Endorsed by

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.

Credits

Architect
Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Project Team
Graham Burrows, Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Simon Topliss, Peter Forsyth
Consultants
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
Related topics

More award

See all
Devonport Living City Stage 1 by Lyons with Maddison Architects and Birrelli. 2019 Tasmanian Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2019 Tasmanian Architecture Awards.

Maitland Riverlink by Chrofi with McGregor Coxall. 2019 NSW Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2019 NSW Architecture Awards.

Place de la Brèche, Niort (France) by Studio Milou. 2019 International Chapter Architecture Awards

The work of Australian architects around the world has been honoured at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2019 International Chapter Awards.

University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute by Swanbury Penglase with BVN. 2019 SA Architecture Awards

The 2019 South Australian Architecture Awards were announced in Adelaide on 29 June.

Most read

Latest on site

Calendar