2014 Houses Awards

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Australian House of the Year and winner of New House over 200 m<sup>2</sup>: Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture.

Australian House of the Year and winner of New House over 200 m2: Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture. Image: Michael Nicholson

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Winner of New House under 200 m<sup>2</sup>: Dogtrot House by Dunn & Hillam Architects.

Winner of New House under 200 m2: Dogtrot House by Dunn & Hillam Architects. Image: Kilian O'Sullivan

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Winner of House Alteration and Addition under 200 m<sup>2</sup>: Cabin Two by Maddison Architects.

Winner of House Alteration and Addition under 200 m2: Cabin Two by Maddison Architects. Image: William Watt

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Winner of House Alteration and Addition over 200 m<sup>2</sup>: Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects.

Winner of House Alteration and Addition over 200 m2: Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Winner of Apartment or Unit: Loft Apartment by Adrian Amore Architects.

Winner of Apartment or Unit: Loft Apartment by Adrian Amore Architects. Image: Fraser Marsden

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Joint winner of House in a Heritage Context: Westgarth House by Kennedy Nolan Architects.

Joint winner of House in a Heritage Context: Westgarth House by Kennedy Nolan Architects. Image: Derek Swalwell

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Joint winner of House in a Heritage Context: Middle Park House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects.

Joint winner of House in a Heritage Context: Middle Park House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects. Image: John Gollings

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Winner of Outdoor: The Garden Project by Welsh + Major Architects.

Winner of Outdoor: The Garden Project by Welsh + Major Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Winner of Sustainability: The Commons by Breathe Architecture.

Winner of Sustainability: The Commons by Breathe Architecture. Image: Andrew Wuttke

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2014 Houses Awards jury (L–R): Peter Willams (architectural advice for the House in a Heritage Context category), Katelin Butler, William Smart, Emma Williamson, Maggie Edmond, Brian Donovan.

2014 Houses Awards jury (L–R): Peter Willams (architectural advice for the House in a Heritage Context category), Katelin Butler, William Smart, Emma Williamson, Maggie Edmond, Brian Donovan. Image: Jonathan Butler

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Houses Awards 2014 hosts Katelin Butler (<i>Houses</i> editor) and Cameron Bruhn (editorial director).

Houses Awards 2014 hosts Katelin Butler (Houses editor) and Cameron Bruhn (editorial director). Image: Neil Fenelon

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Maggie Edmond of the jury with <i>Houses editor</i> Katelin Butler.

Maggie Edmond of the jury with Houses editor Katelin Butler. Image: Neil Fenelon

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Houses Awards was presented at Doltone House Hyde Park in Sydney.

Houses Awards was presented at Doltone House Hyde Park in Sydney. Image: Neil Fenelon

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Winner of Australia House of the Year, Peter Stutchbury (left) and project architect John Bohane (right) with Richard Munao of Cult.

Winner of Australia House of the Year, Peter Stutchbury (left) and project architect John Bohane (right) with Richard Munao of Cult. Image: Neil Fenelon

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Winner of New House under 200m<sup>2</sup> Lee Hillam (left) and Ashley Dunn (centre) with Phil Brenton of Artedomus.

Winner of New House under 200m2 Lee Hillam (left) and Ashley Dunn (centre) with Phil Brenton of Artedomus. Image: Neil Fenelon

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Winner of New House over 200m<sup>2</sup> Peter Stutchbury (centre) with project architect John Bohane (right) and Elizabeth McIntyre of Think Brick.

Winner of New House over 200m2 Peter Stutchbury (centre) with project architect John Bohane (right) and Elizabeth McIntyre of Think Brick. Image: Neil Fenelon

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Winner of Alterations and Additions under 200m<sup>2</sup> Drew Carling of Maddison Architects (left) with Charlie McDonald of Fisher & Paykel (right).

Winner of Alterations and Additions under 200m2 Drew Carling of Maddison Architects (left) with Charlie McDonald of Fisher & Paykel (right). Image: Neil Fenelon

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Winner of Alterations and Additions over 200m<sup>2</sup> Andrew Burges (right) with Tim Haymes of Haymes Paint (left).

Winner of Alterations and Additions over 200m2 Andrew Burges (right) with Tim Haymes of Haymes Paint (left). Image: Neil Fenelon

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Accepting on behalf of Adrian Amore, winner of Apartment or Unit is Chema Bould (left) and Nora Prager Stumpf of Geberit.

Accepting on behalf of Adrian Amore, winner of Apartment or Unit is Chema Bould (left) and Nora Prager Stumpf of Geberit. Image: Neil Fenelon

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Joint Winner of House in a Heritage Context Patrick Kennedy (left) and Adriana Hanna (right) of Kennedy Nolan with Jim Norris of Heritage Council of Victoria.

