Inspired Architecture Season 1

  • Architecture, Design, Building
  • 2020

Inspired Architecture Series 1 explores six uniquely Australian structures all in their own way inspirational and isolated, the series explores the narrative of the buildings and their creators, and draws the viewer into an active exploration of modern architecture and design. Each episode includes interviews with the Architects and their commissioning clients, cinematically shot and crafted by award-winning filmmaker Jim Lounsbury (The Meaning of Vanlife, The Infinite Lens).


Director Jim Lounsbury
Writer Jim Lounsbury
Producer Dustin Clare
Sound Designer Gavin Calnan
Associate Producer Camille Clare
Associate Producer Lynnette Lounsbury


Permanent Camping

Located on a remote pristine mountain on a sheep station outside Mudgee, NSW, Australia. Situated at the edge of a ridge surrounded by large granite boulders and ancient dead trees, the building has panoramic views for hundreds of miles to the horizon.

Architect: Rob Brown

Awards: 2008 RAIA Commendation 2008 World Architecture Festival Barcelona

JR's Hut

Inspired by a classic ‘A’ frame tent, JR’s Hut stands alone on a hill outside Gundagai in rural New South Wales. It is a place to switch off, quite literally, and forget about the distractions of modern life. Sustainable Australian hardwoods were the obvious choice given the huts ‘eco’ brief and remote location.

Architects: Luke Stanley & Anthony Hunt

Nominated for Archdaily Building of the Year Award 2019 Finalist Timber Design Awards 2017 - Sustainability Category Finalist Timber Design Awards 2017 - Small Projects Category Finalist Timber Design Awards 2017 - Stand Alone Structure Category

Hart House

Sandwiched between a cliff and the beach, Hart House is located on the idyllic shoreline of Great Mackerel Beach NSW, and was conceived as a contemporary interpretation of the quintessential one-room Australian beach shack. The steepness of the site gives rise to the illusion from the living space that the house is floating directly above the water.

Architect: Rob Brown

2019 Habitus House of the Year People’s Choice Award

South Coast Shipping House

Structurally built around 4 shipping containers this project was always about economy, efficiency and how to do as much as possible on a very limited budget. The client’s conviction from the outset was that good architecture does not need to be expensive, and this project attempts to prove the theory.

Architects : Matt Elkan, Daina Cunningham

Tree House

The Tree House is hidden within a shared bushland valley sited on steep topography in Bayview on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Due to the high level bushfire threat, it is clad in 3mm sheet Corten steel and skirted by suspended galvanised steel grated walkways and decks.

Architects – Matt Elkan, Daina Cunningham Landscape Architect – Lindy Hulton Larson

Awards 2019 MBA NSW Winner New House 2020 NSW Architecture Awards ‘commendation’ - Residential Architecture Houses

Crows Nest House

An exercise in achieving the feeling of generosity within a house footprint that is relatively small, modest in size, but big on the way you feel when you are inside the space. The house enriches the experience of the occupants by creating spaces that have a connection to the outside courtyard and garden areas.

Architect - Virginia Kerridge


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