Architecture Architecture’s ‘Dark Horse’ leads the herd at 2017 Architeam Awards

Architecture Architecture has won the 2017 Architeam Awards’ highest honour, the ArchiTeam Medal, for Dark Horse – a small, unashamedly contemporary house placed within a row of workers’ cottages in Brunswick East.

Dark Horse was also named joint winner of the new residential category, with Tess and JJ’s House by Po-Co Architecture sharing the honours.

Architecture Architecture was also awarded a Small Project Medal commendation for its project Together Apart, an innovative intervention in a bedroom for twin girls.

Fellow Melbourne-based practice Figr took home two awards, winning in the Residential Alterations and Additions category for Light Corridor House, and gaining a commendation for Datum House in the Residential New category. The annual ArchiTeam Awards “celebrate the contribution of small, medium and emerging practices to the Australian architectural landscape.”

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The 2017 judges were Albert Mo (awards chair, Architects EAT), Karen Alcock (MA Architects), Grant Amon (Grant Amon Architects) Grace Mortlock (Other Architects), Aaron Peters (Vokes and Peters), Emma Telfer (Open House Melbourne) and Fiona Winzar (Fred Architecture).

The awards were announced in Melbourne on 15 November. The People’s Choice Award is still up for grabs, with votes being accepted until Saturday 25 November.

The winners are:

Architeam medal

Winner

Dark Horse – Architecture Architecture

Residential – new

Winners

Dark Horse – Architecture Architecture

Tess + JJ’s House – Po-Co Architecture

Commendations

Datum House – Figr

Aquas Perma Solar Firma – C Plus C Architectural Workshop

Finalists

Two Halves House – Moloney Architects

South Melbourne Beach House – Topology Studio

Residential – alterations

Winner

Light Corridor House – Figr

Commendations

PerfPad – Northbourne Architecture and Design

Elgin Street Residence – Sonelo Design Studio

Ballantyne – Foomann Architects

Finalists

Valiant House – A for Architecture

Cairo Studio – Nicholas Agius Architects

Joyful House – Mihaly Slocombe

Fifty Fifty – Architecture Architecture

Commercial

Winner

Workshop Bros Glen Waverley – Studio Esteta

Commendations

Cubby office –Krisna Cheung

Primo – Olaver Architecture

Finalists

Norton Legal – Dreamer

Barre Body – Mihaly Slocombe

Unbuilt

Commendation

30 km Master Plan for Dazhou – Nervegna Reed Architecture

Finalists

Broken Hill Solar Farm Viewing Platform – OSK Architects

Urban Renaissance - Atherton Gardens Re - Commission – Elvin Tan

Contribution

Winner

Panfilo –Warwick Mihaly

Small project medal

Winner

Cairo Studio – Nicholas Agius Architecture

Commendations

Together Apart – Architecture Architecture

Barre Body – Mihaly Slocombe

Sustainability medal

Winner

Richmond Hill – Melbourne Design Studios

Commendations

Ballantyne – Fooman Architects

Ramp House – Irons McDuff Architecture

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