Joint Winner of House in a Heritage Context Patrick Kennedy (left) and Adriana Hanna (right) of Kennedy Nolan with Jim Norris of Heritage Council of Victoria. Image: Neil Fenelon

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Joint winner of House in a Heritage Context Graham Burrows (left) and Jon Clements (right) with Jim Norris of Heritage Council of Victoria.

Joint winner of House in a Heritage Context Graham Burrows (left) and Jon Clements (right) with Jim Norris of Heritage Council of Victoria. Image: Neil Fenelon

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Winner of Outdoor Christine Major (centre) and David Welsh (right) with James Grant, president of AILA NSW Chapter.

Winner of Outdoor Christine Major (centre) and David Welsh (right) with James Grant, president of AILA NSW Chapter. Image: Neil Fenelon

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Winner of Sustainability Bonnie Herring of Breathe Architecture with Anthony Adamo of Verosol.

Winner of Sustainability Bonnie Herring of Breathe Architecture with Anthony Adamo of Verosol.

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Houses Awards supporting partners, L–R: Richard Munao (Cult), Tim Haymes (Haymes Paint), Jim Norris (Heritage Council of Victoria), Nora Prager Stumpf (Geberit), Phil Brenton (Artedomus), Elizabeth McIntyre (Think Brick), Charlie McDonald (Fisher & Paykel), James Grant (AILA NSW Chapter), and Anthony Adamo (Verosol).

Houses Awards supporting partners, L–R: Richard Munao (Cult), Tim Haymes (Haymes Paint), Jim Norris (Heritage Council of Victoria), Nora Prager Stumpf (Geberit), Phil Brenton (Artedomus), Elizabeth McIntyre (Think Brick), Charlie McDonald (Fisher & Paykel), James Grant (AILA NSW Chapter), and Anthony Adamo (Verosol). Image: Neil Fenelon

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The 2014 Houses Awards have been announced, with the top honour of Australian House of the Year going to Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture – a dwelling that connects to its undeniably spectacular setting in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales. In awarding the project, the jury commented that “being (another) rural retreat with a jaw-dropping view, this project needed to convince us that all the moves made to create it are in harmony with its location, and that it is a great piece of architecture in its own right, and this it has.” This elegant building also won the New House over 200 m2 category.

2014 Houses Awards jury (L–R): Peter Willams (architectural advice for the House in a Heritage Context category), Katelin Butler, William Smart, Emma Williamson, Maggie Edmond, Brian Donovan. Image:  Jonathan Butler

The full list of the 2014 Houses Awards is as follows:

Australian House of the Year

Invisible House (NSW) – Peter Stutchbury Architecture

New House under 200 m2

Dogtrot House (NSW) – Dunn & Hillam Architects

New House over 200 m2

Invisible House (NSW) – Peter Stutchbury Architecture

House Alteration and Addition under 200 m2

Cabin Two (Vic) – Maddison Architects

House Alteration and Addition over 200 m2

Skylight House (NSW) – Andrew Burges Architects

Apartment or Unit

Loft Apartment (Vic) – Adrian Amore Architects

House in a Heritage Context – joint winner

Westgarth House (Vic) – Kennedy Nolan Architects

House in a Heritage Context – joint winner

Middle Park House (Vic) – Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Outdoor

The Garden Project (NSW) – Welsh + Major Architects

Sustainability

The Commons (Vic) – Breathe Architecture

Commendations

Twenty-one projects across all categories recieved commendations.

Now in its fourth year, the annual Houses Awards program celebrates design excellence across eight categories, with an overall winner receiving the premier award of Australian House of the Year. This year’s celebration took place at Sydney’s Doltone House Hyde Park on Friday 1 August. Hosted by Houses magazine editor Katelin Butler and Architecture Media editorial director Cameron Bruhn, the event brought together leading architects and designers from around Australia for a cocktail party with peers, colleagues and clients. The generous awards supporters took to the stage to present the accolades (and $13,000 in prize money). On behalf of the 2014 Houses Awards jury, architect Maggie Edmond spoke about the extremely high calibre of residential work recognized from across the country.

The jurors for the 2014 Houses Awards were: Brian Donovan (BVN Donovan Hill, Qld), Maggie Edmond (Edmond and Corrigan, Vic), William Smart (Smart Design Studio, NSW), Emma Williamson (CODA Studio, WA) and Katelin Butler (Houses magazine). Architectural advice for the House in a Heritage Context category was provided by Peter Williams (Williams Boag Architects) on behalf of the Heritage Council of Victoria.

The Houses Awards is presented by Architecture Media, publisher of Houses magazine. Many thanks to award supporters Cult, Artedomus, Fisher & Paykel, GeberitHaymes Paint, Heritage Council of Victoria, Think Brick Australia and Verosol, as well as jury host SC Land and accommodation partner The Hatton. See the full image galleries for shortlisted projects here

Issue 99 of Houses contains a full report with coverage of the award winners, commendations and finalists, and there are even more images in the gallery on the Houses Awards website.


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