Special Jury Award

Archer house

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Jury Verdict

The Archer House is a celebration of the architect’s singular design skills and refined tectonic sensibility converted, in the hands of a master builder, to a masterwork. This house is sourced from the mainstream of modernist sensibility but soars into the realm of calm, zen-like architectural unity through its careful siting, spatial/compositional strength, and extraordinarily executed construction. The house resonates with the idea of a simple, but elegant, coastal weekender.

Although simple in concept – living “pavilion” over bedroom “podium” – the architecture is of great sophistication.

The roof plane hovers magically over the transparent living space, framing a beautiful view over ocean and beach.

This is a house designed and built with great care and unusual attention to detail by an exceptionally talented architect with a sure hand.


Design and project architect
Craig Rosevear
Project Team
Leigh Woolley, Michael Morris
Builder Bellevarde
Civil consultant Jack Hodgson
Quantity surveyor D R Lawson & Associates
Structural consultant Gandy and Roberts Consulting Engineers
Site details
Category Residential buildings
Type Houses
Project Details
Status Built



Published online: 1 Nov 2001


Architecture Australia, November 2001

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