Le Poulailler

Quebec, Canada – eba architecture Built Area: 130.53 m2 Year Built: 2017 Photographs: Joël Gingras/Apy-D Le Poulailler House is an addition project to an existing brick building that’s been on the site for at least a hundred years. The architect was careful to preserve the old structure as it introduces a new one. The result […]

Water Street

Tucson, United States – Rob Paulus Architects Built Area:     160.0 m2 Year Built:     2012 Photographs:    Liam Frederick Water Street is an addition project to an existing bungalow. The original structure sits on a long plot of land. In order to maximize space, a master suite was added, along with a new guest house. The […]


Melbourne, Australia – Jos Tan Architects Built Area:     35.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Tom Ross Coronet is a renovation and addition project to an existing home. The owner is an avid cook who wanted a multi-purpose space for cooking, entertaining, and dining. The said space, according to the brief, should open up to […]

Randwick Pavilion

Sydney, Australia – MASQ Architecture Built Area:     90.0 m2 Year Built:     2018 Photographs:    The Guthrie Project The brief for Randwick Pavilion required the addition of three spaces to an existing home. A living room, kitchen, and dining room were appended into the original structure. The design of the living room establishes an […]

K2 House

Melbourne City, Australia – FMD Architects Built Area:     114.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Peter Bennetts Back in 2008, the architects have designed K2 House, a pad fit for a young bachelor. Nearly a decade later, the firm was tasked to make some changes to the design. The clients wanted to upgrade […]


Vienna, Austria – smartvoll Area:     35.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Dimitar Gamizov Kutscherhaus is the result of a renovation project done to a space that once belonged to a coachman. It’s a small house  located at the back of Vienna’s museumquartier and has existed for at least 100 years. The 35-square meter apartment […]

Chalet La Petite Soeur

Saint Donat, Canada – ACDF Architecture Area:     130.0 m2 Year Built:     2018 Photographs:    Adrien Williams Chalet La Petite Soeur is an extension project to a rustic country cottage. It’s actually a modern structure that provides an interesting contrast to the old house. The newly-added building has a sharp gabled roof and reflects the dimensions […]

House T

Gamlitz, Austria – Atelier Ulrike Tinnacher Project Year:  2015 Area:  170.0 m2 Photographers:  Simon Oberhofer House T sits in the expansive, rolling landscape of a peaceful Austrian vineyard. It is found on top of a hill, blending naturally with its surroundings. It’s where an old vintner’s house used to be. After being remodelled in 2015, […]

Mills House

Melbourne, Australia –  Austin Maynard Architects Built area:    154.0 m2 Year built:    2015 Photographs: Peter Bennetts Studio Mills House is an extension project to an existing terrace house. The design focused on the needs of a mother and her young children. The architects preserved the façade of the original structure as well as the two front […]

Armadale House

Melbourne, Australia –  Robson Rak Architects, Made By Cohen Built area:    150.0 m2 Year built:    2013 Photographs: Shannon McGrath Armadale House is a renovation project on a small, dark, and old Victorian house. Today, there exists an open-plan kitchen, spacious living area, and connecting courtyard. The end result is a house that is stylish, bright, […]

Brick House

Annandale, Australia –  Bastian Architecture Built area:    79.0 m2 Year built:    2015 Photographs: Justin Aaron Brick House is a renovation and extension project of an old worker’s cottage. The old wall was made out of bricks. Because of this, the architects decided to use the same material throughout the house. The bricks used in the project […]

Dark Light House

Melbourne, Australia –  MRTN Architects Built area:    150.0 m2 Year built:    2017 Photographs: Tatjana Plitt The original Dark Light House was built in the 1960s as a holiday home. Understandably, the current owner wanted to give the house an upgrade. They wanted to make some additions to accommodate the needs of a modern family. However, the […]

Down Up House

France – Avignon-Clouet Architectes Project Year :     2011 Developed Area :     50.0 m2 Down Up House is an extension project of an old ground floor flat, a building constructed in the 19th century. Because of the very limited landscape, the architects had to make sure that they make full use of the available […]

Woonschip VC

Cas Oorthuyskade , Amsterdam, Netherland – Marcel van der Lubbe, Jannie Vinke Project Year :     2016 Developed Area :     150  m2 Photographer:     Luuk Kramer Woonschip VC is an actual cargo ship that was converted into a sailing houseboat. The brief was very specific:  the owners wanted space, sustainability, and high quality of […]

Allen Key House

Sydney, Australia – Architect Prineas Project Year :    2016 Developed Area :    220.0 m2 Photographs :     Chris Warnes Budget constraints often force architects to cut down on something. But this addition to the Allen Key House doesn’t look like there were any constraints from the get-go. Charming and quaint in design, this […]

House in Smilovci

Smilovci, Dimitrovgrad municipality, Serbia – Modelart Arhitekti   Project Year :     2017 Developed Area :     111.0 m2 ( 1198.8 Sq ft2 ) Photographs :     Stefan Ivković Smilovci is an unassuming little village in Serbia. According to data from the 2011 census, their total population is 114. For the most […]

Enough House

enough house

Nova Scotia, Canada – MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Project Year:     2015 Developed Area :     64.81 m2 ( 700.0 ft2 ) Photographs:     William Green, James Brittain Located on the Atlantic coast, the surrounding farm is built by the sea on the historic ruins of Nova Scotia, Canada. This house was built within structures […]

A small residence in Hawthorn

Hawthorn VIC, Australia – Alexandra Buchanan Architecture Project Year :     2015 Photographs :     Itsuka Studio Living close to a city centre inevitably leads to compromise. Hawthorn is an inner city suburb of Melbourne that was developed in the late 19th century. Blocks are small and the houses compact. The owners wanted the […]

The Big Little House

Fitzroy North VIC, Australia – Nic Owen Architects  Project Year :     2013 Developed Area :     155.0 sqm ( 1674 Sq ft2 ) Photographs :     Christine Francis A traditional Victorian residence renovated to accommodate the needs of a growing family, the Big Little House pays respect to tradition while keeping functionality in mind. […]

Cowshed House

Multi-award winner - Cowshed House by Carter Williamson

Sydney  Australia  –  Carter Williamson Architects Year built:     2012 Photography:     Brett Boardman By old world standards, Sydney is a young city. The suburb of Glebe was developed in the mid-19th century. It’s an area of mostly small lots, terrace and semi-detached homes interspersed with the occasional mansion. Somewhere in the midst […]

Spiegel Haus – inner Sydney living

inner-city living - Spiegel Haus Sydney

Alexandria Sydney  Australia  –  Carter Williamson Architects Photography:     Brett Boardman Sydney’s inner suburbs were subdivided in the mid to late 1800’s. Little thought was given to the Australian climate or to the needs of those intended to live on these lots – typically low paid unskilled or semi-skilled workers.  The lots are small, many […]

Like a glove – the Dovecote Studio

Dovecote Studio - Exterior

Snape Maltings, England – Haworth Tompkins Year built:     2009 Photography:     Philip Vile Dovecote:  A shelter with nest holes for domesticated pigeons. Snape Maltings was an abandoned industrial site before being reborn as a music and art centre by none other than Benjamin Britten. The existing ruins used here, once formed a two-storey brick dovecote. The ruins […]

Bay Lake Cabin

Bay Lake Cabin - Exterior

Bay Lake, Minnesota – Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Ltd Year built:   1930’s Year renovated:     2013 Photography:    Scott Amundson It’s always a tough decision – demolish or rebuild. The plain truth is that it costs around twice the cost per square foot to renovate than it does to do a new build. But there […]