2015 Winners

Commendation: Lagoon House

Architect: Taylor and Hinds Architects

Location: TAS

Using the trees as ‘anchors’ for the plan, this new house was sited across a central zone of the site.  The materiality of the house is informed by the ‘gradation’ in the bark of the nearby gums but also references the dark openings of the local rural timber vernacular.  The northern walls are clad in Tasmanian hardwood, which are ‘carved’ to create deep window reveals providing shade, seating and storage.  A skin of blockwork affords protection from the prevailing inclement weather to the south.   The roofline lifts to bring additional daylight into the plan. This results in an undulating profile that poetically references the lagoon and rolling landscape beyond.  The use of timber internally and externally is intrinsic to the design.

Commendation: Local House

Architect: MAKE Architecture

Location: VIC

Local House by MAKE Architecture received commendation for its flawless execution and detail.