Troppo have worked on over 1,000 residential projects, from bathroom and verandah additions through to humble shacks to urban dwellings. Large or small, all seek to keep their footprint to the least, trading economic and fun outdoor space – courts, decks, verandahs, breezeways – for more expensive indoor and conditioned space.

Often projects are staged within a site master plan.

 We work with the whole site (and its context beyond). We are not about architecture as ‘object’. We do not plonk a house on a site – we ‘carve’ it from the site, working ‘in section’ to consider the connection between indoor and outdoor space, between ground and sky – and always with due regard for neighbouring conditions and the greater setting.

Each Troppo house or rework of an existing dwelling seeks to extend its occupants’ empathy with the site and its very particular environment.

Each piece of residential work reflects the ambitions, stories, and, yes, the nuanced functional needs of its users.

Troppo houses have occupied page 1 of the Phaidon Atlas of World Architecture in its 2 most recent editions (2004, 2008); and our residential work big and small is widely and highly awarded.

Forest & Beach House  - Byron Bay, NSW, 2015

Forest & Beach House  - Byron Bay, NSW, 2015

Friedrichstrasse House - Maylands, SA, 2015

Friedrichstrasse House - Maylands, SA, 2015

Bushby Residence - just out of Albany, WA, 2015

Bushby Residence - just out of Albany, WA, 2015

Haus Blong Miranda - Efate, Vanuatu, 2015

Haus Blong Miranda - Efate, Vanuatu, 2015

Willaroo Farm House - Kangaroo Island, SA, 2013

Willaroo Farm House - Kangaroo Island, SA, 2013

Strohmayr House, NT, 2013

Strohmayr House, NT, 2013

Roodenrys Kewell - Westbourne Park, SA, 2013

Roodenrys Kewell - Westbourne Park, SA, 2013

Jureidini Living Wing - Beulah Park, SA, 2013

Jureidini Living Wing - Beulah Park, SA, 2013

Mortlock Lee House - Giraween, NT, 2011

Mortlock Lee House - Giraween, NT, 2011

Creek Chic - Torrens Park, SA, 2011

Creek Chic - Torrens Park, SA, 2011

Horseshoe Bay House - Magnetic Island, North Qld, 2010

Horseshoe Bay House - Magnetic Island, North Qld, 2010

Whale of a Beach House - Port Elliot, SA, 2010

Whale of a Beach House - Port Elliot, SA, 2010

Pied-a-terre - Glen Osmond, SA, 2010

Pied-a-terre - Glen Osmond, SA, 2010

Springs House, Applecross, WA, 2010

Springs House, Applecross, WA, 2010

Martin-Hetzel Beach House - American River, SA, 2010

Martin-Hetzel Beach House - American River, SA, 2010

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Tennyson Beach House - Tennyson, SA, 2009

Tennyson Beach House - Tennyson, SA, 2009

Buttfield Townhouse - North Adelaide, SA, 2007

Buttfield Townhouse - North Adelaide, SA, 2007

Brammy Kyprianou Townhouse - North Adelaide, SA, 2007

Brammy Kyprianou Townhouse - North Adelaide, SA, 2007

Bastian Lakehouse - Auburn, SA, 2003

Bastian Lakehouse - Auburn, SA, 2003

Wallaby Way House House - Magnetic Island, North QLD, 2007

Wallaby Way House House - Magnetic Island, North QLD, 2007

Retreat at Cap du Voltigeur - Kangaroo Island, SA, 2005

Retreat at Cap du Voltigeur - Kangaroo Island, SA, 2005

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Rozak House - Lake Bennett, NT, 2002

Rozak House - Lake Bennett, NT, 2002

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 Thiel House - Cullen Bay, NT, 1996

 Thiel House - Cullen Bay, NT, 1996

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