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February Highlights: From unrealized opera designs to an impressive modular beach house


Let’s take a look at some of the most popular architecture and design articles in February.

1. Seven of the best Sydney Opera House designs that were rejected

Architect Jørn Utzon’s range of concrete shells is so far-fetched that we couldn’t help but wonder what some of the other 222 entries in the competition might have looked like. So we found seven of the best and brought them to life in a series of renderings.

2. Renovate a 1960s home for indoor and outdoor living

Featured articles The February opera house designs a modular house

Bent Annexe is the renovation and extension of a 1960s house to create a bright family home suitable for indoor and outdoor living.

3. A striking modular home built to last

Featured articles The February opera house designs a modular house

This modular home is a sophisticated and functional family home that took only 18 weeks to complete.

4. Houses with personalities: the introvert and the extrovert

Featured articles The February opera house designs a modular house

These houses have been designed to reflect the human personality traits of introversion (inner-centered and reserved) and extraversion (outward-centered and social).

5. Spectacular views in a minimalist cantilever house

Featured articles The February opera house designs a modular house

This minimalist, rectangular modular home sits cantilevered on a ridge in Portsea, Victoria.

6. A house of the greatest luxury and refinement

Featured articles The February opera house designs a modular house

This home in the affluent Melbourne suburb of Toorak is a home of the utmost luxury and sophistication, designed to exceptional standards of well-being.

7. Is this the first “Queenslander” apartment building?

Featured articles The February opera house designs a modular house

The Brisbane architectural firm ^ proberts has reinvented the traditional Queenslander for contemporary high-rise apartment living.

8. Down-to-earth extension of a 1900s bungalow

Featured articles The February opera house designs a modular house

The addition of adobe elevates this Federation era bungalow on Sydney’s high north coast.

9. Design a fireproof coastal escape

Featured articles The February opera house designs a modular house

This wood-clad vacation home acts as a coastal getaway with strong protection from the elements.

10. Reinvent a home for adaptable living and passive design

Featured articles The February opera house designs a modular house

This project consisted of expanding the living area and studying in the garden to provide a better outdoor connection and increase natural light.


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