Tiny apartment wins top gong in 2018 Architeam Awards

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Type Street Apartment by Tsai Design.

Type Street Apartment by Tsai Design. Image: Tess Kelly

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Type Street Apartment by Tsai Design.

Type Street Apartment by Tsai Design. Image: Tess Kelly

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Type Street Apartment by Tsai Design.

Type Street Apartment by Tsai Design. Image: Tess Kelly

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Triangle House by Molecule.

Triangle House by Molecule. Image: Derek Swalwell

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Blinco Street House by Philip Stejskal Architecture.

Blinco Street House by Philip Stejskal Architecture. Image: Bo Wong

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Coogee House II by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects.

Coogee House II by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects. Image: Robert Walsh

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Green Shutter House by OOF Architecture.

Green Shutter House by OOF Architecture. Image: Tatjana Plitt

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Tudor Revival by Warc Studio.

Tudor Revival by Warc Studio. Image: Aaron Pocock

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Art House by Winwood Mckenzie Architecture.

Art House by Winwood Mckenzie Architecture. Image: Sean Fennessy

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Manly House I by EM Architects.

Manly House I by EM Architects. Image: Simon Whitbread

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Caroma on Collins by Archier.

Caroma on Collins by Archier. Image: Katherine Lu

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Polyglot by McMahon and Nerlich.

Polyglot by McMahon and Nerlich. Image: Shannon McGrath

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Surry Hills Surry Hills (Little Albion Guest House) by Terence Yong Architecture, Shed (Architecture) with Archemy, Space Control (Interior Design).

Surry Hills Surry Hills (Little Albion Guest House) by Terence Yong Architecture, Shed (Architecture) with Archemy, Space Control (Interior Design). Image: Terence Yong

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The Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre  by Bud Brannigan Architects.

The Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre by Bud Brannigan Architects. Image: David Sandison

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Northside Boulders by Green Sheep Collective.

Northside Boulders by Green Sheep Collective. Image: Daniel Fuge

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Free to Feed by Circle Studio Architects.

Free to Feed by Circle Studio Architects.

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Warne Street Residences by Sonelo Design Studio.

Warne Street Residences by Sonelo Design Studio. Image: Sonelo Design Studio

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Downside Up House by WALA.

Downside Up House by WALA. Image: Tatjana Plitt

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The Architeam Cooperative has announced the winners of the 2018 Architeam Awards.

The awards recieved 150 entries this year – the most for the program to date.

Tsai Design’s Type Street Apartment took home the awards’ most prestigious prize, the Architeam Medal. The tiny apartment was also the recipient of the Small Project Medal and the Residential – Alterations and Additions Award.

“The project sought to ‘fit a big house into a small apartment’ and to accommodate living and home office within the same space,” said the jury. “The result is an exemplary alteration that prioritises function and comfort, and demonstrates how architectural care and consideration can improve day-to-day living.” 

Elsewhere, a number of organizations were honoured for their role in Australian architecture in the new Contribution and Innovation category. Of these, the Our City Our Square campaign by Citizens for Melbourne – a movement against the planned Apple store at Federation Square – also recieved the Sustainability Medal.

The 2018 judges were chair Justine Clark (Parlour), Steffen Welsch (Steffen Welsch Architecture), Marika Neustupny (NMBW Architecture Studio), Christine Major (Welsh and Major), Mark Austin (Austin Maynard Architects), Miriam Green (Tribe Studio Architecture) and Delia Teschendorff (Delia Teschendorff Architecture). 

The awards were announced in Melbourne on 14 November, however, the People’s Choice Award is still up for grabs, with votes being accepted until Saturday 25 November.

The winners are:

Type Street Apartment by Tsai Design. Image:  Tess Kelly
Blinco Street House by Philip Stejskal Architecture. Image:  Bo Wong

Architeam Medal

Type Street Apartment – Tsai Design

Residential New Award

Winner

Blinco Street House – Philip Stejskal Architecture

Commendations

Triangle House – Molecule 
Coogee House II – Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Residential Alterations and Additions Award

Joint winners

Type Street Apartment – Tsai Design 
Green Shutter House – OOF Architecture

Commendations

Tudor Revival – Warc Studio 
Art House – Winwood Mckenzie Architecture 
Manly House I – EM Architects

Caroma on Collins by Archier. Image:  Katherine Lu

Commercial Award

Winner

Caroma on Collins – Archier

Commendations

Polyglot – McMahon and Nerlich 

Surry Hills Surry Hills (Little Albion Guest House) – Terence Yong Architecture, Shed (Architecture) with Archemy, Space Control (Interior Design)

The Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre by Bud Brannigan Architects. Image:  David Sandison

Community Award

Winner

Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre – Bud Brannigan Architects

Commendations

Northside Boulders – Green Sheep Collective

Free to Feed – Circle Studio Architects

Unbuilt Award

Commendation

Warne Street Residences – Sonelo Design Studio

Contribution and Innovation Award

Joint winners

Accessibility in the Built Environment – Visionary 
New Architects Melbourne (NAM)
Sydney Architecture Walks – Eoghan Lewis 
Our City Our Square campaign – Citizens for Melbourne

Small Project Medal

Type Street Apartment – Tsai Design

Sustainability Medal

Our City Our Square campaign – Citizens for Melbourne

People’s Choice

Downside Up House – WALA

For more information, including the 2018 finalists, go here.


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