Winning Project:

Hatherlieby Andrew Simpson Architects

Award Finalists:

102 The Mill by Carter Williamson Architects

Blue Magnolia by MGArchitecture.Interiors

Charred Wood House by Jane Riddell Architects

Limerick House by Solomon Troup Architects

Winning Project Details -

Structural Engineer: 4Site Engineers

Builder: Overend Constructions

Fabricator: Overend Constructions

Photographer: Shannon McGrath

Location: SNorth Fitzroy, Victoria

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Project description:

Hatherlie is a late 19th-century terrace house of heritage significance, located in the inner city suburb of North Fitzroy. The additions include new living, kitchen, meals, laundry and study areas, while the front portion of the house was fully restored.
The built interventions incorporate a formal geometry that creates varied spatial experiences, expansion and contraction horizontally and vertically, reinforced by a series of stepped courtyards. The new living room extension mirrors the roof profile of the gabled roof of the front façade and becomes a raised platform, analogous to a hill, offering extended views to the garden.
Charred Silvertop Ash was used as the external cladding system for the new extensions to the existing, heritage listed, brick residence. The Silvertop Ash was charred to reduce the maintenance and to gently age over time. Fixed with handmade copper nails that allowed to patina with age. Contrasting this light coloured Western Red Cedar, and American Oak was used in the interior of the ceiling, wall linings and joinery.