How to build a new house, from the first stone to the most extravagant finishes: this is a guide to building a modern, modern-day house in Australia.
The guide covers topics including floor plan, construction, fittings, roofing and ceilings, as well as designing and detailing interior spaces.
You’ll learn the basics of home design, but also how to find a home with style and style-defying flair.
For more information about building your own home, visit the Melbourne Building Design Guide website.
This is the third installment of a series of five posts by the author on the topic of home architecture.
The previous posts were on home design in Australia, including the building of an original Victorian house in the 1960s.
This one is all about designing a house from the ground up.
Here are the first two posts in the series: What is home design?
This is an in-depth guide to design and build your own house.
This article will be updated every week, but you can bookmark it for quick reference.
You can find the other articles in this series here: Architecture: The Art and Science of Design: The Definitive Guide to Building a New Home – The New House by Chris Stokes – Architecture: Building a House: A Home for the 21st Century by Paul Kelly – The Art of Home Design: A Modern Guide to Making the Most of Your Home by Christopher F. Cairns – Building a Modern Modern Home – the Architectural Digest Home Architecture: Designing the New Home by Matthew Wilson – Building Your Own House: From Stone to Stone by Chris S. Stokes (architectural design)