The Houses Awards celebrates Australia’s best residential projects in nine categories. Now in its seventh year, the program has become one of the country’s most sought-after accolades, with 448 entries submitted in 2017 – five percent more than the previous year.
This year, a total of 169 projects and seven emerging architecture practices were shortlisted. “The shortlisted projects reflect the ways Australian architects have responded to the diverse contexts and constraints from tight urban sites to apartment fitouts and stand-alone pavilions in the landscape,” said Katelin Butler, editor of Houses magazine and Houses Awards jury chair.
The awards will be presented in Melbourne at the NGV International on Friday 4 August, following the 2017 Housing Futures symposium. Each category attracts a cash prize of $1,000. The awards will culminate in the announcement of Australian House of the Year, the winner of which will receive $5,000.
2016 Houses Awards shortlist
New House Under 200 m2
New House Over 200 m2
House Alteration and Addition Under 200 m2
House Alteration and Addition Over 200 m2
Apartment or Unit
House in a Heritage Context
Emerging Architecture Practice
On the jury are: Richard Kirk (Kirk), Wendy Lewin (Wendy Lewin Architect), Ian Moore (Ian Moore Architects), Juliet Moore (Edwards Moore) and Katelin Butler (Houses magazine). Advice for the House in a Heritage Context category was provided by Peter Williams (Williams Boag Architects) on behalf of the Heritage Councils of Victoria and New South Wales.
See the full image galleries for shortlisted projects here.
The Houses Awards is presented by Architecture Media and supported by Cult, Artedomus, Think Brick, Asko, Haymes Paint, Maximum, Artemide, Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia, the Heritage Councils of Victoria and New South Wales and Blum. Special thanks to jury host SC Land.