Residential

HOUSE OF CUPBOARDS

An affordable home built around its joinery

This award-winning project is a collaborative effort between an architect and a furniture maker who wanted to design a home for their young family on the southeast coast of New South Wales.

 


SCULPTURAL IRONBARK

The beautifully crafted Spiegel Haus

The Spiegel Haus by Carterwilliamson Architects is a thoughtfully crafted home in Sydney’s inner west that celebrates the warmth, robustness and diversity of timber.

 


MAISON DE GASPÉ

Back from the dead

This project in the heart of the Villeray district of Montreal required the major renovation of an existing building that lost most of its original characteristics.


A LARGE HAT IN SUMMER

Living platforms divided by a core

The Land House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture is sited on a battleaxe block (behind another down a driveway) on a west-facing slope close to Sydney Harbour.


ARCHITECTURAL HONESTY

Skeletal frame reflects prevailing forces

The integral function between the inside and outside of a building is a signature emphasis of one of the best residential designs in the 2014 Australian Timber Design Awards.


A BOLD INSERTION

Scottish home wins top UK wood award

Britain’s Grand Designs Home of the Year judges described it as “a breathtakingly bold design that cleverly blends in with the local vernacular”. And the 2014 UK Wood Awards adjudicators also went big on it.


‘WHITE PAPER’

A monolithic optical illusion

The architect has delivered in every respect on the clients’ request for an all white, minimalist and sculptured house for a young family.


A HOUSE FOR HERMES

Rich in texture and Phillip Island history

An old chicory kiln and a 100 square metre artwork are all part of a unique new residence for an Australian couple.


THE COMMONS

A multi-residential housing model

The success of this holistically sustainable multi-residential housing development lies largely in its inventive and pervasive uses of Australian timbers.


ON A MOUNTAINSIDE

In search of a lost ideal of living

This newly completed contemporary home can be found outside the village of Sutton in Quebec’s eastern townships.


CLOSE TO INVISIBLE

Sophistication behind unassuming cedar facade

It is difficult to imagine a 585 square metre, 7-bedroom holiday home being ‘invisible’, but that is the objective for this cedar-clad island retreat.


A KNITTED FACADE

‘Trustworthy’ teak in the Colombian mountains

The client’s awareness that timber becomes more beautiful with time and proper maintenance enabled this deceptively simple country home in Colombia to be built.


QUEENSCLIFF HOUSE

An exploration in spotted gum

When it started out, this now ‘accomplished’ and acclaimed house on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria was a considerably more modest affair.


WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY

A new take on the iconic Purple House

Believe it or not, this private residence in Britain’s Lake District has no less than 78 windows from which to enjoy the view.


THE ZEN BARN

Behind a cloak of reclaimed oak boards

As private homes go, they don’t come much more energy efficient or awarded than the Zen Barn in Ottawa, Canada.