Jesse Bennett Architect awarded Australian House of the Year in 2015 Houses Awards
Outstanding residential projects have been recognized in the 2015 Houses Awards, announced at a gala event in Melbourne on 31 July.
Presented by Houses magazine, the annual program rewards excellence in nine categories, with the best project receiving the premier award of Australian House of the Year. In 2015 a new category for emerging practices was introduced.
The winners are:
Australian House of the Year: Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett Architect.
New House under 200 m2: Sawmill House by Archier.
New House over 200 m2: Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett Architect.
House Alteration and Addition under 200 m2: West End Cottage by Vokes and Peters (with Owen and Vokes and Peters).
House Alteration and Addition over 200 m2: Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects.
Apartment or Unit: Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect.
House in a Heritage Context: House in House by Steffen Welsch Architects.
Outdoor: Cut Paw Paw by Andrew Maynard Architects.
Sustainability: QV8 by Breathe Architecture.
Emerging Architecture Practice: Archier.
The jury consisted of Stephanie Little (Chenchow Little Architects), Adrian Spence (Richards and Spence), Kerstin Thompson (Kerstin Thompson Architects), David Welsh (Welsh and Major Architects) and Katelin Butler (Houses magazine), with architectural advice for the House in a Heritage Context category provided by Peter Williams (Williams Boag Architects).
The Houses Awards thanks its generous supporters: Cult, Artedomus, Artemide, Blum, Fisher & Paykel, Haymes Paint, Heritage Councils of Victoria and New South Wales, Maximum, Think Brick, Verosol, and jury host SC Land.