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2017 Victorian Architecture Award Highlights

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A fortnight ago we brought you our highlights from the 2017 Australian Interior Design Awards, and this week we’re delving into equally inspiring dream-home territory, with highlights from the 2017 Victorian Architecture Awards.

Hosted by The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, the Victorian Architecture Awards were announced late last month. Find our highlights from the residential categories below!

12th July, 2017

The South Melbourne Beach House by Topology Studio took out the Kevin Borland Award for Small Project Architecture, and received a commendation in the overall Residential Architecture – Houses (New) section. Photo – Paul Hermes.

Alfred House by Austin Maynard Architects was commended for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions. Photo – Tess Kelly.

The awards showcase local architects’ ability to contribute to both the development of community and the public realm in a variety of positive and innovative ways. Shadow House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, Mim Design received the Marion Mahony Award for Interior Architecture. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

True North by TANDEM Design Studio received a commendation for Residential Architecture – Houses (New) Photo – John Gollings.

Peremiter House by MAKE Architecture received an Award in the category for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions). Photo – Peter Bennetts.

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects announced the winners of the 2017 Victorian Architecture Awards on June 30th. Pictured here is the Fish Creek House by Edition Office, which picked up an award in the Residential Architecture – Houses (New) section. Photo – Ben Hosking.

Twig House by Leeton Pointon was awarded a commendation for Residential Architecture – Houses (New). Photo – Courtesy of the awards.

House A by Andrew Walter was awarded in Residential Architecture – Houses (New). Photo – Ben Hosking.

Dorman House by Austin Maynard Architects took out an award in the Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) section. Photo – Peter Bennetts.

Lucy Feagins
Wednesday 12th July 2017

Not every home is designed by an architect, but we’re huge advocates for the role of architects in shaping our streets, neighbourhoods and cities. Great architecture is about more than just aesthetics – the buildings we create and inhabit say so much about us, and become a powerful legacy for generations to come. Thoughtfully designed buildings also contribute to the development of community, and a sense of place for all who interact with them.

According to Vanessa Bird, Victorian Chapter President of the Australian Institute of Architects , ‘Living and working in well-designed buildings influences the way we think and feel; it inspires and uplifts us, promotes well being and health and can bring us together in new ways’. Above all, she notes, ‘the value of good architecture is about creating places for people’.

Late last month, The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects announced the winners of the 2017 Victorian Architecture Awards. These awards present a diverse, yet succinct snapshot of the kinds of homes we are designing, building and inhabiting in Australia right now.

Our top 10 highlights are pictured above (and below)! You can find the full line-up here.

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