October 6

Queensland homes have won big in the national architecture awards

first_imgBurleigh Street House. Architect: ME. Picture:Christopher Frederick Jones.Rathern than demolish the existing bungalow it was retained with two new pavilions added to the north and south.A living spaces connects both pavilions and can be fully opened. Burleigh Street House. Architect: ME. Picture:Christopher Frederick Jones.The judges said the design celebrated the humble 1970s beach bungalow.In the same category James Russell Architect received a National Commendation for its Dornoch Terrace House.The home sits on a ridge in Highgate Hill. The house was close to a squat when the owners bought it, with graffiti from well known local artists including Sofles and Lister.Sofles was engaged to come back to paint a new work in the house.The judges said the design had breathed new life into the home which had had a colourful history. Tent House by Sparks Architects won the People’s Choice Award. Picture: Christopher Frederick JonesQUEENSLAND projects have won big, taking out six gongs in the Australian Institute of Architects Awards.The wins mean Queensland now officially has some of Australia’s best homes.A home in Cape Tribulation and another in Little Cove at Noosa were awarded National Awards in the competitive Residential Architecture new houses category. Mitti Street House. Architect: James Russell Architect. Picture: Toby Scott.It was designed as a place for multiple families to come together, cooking and bathing on the ground under the open sky. It is made up of a series of modest pavilions or “fibro shacks’’. The judges said the property had a “spirit reminiscent of camping’’, with an insect-free central campfire and a pool emulating a tropical forest swimming hole.A home at Burleigh Heads won a National Award in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category.Burleigh Street House was designed by ME architecture group. The artwork in Dornoch Terrace. Architect: James Russell Architect. Picture: Toby Scott.A Queensland house also proved most popular with the public with Tent House by Sparks Architects being voted winner of the People’s Choice Award.The home, designed by Sparks Architects in the Noosa Hinterland was flanked on the northern side by a lush tropical wall of 40 metre tall trees. Mitti Street House. Architect: James Russell Architect. Picture: Toby Scott.It was designed to sit above natural ground to deal with flash flooding during monsoonal rains. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by The external face of the pavilions and courtyard were covered by shade cloth providing protection from sun and insects creating a screened garden. Cape Tribulation House. Architect: m3architecture. Picture: Peter BennettsThe house pavilions are in natural clearings which avoided the need to remove any mature trees from the site.The exterior is camouflaged with black plastic cladding and mirrored glass, so it does not stand out within the rainforest. The jury said the “climate-responsive holiday house’’ was barely visible and arriving was a “sigh-inducing revelation’’.The other winner, Mitti Street House by James Russell Architect, was in the rainforest bordering Noosa National Park. Cape Tribulation House. Architect: m3architecture. Picture: Peter Bennetts.Cape Tribulation house by m3architecture described as an “off-the-grid’’ house close to the beach in the Daintree Rainforest Tent House by Sparks Architects. Picture: Christopher Frederick JonesDescribed as an “dynamic building’’ the architecture is a dual concept; “Esky and tent’’ using an operable, insulated, box for cooler months that opens to a tentlike amenity in warmer months. Sunshine Coast University Hospital by Architectus Brisbane and HDR Rice Daubney as Sunshine Coast Architects was recognised with a National Award in the Public Architecture category for demonstrating what the jury said was “the value of patient-centred hospitals, responding here in both form and content to its place in subtropical Queensland’’.last_img read more