2018 National Architecture Awards: Residential Architecture – Houses (New) Commendation

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Compound House by March Studio.

Compound House by March Studio. Image: Peter Bennetts

Compound House by March Studio
Residential Architecture – Houses (New): National Commendation
Australian Institute of Architects

Jury citation

Compound House is a home that astutely reflects and celebrates its owners’ personalities and interests. Exposing the oversized steel construction is a nod to the client’s own involvement in the steel industry; a prized car collection is carefully integrated into the design, as is the client’s eclectic art collection; and a fireman’s pole is a playful alternative route to the basement. A characterful copper screen with an innovative clip system, prototyped in the March Studio workshop, shields the upper level that hovers above a landscaped terrain. In a relatively conservative street in Melbourne’s bayside, this house proudly stands out.

For more coverage, read Christine Phillips’s project review from Architecture Australia Mar/Apr 2018.

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