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Winners Of The 2018 Houses Awards Announced!

Architecture

From a shortlist of 176 (whittled down from a staggering 477 entries), the 2018 Houses Awards winners have now been announced! The crowning title of 2018 Australian House of the Year has been awarded to the cave-like sculptural sanctuary of Northern Beaches ‘Cabbage Tree House’ by Peter Stutchbury Architecture.

Grab yourself a cup of tea, and settle in for an inspiration extravaganza of the very best of Australia’s homes. (If you really want to settle in for the long haul of home inspiration, the FULL shortlist can be viewed at your leisure here – Saturday afternoon sorted!) 

28th July, 2018

Winner of ‘House in a Heritage Context’: ‘Bolt Hole’ by Panov Scott Architects. Photo – Murray Fredrick.

‘Bolt Hole’ by Panov Scott Architects in Woollahra. Photo – Murray Fredrick.

‘Bolt Hole’ by Panov Scott Architects.

Winner in the ‘Apartment or Unit’ category: ‘Boneca Apartment’ by Brad Swartz Architects. Photo – Tom Ferguson.

‘Boneca Apartment’ by Brad Swartz Architects in Rushcutters Bay. Photo – Tom Ferguson.

‘Boneca Apartment’ by Brad Swartz Architects in Rushcutters Bay. Photo – Tom Ferguson.

‘Boneca Apartment’ by Brad Swartz Architects in Rushcutters Bay. Photo – Tom Ferguson.

Winner of both the Australian House of the Year and New House Over 200-Square-Metres: ‘Cabbage Tree House’ by Peter Stutchbury Architecture. Photo – Michael Nicholson.

‘Cabbage Tree House’ by Peter Stutchbury Architecture in Bayview. Photo – Michael Nicholson.

Winner in the ‘Garden or Landscape’ category: ‘Coastal Garden House’ by Neeson Murcut Architects with 360 Degrees. Photo – Brett Boardman.

‘Coastal Garden House’ by Neeson Murcut Architects with 360 Degrees in Bronte. Photo – Brett Boardman.

‘Coastal Garden House’ by Neeson Murcut Architects with 360 Degrees in Bronte. Photo – Brett Boardman.

‘Coastal Garden House’ by Neeson Murcut Architects with 360 Degrees in Bronte. Photo – Brett Boardman.

‘House Alteration and Addition Under 200-Square-Metres’ category joint winner: ‘Hole in the Roof House’ by Rachel Neeson and Stephen Neille. Photo – Brett Boardman.

Winner in the ‘House Alteration and Addition Over 200-Square-Metres’ category: Morningside Residence by Kieron Gait Architects. Photo – Christopher Frederick Jones.

Winner in the ‘Sustainability’ category: Nightingale 1 by Breathe Architecture. Photo – Peter Clarke.

‘Nightingale 1’ by Breathe Architecture in Brunswick. Photo – Peter Clarke.

Winner in the ‘New House Under 200 Square Metres’ category: ‘Springhill House’ by Lovell Burton Architecture. Photo – Ben Hosking.

‘Springhill House’ by Lovell Burton Architecture in Springhill. Photo – Ben Hosking.

‘Springhill House’ by Lovell Burton Architecture in Springhill. Photo – Ben Hosking.

‘Emerging Architecture Practice’ joint-winner Zuzana Nicholas. Photo – Toby Scott.

‘House Alteration and Addition Under 200-Square-Metres’ joint-winner: ‘Terrarium House’ by John Ellway (Highgate Hill, QLD). Photo – Toby Scott.

‘Terrarium House’ by John Ellway in Highgate Hill. Photo – Toby Scott.

‘Terrarium House’ by John Ellway in Highgate Hill. Photo – Toby Scott.

The annual Houses Awards uncover the very best Australian residential architecture and design – and this year is no exception! Juror (and 2017 winner of House of the Year) Stuart Vokes of Vokes and Peters explained ‘Australia is witnessing a growing diversity of housing product as a consequence of changing social and economic forces. Architects are responding with exciting examples of innovative typologies, diverse spatial scales and socially responsible models evident amongst this year’s awarded projects and practices.’

The 2018 Australian House of the Year, by Peter Stutchbury Architecture perfectly captures these qualities of innovation and aspirational design. The jurors described sculptural home, which cascades down the face of a rock shelf, as a ‘physical manifestation of the character of its place.’

Take a stroll/scroll the winners below – including Nightingale 1 by Breathe Architecture, which took out the Sustainability category! (You can hear more about this project on this week’s TDF Talks podcast episode with Jeremy McLeod).

Australian House Of The Year, and New House Over 200 Square Metres

Cabbage Tree House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture (Bayview, NSW)

New House Under 200 Square Metres

Springhill House by Lovell Burton Architecture (Springhill, VIC)

House Alteration and Addition Under 200 Square Metres – Joint Winner

Hole in the Roof House by Rachel Neeson and Stephen Neille (Bronte, NSW)

Terrarium House by John Ellway (Highgate Hill, QLD)

House Alteration and Addition Over 200 Square Metres

Morningside Residence by Kieron Gait Architects (Morningside, QLD)

Apartment or Unit

Boneca Apartment by Brad Swartz Architects (Rushcutters Bay, NSW)

Garden or Landscape

Coastal Garden House by Neeson Murcut Architects with 360 Degrees (Bronte, NSW)

Sustainability

Nightingale 1 by Breathe Architecture (Brunswick, VIC)

House in a Heritage Context

Bolt Hole by Panov Scott Architects (Woollahra, NSW)

Emerging Architecture Practice – Joint Winner

Brad Swartz Architects

Zuzana & Nicholas

 

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