Gibbon St by Cavill Architects won an AIA national award for residential architecture — houses (alterations and additions). Picture: David Chatfield.
A BRISBANE renovation and a billionaire’s beachside apartments on the Gold Coast have been named among the best designs in the country at the prestigious National Architecture Awards.
Run by the Australian Institute of Architects, the awards were handed out Thursday night and saw an inner city home in Brisbane’s New Farm, “Gibbon Street” designed by Cavill Architects, land a national award for residential architecture — houses (alterations and additions).
Billionaire Katie Page’s luxury beachside development M3565 at Main Beach on the Gold Coast saw a national commendation given to Virginia Kerridge Architect in the multiple housing category.
Judges commended M3565 Main Beach by Virginia Kerridge Architect for being well-suited to its environment. Picture: John Gollings.
Gibbon Street by Cavill Architects won a national award. Picture: Christopher Frederick Jones
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While no Queensland property won first place across the categories, two won national commendations and three were awarded, including the Townsville Courts of Law which received a national award for Enduring Architecture.
Brisbane’s Northshore Pavilion by Anna O’Gorman Architect won a national award for small project architecture while the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre by BVN won a national commendation for interior architecture.
Northshore Pavilion by Anna O’Gorman Architect won a national award for small project architecture. Picture: Christopher Fredrick Jones.
Judges said Gibbon Street by Cavill Architects, where a worker’s cottage was lifted and reconfigured, was “refined and elegant residential architecture”.
“The exquisite and painstaking detailing in this house reflects the love and care you might expect from a son who is designing a home for his mother,” the national jury citation said.
Judges were impressed with the “painstaking detailing” in Gibbon Street by Cavill Architects. Picture: Christopher Frederick Jones.
“The journey from the sunken living area at the front door to the floating sitting room — which hovers between an internal planted courtyard and the backyard — is a delightfully choreographed experience.”
M3565 by Virginia Kerridge Architect received a national commendation for multiple housing. Picture: John Gollings.
Judges said Ms Page’s eight-storey, seven-residence M3565 in Main Beach was “well suited to the harshness of the coastal environment” and designed to retain its naturally weathered appearance.
“The jury was taken with the subtle yet raw material palette of sand-coloured off-form concrete, grey ironbark timber, blue-grey zinc and black balustrades.”
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