The Grand Designs Australia Magazine House of the Year Awards brought to you by Cosh Living and Rylock Windows & Doors have been AWARDED. Congratulations to all the WINNERS listed below.
Small Renovation – WON BY Placement Studio for Brunswick House
The judges said this work successfully creates a feeling of openness and light in a south-facing older home, while still creating intimate private spaces to retreat to. Material selection was restrained, robust, and dedicated to the feeling of warmth.
Large Renovation – We have two WINNERS – Studio Bright for Autumn House and Studio Johnston for SRG House
This extremely-hard-to-judge category featured outstanding south-facing heritage homes. The SRG house showed bravery and sophistication in creating multi-generational living around a central courtyard. The Autumn House by Studio Bright expanded on a Victorian entry to sensitively add light and living suitable for a young family.
Small New Home – WON BY Steffen Welsch Architects for Beach Slice
This home away from home allows for three parties to holiday together effortlessly, with communal spaces on one side and private on the other. Walls with internal storage and window seats curate views and provide spaces to engage or reflect.
Large New Home – WON BY Winter Architecture for Bermagui Beach House
Bermagui Beach House reimagines a family retreat on a prominent clifftop site with deep connection to the environment and embracing informal traditions of the Aussie beach house. The placement of volumes and the layers of landscaping define a series of outdoor spaces weaving around and through the pavilions, providing opportunities for sun and shelter.
Interiors Specialty Category – WON BY Rachcoff Vella Architecture for Silver Linings
The judges said the meticulously crafted and limited material palette provides for the view, furnishings, artwork and detailed joinery to shine, creating a cohesive, warm and robust interior for a very pragmatic and elegant family home. This new category was sponsored by Cosh Living.
Energy Efficiency Specialty Category – WON BY Alexander Symes Architect for Peppertree Passive House
Our judges said the Pepper Tree Passive House was excellent in all dimensions of energy efficiency, with thorough benchmarking throughout. This new category was sponsored by Rylock Windows & Doors.
People’s Choice Category – WON BY Alexander Symes Architect for Peppertree Passive House
Our judges said the Pepper Tree Passive House was excellent in all dimensions of energy efficiency, with thorough benchmarking throughout.
The standard has been incredibly high and is testimony to the talent that exists in the field of residential architecture.
We thank our Chief Judge Peter Maddison, who helped develop a robust program of considerations and recruited a panel of professionals to assist with the judging. Grand Designs Australia magazine would like to extend our thanks to both Peter and the judging panel: Rachael Nolan, Kennedy Nolan Architects; Chris Gilbert, Archier Architects; Interiors, Fiona Austin, Austin+Austin; and Madeline Sewall, Director of Houses, Breathe Architecture.
The Grand Designs Australia Magazine House of the Year Awards proudly puts the spotlight on residential architecture. We also take the shortlisted projects and showcase them to a community of prospective future clients who want to learn who is doing what in this arena. This year the Showcase Shortlist activation delivered more than 2.7 million touchpoints to that community and received 98,000 engagements. One of those prospective future clients was lucky enough to win a Solar Energy Storage System donated by GoodWe Australia.
Programs like the Grand Designs Australia House of the Year come together with the considerable input of the business community, which supplies the architectural industry. We are pleased to be working with our sponsors and trade partners listed below:
CoshLiving – Gold Sponsor
Cosh Living designs and manufactures furniture in Australia and represents several leading international brands. National Retail Manager Shane Saunders says, “At Cosh Living we love working with the architectural profession to create beautiful homes with exceptional interiors. It has been great to partner with Grand Designs to celebrate the incredible work of our industry.”
Rylock Windows & Doors – Silver Sponsor
Rylock Windows & Doors is an Australian-made-and-owned innovative leader in the design and fabrication of high-performance window and door systems. Marketing Manager Emma Truong says, “Our team of consultants work closely with architects to provide technical knowledge for the specification of our custom, high-performance product solutions. We have a passion for energy efficiency and are pleased to have developed a new specialty category in this area.”
“We are pleased to see so many members of the architecture profession embracing an awards program that focusses on residential work,” said Publisher of Grand Designs Australia magazine Janice Williams.
The Grand Designs Australia Magazine House of the Year Awards will be back in 2023/24 – keep an eye out for the entry page at the end of April.
About Grand Designs Australia magazine
Grand Designs Australia magazine is published by Universal Media Co under a license agreement with Fremantle Media. Fremantle Media is the producer of the Grand Designs Australia TV.
For further information, review copy of Grand Designs Australia magazine, or an interview with Publisher Janice Williams, please contact Georgina Khamis on (02) 9887 0358 or firstname.lastname@example.org