Peter Stutchbury Architecture’s Invisible House is the 2014 Houses Awards Australian House of the Year. The results were revealed to hundreds of architecture and design professionals at a presentation evening on Friday 1 August, at Doltone House Hyde Park, Sydney.
Presented by Houses magazine, the Houses Awards is an annual program that celebrates Australia’s best residential projects. Excellence is rewarded in eight categories, with the best house receiving the premier award of Australian House of the Year.
The jury described Invisible House as an “absolutely Australian” house characterized by “modesty, clarity, resourcefulness and consequential delight.” “Its magic is created through balance, such as the gridded rigour of the plan balanced with the bloated curve of the long section … form, materials and details are mastered.”
The winners are:
- Australian House of the Year: Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture
- New House under 200m2: Dogtrot House by Dunn and Hillam Architects
- New House over 200m2: Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture
- House Alteration and Addition under 200m2: Cabin Two by Maddison Architects
- House Alteration and Addition over 200m2: Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects
- Apartment or Unit: Loft Apartment by Adrian Amore Architects
- House in a Heritage Context (joint winner): Westgarth House by Kennedy Nolan Architects
- House in a Heritage Context (joint winner): Middle Park House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
- Outdoor: The Garden Project by Welsh and Major Architects
- Sustainability: The Commons by Breathe Architecture
This year’s jury consisted of Brian Donovan (principal, BVN Donovan Hill), Maggie Edmond (co-founder, Edmond and Corrigan), William Smart (founder, Smart Design Studio), Emma Williamson (co-founder, CODA) and Katelin Butler (editor, Houses magazine), with architectural advice for the House in a Heritage Context category provided by Peter Williams (founding director, Williams Boag Architects).
The Houses Awards thanks its generous supporters: Cult, Artedomus, Fisher & Paykel, Geberit, Haymes, Heritage Council Victoria, Think Brick Australia, Verosol, SC Land and The Hatton.