2017 NSW Country Division Architecture Awards

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The Joint, Thirroul by Joint Modular.

The Joint, Thirroul by Joint Modular. Image: Marcus Piper

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Ballina Sea Rescue Tower, Ballina by DFJ Architects.

Ballina Sea Rescue Tower, Ballina by DFJ Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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iAccelerate Centre, North Wollongong by ADM Architects.

iAccelerate Centre, North Wollongong by ADM Architects. Image: Tim Shaw

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Ocean Shores Soccer Club, Ocean Shores by DFJ Architects.

Ocean Shores Soccer Club, Ocean Shores by DFJ Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Carlyle Lane, Byron Bay by Harley Graham Architects.

Carlyle Lane, Byron Bay by Harley Graham Architects. Image: Peter Tanevski

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Escarpment House, Thirroul by Takt.

Escarpment House, Thirroul by Takt. Image: Shantanu Starick

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The Joint, Thirroul by Joint Modular.

The Joint, Thirroul by Joint Modular. Image: Marcus Piper

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Courtyard House, Lilyfield by Davis Architects.

Courtyard House, Lilyfield by Davis Architects. Image: Ann-Louise Buck

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Sampson House, Orange by Source Architects.

Sampson House, Orange by Source Architects. Image: Tom Ferguson

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Hidden Studio, Coopers Shoot by Harley Graham Architects.

Hidden Studio, Coopers Shoot by Harley Graham Architects. Image: Andy Macpherson

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Possum Shoot Shed, Possum Shoot by DFJ Architects.

Possum Shoot Shed, Possum Shoot by DFJ Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Green West House, Orange by Source Architects.

Green West House, Orange by Source Architects. Image: Tom Ferguson

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Lue Road Residence, Mudgee by Cameron Anderson Architects.

Lue Road Residence, Mudgee by Cameron Anderson Architects. Image: Amber Hooper

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Sampson House, Orange by Source Architects.

Sampson House, Orange by Source Architects. Image: Tom Ferguson

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Bangalow Farmhouse, Bangalow by DFJ Architects.

Bangalow Farmhouse, Bangalow by DFJ Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Coffs Coast Wildlife Centre by Regional Architects.

Coffs Coast Wildlife Centre by Regional Architects. Image: Regional Architects

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Bangalow Farmhouse, Bangalow by DFJ Architects.

Bangalow Farmhouse, Bangalow by DFJ Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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An innovative affordable home has won one of the most prestigious awards at the country NSW architecture awards.

The Joint, by Joint Modular in the Wollongong suburb of Thirroul, took home both the Residential Architecture – Affordable Housing (under $350,000) Award and the James Barnet Award, which recognizes outstanding work in any category. The jury felt the project was “exceptional on account of its ambition, method of delivery, social ethos and high level of design resolution.” 

The jury, led by chair Sarah Aldridge, said the “architect-builder collaboration provides an affordable dwelling of a design standard rarely seen in this sector.” 

Two houses shared the title of best new home: Byron Bay home Carlyle Lane by Harley Graham Architects and Escarpment House by Takt in Thirroul on the South Coast.

“The calm ease and warmth of the architecture belies the skill and hard work that make these spaces so elegantly resolved,” the jury said of the Carlyle Lane and described Escarpment House as “a treasure trove of innovative architectural ideas.”

Fourteen projects received awards and commendations. NSW chapter president Andrew Nimmo said the winning projects shared a “creative and professional approach for integrating the built environment with the natural surrounds in a robust and complementary way that best meets the needs of the client and maximizes environmental performance.”

James Barnet Award

The Joint, Thirroul – Joint Modular 

Ballina Sea Rescue Tower, Ballina by DFJ Architects. Image:  Christopher Frederick Jones

Public and Commercial Architecture

Winner

Ballina Sea Rescue Tower, Ballina – DFJ Architects

Commendations

iAccelerate Centre, North Wollongong – ADM Architects

Ocean Shores Soccer Club, Ocean Shores – DFJ Architects

Carlyle Lane, Byron Bay by Harley Graham Architects. Image:  Peter Tanevski

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Winners (tied)

Carlyle Lane, Byron Bay – Harley Graham Architects

Escarpment House, Thirroul – Takt

Residential Architecture – Affordable Housing (under $350,000)

Winner

The Joint, Thirroul – Joint Modular

Courtyard House, Lilyfield by Davis Architects.  Image:  Ann-Louise Buck

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Winner

Courtyard House, Lilyfield – Davis Architects

Commendation

Sampson House, Orange – Source Architects

Hidden Studio, Coopers Shoot by Harley Graham Architects. Image:  Andy Macpherson

Small Projects

Winners (tied)

Hidden Studio, Coopers Shoot – Harley Graham Architects

Possum Shoot Shed, Possum Shoot – DFJ Architects

Commendation

Green West House, Orange – Source Architects

Lue Road Residence, Mudgee by Cameron Anderson Architects. Image:  Amber Hooper

People’s Choice Award

Lue Road Residence, Mudgee – Cameron Anderson Architects

Sampson House, Orange by Source Architects. Image:  Tom Ferguson

Heritage

Winner

Sampson House, Orange – Source Architects

Commendation

Bangalow Farmhouse, Bangalow – DFJ Architects

Coffs Coast Wildlife Centre by Regional Architects.  Image:  Regional Architects

Vision Award

Commendation

Coffs Coast Wildlife Centre – Regional Architects

Bangalow Farmhouse, Bangalow by DFJ Architects. Image:  Christopher Frederick Jones

Termimesh Timber Award

Award

Bangalow Farmhouse, Bangalow – DFJ Architects


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