2018 NSW Country Division Architecture Awards

A cellar door for a winery in Orange has snatched the top prize at the Australian Instutite of Architects’ NSW Country Division Awards, the James Barnet Award.

Designed by Source Architects, the Montoro Cellar Door also won the Award for Commercial Architecture. The jury, led by Ashley Dunn of Sydney’s Dunn and Hillam Architects, said the “simple and elegant” building “sits neatly in its setting of native grasses and open fields, providing a vantage point to survey the surrounding landscape. [It is] an intelligent, exacting and considered building that responds cleverly to its context, constraints and setting.”

Elsewhere, Byron Bay-based practice Dominic Finlay Jones Architects left the ceremony with five awards and three commendations, including the Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing Award for the prototype Habitat Live Work project, which combined good-quality, lower-cost housing and home-office workspaces.

“This is an excellent prototype development,” said the jury, “which is imaginatively conceived and beautifully executed, and deserving of a multiple housing award.”

NSW chapter president Andrew Nimmo said, “Architects apply design thinking to everything they do in order to do more with less and help clients realise opportunities that they did not know existed. This is just part of the value we describe when we speak of the design dividend, and each year we see the bar raised when it comes to the innovative design solutions and practices architects are implementing across regional NSW.”

James Barnet Award

Montoro Cellar Door – Source Architects

Lismore Regional Gallery by Dominic Finlay Jones Architects.

Lismore Regional Gallery by Dominic Finlay Jones Architects.

Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

Public Architecture

Commendation

Lismore Regional Gallery – Dominic Finlay Jones Architects

Habitat Commercial, Byron Arts and Industry Estate by Dominic Finlay Jones Architects.

Habitat Commercial, Byron Arts and Industry Estate by Dominic Finlay Jones Architects.

Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

Commercial Architecture

Awards

Habitat Commercial, Byron Arts and Industry Estate – Dominic Finlay Jones Architects

Montoro Cellar Door – Source Architects

CSU Barraameilinga Indigenous Student Centre by Havenhand and Mather Architects.

CSU Barraameilinga Indigenous Student Centre by Havenhand and Mather Architects.

Image: Mark James Photography

Educational Architecture

Commendation

CSU Barraameilinga Indigenous Student Centre – Havenhand and Mather Architects

Urban Design

Award

Jetty4Shores Revitalisation Project – Fisher Design and Architecture with Mackenzie Pronk Architects and Coffs Harbour City Council

Elanora House by Aspect Architecture.

Elanora House by Aspect Architecture.

Image: Daniel Evans

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Award

Elanora House – Aspect Architecture

Commendations

Great Granny House – Cocks Carmichael with Harley Graham Architects

Natural Lane House – Dominic Finlay Jones Architects

The Eclipse House – Create Architecture

William Street Lane House by Tricia Helyar Architect.

William Street Lane House by Tricia Helyar Architect.

Image: Stuart Scott

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

Commendation

William Street Lane House – Tricia Helyar Architect

Southern House by Source Architects.

Southern House by Source Architects.

Image: Tom Ferguson

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Commendation

Southern House – Source Architects

Habitat Live Work, Byron Arts and Industry Estate by Dominic Finlay Jones Architects.

Habitat Live Work, Byron Arts and Industry Estate by Dominic Finlay Jones Architects.

Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

Award

Habitat Live Work, Byron Arts and Industry Estate – Dominic Finlay Jones Architects

Commendation

two@twoseventwo – Space Studio

Barrio by Dominic Finlay Jones Architects.

Barrio by Dominic Finlay Jones Architects.

Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

Interior Architecture

Award

Barrio – Dominic Finlay Jones Architects

Commendations

Byron Shire Council Foyer – Space Studio

DUK – Dominic Finlay Jones Architects

Armidale - Refuge/Prospect by Virginia Wong See Architecture At Altitude.

Armidale - Refuge/Prospect by Virginia Wong See Architecture At Altitude.

Image: Brett Boardman

Small Projects

Awards

Armidale - Refuge/Prospect – Virginia Wong See, Architecture At Altitude

Commendations

Habitat Recreation, Byron Arts and Industry Estate – Dominic Finlay Jones Architects

Jetty4Shores Stage, Coffs Harbour Jetty – Fisher Design and Architecture with Mackenzie Pronk Architects

Marvell Studio, Byron Bay – Harley Graham Architects

Heritage

Award

Lismore Regional Gallery – Dominic Finlay Architects

Vision Award

C.A.L.M by Dominic Finlay Jones Architects.

C.A.L.M by Dominic Finlay Jones Architects.

Image: DFJ and Renderman

C.A.L.M – Dominic Finlay Jones Architect

Termimesh Timber Award

Armidale - Refuge/Prospect – Virginia Wong See, Architecture At Altitude

People’s Choice Award

Byron Shire Council Foyer, Mullumbimby – Space Studio

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