The 2019 Houses Awards shortlist has been announced and tickets are on sale for the gala presentation party, to be held on 26 July in Melbourne.
The Houses Awards celebrate Australia’s best residential projects in nine categories. An award in this program is one of the country’s most sought-after accolades. From 502 entries submitted in 2019 – five percent more than the previous year – a total of 181 entries and five emerging architecture practices were shortlisted.
“The jury was impressed by the emphasis on place and space making, rather than architecture that is typologically or formally driven,” said Katelin Butler, jury chair and editorial director at Architecture Media. “The standout homes are those that are connected with the people who live in them and consider how the spaces might influence the inhabitants’ experience of day-to-day life.” The awards will be presented at Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom, following the 2019 Housing Futures conference, held in Melbourne that day (see item 55 for further information).
The Houses Awards are presented by Architecture Media and supported by Cult, Artedomus, Asko, Blum, Haymes Paint, the Heritage Councils of Victoria and New South Wales, Maximum, PGH Bricks and Pavers, Sussex and Tractile. Buy tickets to the presentation and see the shortlist at the Houses Awards website. housesawards.com.au