Often people wonder what Australian architecture is like because of the films. Are the houses filled with swamp water, crocodiles and koalas? Most likely not, but Australian architecture shows a variation on modern design in some places and a blend with the surroundings in others.
Here you can see a variety of different Australian architectural designs and concepts from the inside out. Every house is designed for a family to live in and in many cases there is space left. But it’s not just the family that these designers think of, but also the great scenery of the places they are built in.
From ocean surveillance to green fields, there is no end to the possibilities of a home that can offer it all. There are great places to watch the sunset and often it can be from the top deck of your home. These designers have taken the great outback and in some cases brought it home so that you can get a feel of Australia right in the house.
From large outdoor terraces to a private pool, you can find many different designs that will leave you speechless and ready to take a trip into the world of Down Under.
Bluff House by Inarc Architects
The Bluff House on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is a vacation home that confidently tackles the challenges of a double intersection with a rough coast and the neighboring rural landscape.
The building is on an embankment in the coastal community of Flinders. The view is world class, calm and bucolic in the rural north and a brutal seascape over the nearby Bass Straight in the south.
Brighton House by InForm
Elysium 154 House by BVN Architecture
The Elysium 154, Noosa project is a housing development for the final subdivision within the desirable Noosa Heads zip code.
The large area with 189 house allocations, communal leisure facilities (tennis courts, wellness area, water systems), parks and nature reserves is located inland on the coast of Noosa next to Lake Weyba.
The lush, picturesque landscape of the place preserves large parts of the existing vegetation and offers a wide view of the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.
Esplanade House by Finnis Architects
The customer wanted a modern, eye-catching new residence. The newly built three bedroom house combines open living with privacy and luxury. The main living areas on the ground floor flow through seamlessly to the outside. The house mainly focused on the conversation with the house, which included several social areas.
Expressing views through urban projects
Expressing Views is a private residence in Applecross, a suburb of Perth, Australia.
It was designed by Urbane Projects with large open spaces and a color palette that enhances the feeling of amplitude.
Contemporary, timeless, and spread over three levels, with a sparkling infinity pool up to its raised corner block, this Applecross property catches the eye at first sight – and enables their family of four to live the lifestyle they’ve always dreamed of.
Greenhouse by Carterwilliamson Architects
The site drops two stories from Hartley Street to the back lane. The creation of a unified living plane was one of the most important design gestures in this project. Kitchen, living and dining are combined with the courtyard-like garden with a studio that sits on the garage at the rear border and creates an amphitheater back to the main house.
The rooms on the upper floor are quiet and relaxing; Bedroom and a secluded, contemplative library separated by a glazed void overlooking the sky.
House in Floreat by Craig Sheiles Homes and Mick Rule
This design explores contemporary themes based on the international style for a new home in an established suburb in Perth, Western Australia.
The facade consists of sturdy solids and filigree details that are arranged side by side in order to obtain simple shapes and proportional scales.
Kensington Residence by CplusC Architectural Workshop
This project in Kensington, Sydney was carried out on an existing first floor of a 1920s bungalow.
While maintaining the existing building envelope, the ground floor and first floor have been redesigned to create additional bedrooms and a versatile social area with a kitchen, living and dining area that opens up to a new outdoor entertainment area.
The private bedrooms were placed on the redesigned first floor, with fixed windows added to the north facade to dramatically improve the natural light in the apartment.
Narrabundah House by Adam Dettrick Architects
Angular canopies frame the terraces at the front and rear of this family house in Australia by Adam Dettrick Architects, so that the residents can enjoy the sunshine both in the morning and in the evening (+ slide show).
Queenscliff House by Utz Sanby Architects
This new home was built on narrow urban land on the edge of a cliff 100 meters above sea level. The wedge-shaped block has a north-south aspect with neighboring buildings that are very close to the boundaries in the east-west area.
Robinson Road House by Steve Domoney Architecture
The empire through residential settings
The Kew House 3 from Vibe Design Group
This contemporary home from the Vibe Design Group in Australia has an exterior inspired by stereo cabinets from the 1960s and 1970s.
The house sits on steel posts reminiscent of stereo cabinet legs and has vertical slats that create the feel of a loudspeaker enclosure. I love the luminous pool, the transparent railings and the feeling of privacy and openness at the same time.
Wentworth Rd House by Edward Szewczyk Architects
This building takes full advantage of the sunny side of the street. Where access to the sun and views of Sydney Harbor are the same, you have to be prepared for it.
Three levels of the building with a roof terrace create a dramatic composition above the street, which is controlled by the interplay of horizontal elements.
What is unusual for houses in the surrounding suburbs is that some of the external functions take place on the street front and above the street instead of hiding behind high fences.
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