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2014 Houses Awards: House in a Heritage Context

House in a Heritage Context – joint winner Middle Park House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects 2014 Houses Awards

Jury comment

This compelling contemporary building is the result of the joint efforts of client and architect. The project is outstanding in both planning arrangement and contextual “fit.” The designers have deliberately chosen not to derive a solution using obvious clues from neighbouring buildings, but rather to accommodate an extensive two-level program into what appears to be a single-storey volume.

This deft arrangement and management of the building form, its adjacent open space and prominent location have elaborated the essence of new building placement within Heritage Overlay and Special Building Overlay areas.

An uncompromising hold on the site boundary along the side street has maintained strong site definition and created spatial flexibility on the northern side of the new building. This building not only speaks of the private needs of its inhabitants but also successfully declares its place in the public realm at an urban level.

Skilful form-making, appropriate materiality and interior detailing assembled with a light touch are hallmarks of this heritage infill exemplar.

See full image galleries of all the winning and shortlisted projects here.

Award for Heritage supported by Heritage Council Victoria.


Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Project Team
Graham Burrows, Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Simon Topliss, Peter Forsyth
Builder Krongold Construction
Engineer BHS Consultants
Landscape Eckersley Garden Architecture
Lighting Light Project
Site details
Location Melbourne,  Vic,  Australia
Category Residential buildings
Type Heritage, Houses, Residential
Project Details
Status Built
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