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The Best New Architecture Projects In Victoria Revealed!

Architecture

Poring over the shortlisted entries in the Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist is a favourite pastime here in the (currently virtual) TDF office. Presented by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, these annual awards recognise the state’s best architecture projects across the public realm, residential sector, regional areas, and more. 

Today we’re highlighting some of this year’s standout entries from the Residential Architecture – Houses (New), Heritage Architecture, Residential Architecture –Houses (Alterations and Additions), and Interior Architecture categories. 

14th May, 2020

Two Sheds by Dreamer with Roger Nelson, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Rory Gardiner

Two Sheds by Dreamer with Roger Nelson, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Rory Gardiner

Beaumaris House by Clare Cousins Architects, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Sharyn Cairns

Beaumaris House by Clare Cousins Architects, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Sharyn Cairns

Beaumaris House by Clare Cousins Architects, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Sharyn Cairns

Art House and Studio by Zen Architects, shortlisted in the Heritage Architecture and Sustainable Architecture Award categories. Photo – Emma Cross

Art House and Studio by Zen Architects, shortlisted in the Heritage Architecture and Sustainable Architecture Award categories. Photo – Emma Cross

Cliff House by Auhaus, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Derek Swalwell

Cliff House by Auhaus, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Derek Swalwell

Edgar’s Creek House by Breathe Architecture, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Tom Ross

Edgar’s Creek House by Breathe Architecture, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Tom Ross

Edgar’s Creek House by Breathe Architecture, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Tom Ross

Edgar’s Creek House by Breathe Architecture, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Tom Ross

Fitzroy North House by Rob Kennon Architects, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Derek Swalwell

Denbigh Road House by Clare Cousins Architects, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. Photo – Derek Swalwell

Denbigh Road House by Clare Cousins Architects, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. Photo – Derek Swalwell

Denbigh Road House by Clare Cousins Architects, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. Photo – Derek Swalwell

Hungry Hands by Bloxas, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Trevor Mein

Hungry Hands by Bloxas, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (New) category. Photo – Trevor Mein

Garden House by BKK Architects, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. Photo – Derek Swalwell

Garden House by BKK Architects, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. Photo – Derek Swalwell

Garden House by BKK Architects, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. Photo – Derek Swalwell

Light House by Layan, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. Photo – Peter Bennetts

Napier Street for Milieu by Freadman White, shortlisted in the Interior Architecture category. Photo – Gavin Green

Park Life by Architecture Architecture, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. Photo – Tom Ross

Ruckers Hill House by Studio Bright, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. Photo – Rory Gardiner

Ruckers Hill House by Studio Bright, shortlisted in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. Photo – Rory Gardiner

Sorrento House by Cera Stribley, shortlisted in the Heritage Architecture category. Photo – Derek Swalwell

Three Stories North by Splinter Society Architecture, shortlisted in the Interior Architecture category. Photo – Sharyn Cairns

Three Stories North by Splinter Society Architecture, shortlisted in the Interior Architecture category. Photo – Sharyn Cairns

Three Stories North by Splinter Society Architecture, shortlisted in the Interior Architecture category. Photo – Sharyn Cairns

Amelia Barnes
Thursday 14th May 2020

‘This year’s shortlisted projects are exemplars of the outcomes that can be achieved when architects are engaged in the entire process’ – Amy Muir

Every year we look forward to the Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist, where the best new projects from around the state are announced. 

Over 108 entries across 14 categories have been shortlisted for this year’s program, each of which highlight the valuable role architects play in creating sustainable, resilient, and innovative buildings. 

Victorian Chapter president Amy Muir says the selected projects for 2020 go beyond the parameters of the brief to deliver compelling designs. ‘This year’s shortlisted projects are exemplars of the outcomes that can be achieved when architects are engaged in the entire process, resulting in a strong collaboration between client, consultants and contracted builders.’ 

In response to COVID-19, the Victorian Architecture Awards are going digital in 2020, with Zoom calls to replace standard site visits, and the awards ceremony to be broadcast via YouTube live stream. Normally an exclusive event, this ceremony will be open to members and the public free of charge for the first time. Tune in to Australian Institute of Architects’ YouTube channel on July 10 for the winners announcement! 

For details, hover your cursor over the above images of projects shortlisted in the Residential Architecture – Houses (New), Heritage Architecture, Residential Architecture –Houses (Alterations and Additions), and Interior Architecture categories.

You can see the full awards shortlist here.

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