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Best In The West! Our Highlights From The WA Architecture Awards

Architecture

The Australian Institute of Architects Awards are a chance to take an architectural tour of the country, without leaving your laptop…

We’ve recently featured highlighted residential gems from Tasmania, NSW, and Victoria – and now it is time to look westwards to the WA line-up.

With over 100 entries, here are some of our favourite project in contention for best-in-The-West honours!

3rd June, 2019

Arthouse Swanbourne by Hartree + Associates Architects. Photo – Rob Frith.

Bartram Road by Mountford Architects. Photo – Stephen Nicolls.

Bartram Road by Mountford Architects. Photo – Stephen Nicolls.

Bartram Road by Mountford Architects. Photo – Stephen Nicolls.

Broome Street Apartment by MDC Architects. Photo – Dion Robeson.

Cloister House by MORQ. Photo – Givlio Aristide.

Cloister House by MORQ. Photo – Givlio Aristide.

Burke Drive House by Officer Woods Architects. Photo – Robert Frith.

Forrest Street by Philip Stejskal Architecture. Photo – Bo Wong.

Vodka Palace by Marcus Browne Architect. Photo – Dion Robeson.

Overton Terrace by Banham Architects. Photo – Dion Robeson.

Miriam McGarry
Monday 3rd June 2019

This year over 100 entries was submitted to the WA Architecture Awards, which celebrate ‘excellence in design and construction’ across the state.

The winners will be announced on Friday June 28 at the Opus Stadium – an appropriate choice as the 2018 winner of the George Temple Poole Award, the highest accolade in the WA Architecture Awards!

While the esteemed panel of jurors deliberate on their final decisions, take a scroll through these impressive highlights! Unsurprisingly for a warm climate location, there is no shortage of airy, indoor-outdoor designed residences, with careful consideration of the fall of natural light. So many sharp angles, generous windows and strong lines among these contenders.

Find out more about the 2019 WA Architecture Awards here, where you can also book tickets for the awards gala and the exhibition.

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