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These houses have been awarded the best in NSW

The best houses in the state have been announced for 2020. Take a look at some of the winners.

The Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Awards were announced on Friday, recognising excellence in Architecture and design in the state across categories spanning residential, commercial and public buildings.

There were some worthy winners and commendments listed, but we’ve selected a few of our favourites in the residential categories.

The Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture (New Houses) was awarded to Surry Hills based Chenchow Little for their work on the ‘Glebe House’. The owners are ecstatic with the result, trumpeting that their new home is ‘inviting and luxurious and yet simple and humble.’

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Photographer: Peter Bennetts

Photographer: Peter Bennetts

Photographer: Peter Bennetts

Chenchow Little took another major award, this time in the Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. This Balmain addressed property is named “Redwood” and has a cantilevered design with an incredible backdrop. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect residence.

Photographer: Peter Bennetts


Photographer: Peter Bennetts


Photographer: Jess Naudé

The Hugh and Eva Buhrich Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) went to Andrew Burges Architects for this Bondi semi dubbed the ‘Bismarck House’. The corner site offers a bold statement on its large frontage with exposed steel and glass.


Photographer: Prue Ruscoe


Photographer: Prue Ruscoe


Photographer: Prue Ruscoe

If you’re interested in Sydney’s architectural gems, have a look at our Instagram page.

Full list of winners:
RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – HOUSES (NEW)

Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture (New)

Glebe House | Chenchow Little

Architecture Awards

Basin Beach House | Peter Stutchbury Architecture

Breezeway House | David Boyle Architect

East Street | Kerstin Thompson Architects

Palm Beach Blue | Benn + Penna Architecture

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – HOUSES (ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS)

Hugh and Eva Buhrich Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Bismarck House | Andrew Burges Architect

Architecture Awards

Grant Pirrie House | Virginia Kerridge Architect

JJ house | Bokey Grant Architects

Redwood | Chenchow Little

Waterloo House | Anthony Gill Architects

ENDURING ARCHITECTURE AWARD

Palm Garden House | Richard Leplastrier

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – MULTIPLE HOUSING

Aaron Bolot Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing – and Blacket Prize

Verve Residences | CKDS Architecture with Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects

Architecture Awards

537 Elizabeth Street | Woods Bagot

Boomerang Tower | Bates Smart

Studio Apartments | Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects

Waterloo Apartments | Chenchow Little

NSW ARCHITECTURE MEDALLION

Phoenix Central Park | Durbach Block Jaggers with John Wardle Architects

COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE

Sir Arthur G. Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture

Phoenix Central Park | Durbach Block Jaggers with John Wardle Architects

Architecture Awards

Bankwest Stadium | Populous

Daramu House | Tzannes

Commendations

44A Foveaux Street | Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects

Sixty Martin Place | Hassell

EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTURE

William E Kemp Award for Educational Architecture

MLC School Senior Centre | BVN

Architecture Awards

Electrical Engineering Building | Hassell

University of New South Wales Sir John Clancy Auditorium | lahznimmo architects

Commendations

Bethlehem College Ashfield | Neeson Murcutt+ Neille

Meriden School – Lingwood Campus | Allen Jack+Cottier

HERITAGE

Greenway Award for Heritage

The Signal Box Restaurant | Derive Design

Architecture Award

Level 5 Ballarat House | Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects

Commendations

Emanuel Synagogue | Lippmann Partnership

Wellington Street | SJB

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

John Verge Award for Interior Architecture

Phoenix Central Park | Durbach Block Jaggers with John Wardle Architects

Architecture Awards

Breezeway House | David Boyle Architect

Grant Pirrie House | Virginia Kerridge Architect

Hotel Rose Bay | Richards Stanisich

PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE

Sulman Medal for Public Architecture

Anzac Memorial Centenary Extension | Johnson Pilton Walker with the Government Architect NSW

Architecture Award

Marrickville Library | BVN

Commendations

Metro North West | Hassell with Turpin Crawford Studio and McGregor Westlake Architecture

Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre | TKD Architects

SMALL PROJECT ARCHITECTURE

Robert Woodward Award for Small Project Architecture

Marsden Park Amenities | CHROFI

Architecture Awards

Lawler Residence | Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design

Sydney Park Amenities | Aileen Sage Architects with City of Sydney

URBAN DESIGN

Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design

Metro North West | Hassell with Turpin Crawford Studio and McGregor Westlake Architecture

Architecture Awards

Anzac Memorial Centenary Extension | Johnson Pilton Walker with Government Architect NSW

CBD and South East Light Rail | Grimshaw with ASPECT Studios in collaboration with the City of Sydney, on behalf of Transport for NSW, supported by Randwick City Council

University of New South Wales Science and Engineering Precinct | Grimshaw

SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture

Marrickville Library | BVN

Architecture Awards

Arkadia | DKO Architecture with Breathe Architecture and Oculus

Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre | TKD Architects

COLORBOND® AWARD FOR STEEL ARCHITECTURE

Bankwest Stadium | Populous

Lord Mayor’s Prize

CBD and South East Light Rail | Grimshaw with ASPECT Studios in collaboration with the City of Sydney, on behalf of Transport for NSW, supported by Randwick City Council

NSW Premier’s Prize

Marrickville Library | BVN

EMERGING ARCHITECT PRIZE

Matthias Hollenstein | Studio Hollenstein

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