Alexandra Buchanan Architecture

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Through Colour Blocking And A Diaphanous Fabric Curtain
The Extension To This 1890s Single Fronted Weatherboard Cottage In Hawthorn


Alexandra Buchanan Architecture creates unique, elegant & practical architecture that is collaboratively conceived and individually crafted.

They are a boutique architecture studio that has been under the direction of Alexandra Buchanan since 2011.

Their studios in Brisbane & Melbourne create beautiful, liveable architecture & interiors that respond to their clients story and how they want to live.

Alexandra Buchanan Architecture are driven by approachability, personalisation and collaboration. They explore the unique identity of each project – one that reflects the clients lifestyles. Their designs are influenced by the cultural diversity of the design team and the entire breadth of their experience.

The studio starts each project by learning about the unique story and lifestyle of the client – from favourite season, time of day, all aspects are considered in order to create residential architecture that speaks to the client.

They explore, test & challenge the brief with the client – as well as the peculiarities of the site and its context. This ensures that every project is unique, highly considered and intricately tailored to the client and its context.


Featured Projects

Coorparoo House carefully negotiates a sloping site and captures views of the city skyline and a swathe of Eucalypts to create a custom dwelling in tune with its surroundings.

The reimagining of House Barlow in Brisbane could certainly be described as an ambitious-transformation project.

This residential project at Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast transforms a dated, single storey brick spec-home into a light-filled, contemporary family beach house.

The extension to this 1890s single-fronted weatherboard cottage in Hawthorn, Melbourne is an exercise in clever compact planning that weaves together traditional and contemporary architecture.

This bold contemporary home perches high above the Yarra River at North Warrandyte on a raised plateau nestled amongst dense native bushland.

The transformation of a tried old house old the Gold Coast to has significantly improved the client's overall enjoyment of their home and daily life.

The renovation and extension of Clayfield House by Alexandra Buchanan Architecture introduces contemporary spaces to an historic Brisbane residence.

The extension and renovation to this heritage cottage at Port Melbourne by Alexandra Buchanan Architecture creates a sense of spaciousness that defies the constraints of its tight urban setting.

The new Alexandra Buchanan Architecture studio, located inside the London Woolstores, Teneriffe, creatively positions a contemporary work place within an historic building shell.

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