Winning Project:

Court House



Award Finalists:

AQUAS PERMA SOLAR FIRMA by CPLUSC ARCHITECTURAL WORKSHOP

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE SYDNEY by TZANNES AND LENDLEASE

SHARKY HOUSE by BARNACLE STUDIO



Winning Project Credits:

Photographer: Jack Lovel

Architect: Peter Winkler Architects

Award sponsor:


Project description:


The use of timber is a significant gesture in this project. The clients own a local recycled timber business and wanted to express the aptitudes of timber in their new home. The use of recycled Australian Blackbutt timber for the structure, windows and doors and Australian White Mahogany cladding has been articulated throughout with careful consideration of the assembly and connections between the timber and other material elements. Hoop pine plywood with hardwood battens encase the interior of the two pavilions. The use of recycled timber provides for an enduring material with natural feature, strength and its history referenced through evidence of its previous uses. This modest timber dwelling explores the more informal way of living in a coastal bush landscape, with a more relaxed connection to the outdoors. The extensive use of timber in the dwelling holds a reminiscent quality not un-similar to its surrounds.