2019 Houses Awards: Emerging Architecture Practice

Edition Office

Jury Comment

Founded in 2016 by Aaron Roberts and Kim Bridgland, Edition Office has already made its mark on Australian residential architecture. The practice’s suite of projects embodies an inspiring merging of art and architecture, relating to an exploration of material expression, form and spatial practice. The work has a strong sculptural quality and boldness, and the purity of the deep design thinking is often illustrated in expressive model-making.

The poetry of the finished spaces is impressive. Projects such as Hawthorn House (see Houses 128), Point Lonsdale House and Fish Creek House use a layering of screens and courtyards to connect inhabitants to the outside world with consideration and thoughtfulness. Whether responding to a suburban context or an impressive landscape setting, Edition Office takes cues from history and climate in order to anchor a building to its site.

The jury is keen to see this practice continue to grow and take on larger-scale projects, including some medium-density housing in Melbourne’s inner-city suburbs.

The Award for Emerging Architecture Practice is supported by Blum.

See full image galleries of all the winning and shortlisted projects here.



Published online: 26 Jul 2019
Words: Houses Awards Jury 2019
Images: Benjamin Hosking


Houses, August 2019

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