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Planchonella House by Jessie Bennett Architect, the 2015 Australian House of the Year. Image: Sean Fennessy.

Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects, winner of the 2015 House Alteration and Addition over 200 square metres category. Image: Peter Bennetts.

2016 Houses Awards – entry now open

Entry is open for the 2016 Houses Awards. The prestigious national program, now in its sixth year, celebrates Australia’s best residential projects, recognizing both established and emerging designers.

Awards are given annually across nine categories, with the best house receiving the premier award of Australian House of the Year. Categories include those for new houses, alterations and additions, apartments and units, heritage, outdoor and sustainability projects, and emerging practices.

Entries are judged by a panel of jurors who are appointed on the basis of their practical expertise, professional standing and high profile. The 2016 jurors are Adrian Iredale (Iredale Pedersen Hook), Charles Wright (Charles Wright Architects), Karen Alcock (MA Architects), Virginia Kerridge (Virginia Kerridge Architects) and Katelin Butler (Houses magazine).

The Houses Awards is presented by Architecture Media. Thanks to the 2016 supporters Cult, Artedomus, Artemide, Asko, Blum, Haymes, the Heritage Councils of Victoria and New South Wales, Knauf, Maximum and Think Brick. Entries close 18 March 2016.