Experience eight exceptional houses open to the public as part of a tour of award-winning and shortlisted projects from the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2012 residential awards program. Each of these small-scale projects (six urban and two coastal) embody design excellence with an emphasis on sustainability and affordability.
Urban houses (open 10 am to 4 pm)
Heller Street Park and Residences (Brunswick) Six Degrees Architects
Balwyn Road House (Balwyn) Nest Architects
Harold Street Residence (Middle Park) Jackson Clements Burrows
Southwood Home (North Fitzroy) Zen Architects
Milk Carton House (Brunswick) Simon and Freda Thornton
Garage+Deck+Landscape (Kew) Baracco + Wright Architects
Coastal houses (open 2–5.30 pm)
Big Hill (Lorne) Kerstin Thompson Architects
Zen House (Jan Juc) Zen Architects
Organised by the Robin Boyd Foundation with the Australian Institute of Architects, the tour is self-guided and bookings are essential as it’s a ticketed event.
See the website for ticket prices, registration details and tour maps.