For 10 years, the Houses Awards have shone a spotlight on Australia’s most outstanding homes, celebrating ambitious design and the very best in residential architecture. Today, we’re sharing just a handful of the shortlisted entries to inspire and delight you!
This year’s shortlisted projects represent the pinnacle of antipodean architecture and reflect the current zeitgeist of residential design in this country. A home can be a sanctuary away from the pressures of the outside world and perhaps that rings especially true in the current crisis, explains Katelin Butler, chair of the 2020 jury and editorial director at Architecture Media.
“This year’s jury was acutely aware of the broader context of what is happening in the world today – the current pandemic, our climate emergency and economic downturn. How do these challenges affect the way we design or should design in the future?
“The standout homes were the ones that not only comprised a series of beautifully designed spaces, but gave the impression that they would be highly functional and comfortable places to live. These homes showed the ways that residential architecture can contribute to the broader context of its streetscape and local suburb, and how design interventions can build community and neighbourhood.
“With density increasing in our Australian cities and suburbs, it’s important to think about connections that expand the experience of a dwelling beyond its technical boundaries and how to navigate the balance between public and private space.”
The winners will be announced 31 July with projects awarded across nine categories and one home awarded the premier title of Australian House of the Year. The 2020 jury includes: Barrie Marshall – Founding Partner, Denton Corker Marshall (VIC); Poppy Taylor – Founding Partner, Taylor and Hinds (TAS); James Russell – Principal, James Russell Architect (QLD); Hannah Tribe – Principal, Tribe Studio Architects (NSW); and Katelin Butler – Editorial Director, Architecture Media.
In the new house under 200m2, check out Paddington House 05 by Nobbs Radford Architects:
In the new house over 200m2 category, check out Glebe House by Chenchow Little Architects:
In the house alteration & addition under 200m2 category check out Park Life by Architecture Architecture:
In the house alteration and addition over 200 m2, check out Tree House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects:
In the apartment category, check out Lawler Residence by Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design:
For the house in a heritage context category check out Gallery House by Grove Architects: