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Here Is The 2019 Houses Awards Shortlist

Architecture

It’s awards season! Though there’s no outrageous hosts to scorn, and less gowns to gush over in our world, we’re still pretty excited about these architecture and interiors projects having their moment the limelight!

Over its nine years, the Houses Awards have become one of Australia’s most sought-after architectural accolades. Below we share our highlights from the 2019 shortlist.

12th April, 2019

Brighton House, Architecture Caisson. Photo – Peter Clarke.

Daylesford Longhouse, Partners Hill. Photo – Rory Gardiner.  Point Lonsdale House, Edition Office. Photo – Ben Hosking.

Point Lonsdale House, Edition Office. Photo – Ben Hosking.

Cloud House, Akin Atelier. Photo – Murray Fredericks.

House at Otago Bay, Topology Studio. Photo – Paul Hermes.

Point Lonsdale House, Edition Office. Photo – Ben Hosking.

Hawthorn House, Edition Office. Photo – Ben Hosking.

Hawthorn House, Edition Office. Photo – Ben Hosking.

Courted House, Breakspear Architects. Photo – Tom Ferguson.

Elle Murrell
Friday 12th April 2019

‘The jury was impressed by the emphasis on place and space making, rather than architecture that is typologically or formally driven’ – Katelin Butler.

This year, the House Awards jurors have had their work cut out for them. There has been the largest number of entries in the accolade’s history (502!), from which to choose their shortlist!

‘The jury was impressed by the emphasis on place and space making, rather than architecture that is typologically or formally driven,’ explains Katelin Butler, 2019 juror and editorial director at Architecture Media, the publisher of Houses magazine. She is joined on the judging panel by industry legends: Rachel Nolan, principal, Kennedy Nolan; Luigi Rosselli, director, Luigi Roselli Architects; Lindy Atkin, co-director, Bark Architects; and John Choi, partner at Chrofi.

‘The standout homes are those that are connected with the people who live in them and consider how the spaces might influence the inhabitants’ experience of day-to-day life,’ adds Katelin. ‘Many of the shortlisted projects are acutely sensitive to site and context, are conceptually legible and display an honesty of material expression.’

The Awards celebrate excellence across nine categories ­– New House under/over 200 square metres, House Alteration and Addition under/over 200 square metres, Apartment or Unit, House in a Heritage Context, Sustainability, Garden or Landscape, and Emerging Architecture Practice – with one home crowned ‘Australian House of the Year’.

Winners will be announced at a gala on Friday, July 26th. Hover your cursor over the images for details on some of our favourite shortlisted projects. You can view the full 2019 shortlist at Housesawards.com.au.

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