency and liveability, this modest Malua Bay home has seen Emma and Paul’s family through bushfires and pandemic disruptions in comfort. 

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Three into one

Three into one

Beginning with three salvaged buildings trucked to site, this airy family home in Brisbane’s west is finally complete after years of owner-builder love.

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Ticking all boxes

Ticking all boxes

Jenni and Lance’s 8.7-Star Perth home is designed for excellent thermal performance, ageing in place, health, community connection and a love of gardening.

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