2016 ACT Architecture Awards – People’s Choice Award
The ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects’ annual People’s Choice Award.
As part of the Institute’s annual awards program
The Canberra Times in conjunction with the Institute and BCA Certifiers are giving readers the opportunity to vote for their favourite house.
Judging for the 2016 ACT Architecture Awards is currently underway, but this is the public’s opportunity to have their say. The 14 houses in the running for the People’s Choice Award will be featured online each week in
. The Canberra Times
Voters have the opportunity to register their vote in the below gallery then tell us in 25 words or less which house you voted for and why you love it to go in the draw to win a bottle of Penfolds Grange from BCA Certifiers, the official supporter of the People’s Choice Award.
The winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Award, alongside the winners as chosen by the ACT Awards Jury will be revealed at an Awards ceremony in Canberra on Saturday 25 June.
Campbell House by Philip Leeson Architects. Images – Ben Wrigley. The design brief for this project was to remove an unsympathetic 1980’s renovation that had enclosed the domestic functions of the house into a series of disconnected spaces.
Budawang House by Design Foundry. Images – Lindi Heap. A two family farmhouse set in amongst Forest, Mountains, River and abundant Fauna.
Bates Street House by TT Architecture. Images – Tony Trobe. The transformation of the house has been used as a reference point by the local residents group as an exemplar of a project where the relationship of the built form suits its context.
Banks Street by Collins Caddaye Architects. Images – Stefen Postles. The brief was to design a contemporary home that was understated in its expression rich in materiality and to connect the internal spaces to the landscaped site in its entirety.
Wild Street House by adhami pender architecture. Images – Donna Sulway. Within the site, the house meanders around the garden containing resort style living areas where the family can depart from the fast pace of daily life.
Stray Leaf House by Light House Architecture and Science. Images – Rodrigos Vargas. The northern entertaining area welcomes light into the living areas and mini-courtyard garden at the entrance compliments this home’s connection to nature and the outdoors.
SA House by Ben Walker Architects. Images – LightStudies. The house has been designed as a rectangular wedge shaped block that lifts to grab the sun to the north. Out of the wedge, a courtyard has been carved to assist in the separation of public and private wings.
Reid Renovation by Light House Architecture and Science. Images – Rodrigos Vargas. The combination of rich red brick, textured charcoal timber cladding, warm timber elements and classic white window frames results in an inviting and classical home, that sits comfortably in its context.
Murray Crescent Residence by MATHER Architecture. Images – Adam McGrath. The rear extension integrates into the design the significant 21.5m Eucalyptus tree located in close proximity to the house.
LF House by Ben Walker Architects (BWA). Images – LightStudies. The new wing has been designed as a “linear wedge” running along the back of the existing house.
Clerestory House by Rob Henry Architects. Images – LightStudies. The interiors of the house are playful, warm, and inviting. Clean-lined white joinery units are embellished with hints of timber and copper.
Claire’s House by Light House Architecture and Science. Images – Rodrigo Vargas. This Light House home was carefully designed to suit the landscape, to be flexible and functional, highly energy efficient, and to become a personalised piece of art.
Casey House by Light House Architecture and Science. Images – Rodrigo Vargas. Upper storey windows take in beautiful views across the landscape and allow ample northern sunshine to filter through the sculptural steel staircase and penetrate deep into the main living spaces.
Carwoola House by Paul Barnett Design Group. Images – Lisa McKelvie. “We want to live as much as possible off the land and with minimal energy use. We want a home that is beautiful, low maintenance and stands the test of time”
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