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Ruckers Hill House by Studio Bright, shortlisted in the Alteration and Addition over 200 m2, House in a Heritage Context and Sustainability categories of the 2020 Houses Awards. Photograph: Rory Gardiner.

Clovelly Apartment by James Garvan Architecture, shortlisted in the Apartment and Sustainability categories. Photograph: Katherine Lu.

2020 Houses Awards shortlist announced

Celebrating its tenth year, the Houses Awards program recognizes the best in residential architecture.

In 2020, a total of 159 entries and three emerging architecture practices were shortlisted across nine categories. Jury chair and Architecture Media editorial director Katelin Butler said, “The standout homes show the ways that residential architecture can contribute to the broader context of its streetscape and local suburb, and how design interventions can build community and neighbourhood.”

The jury also includes: Barrie Marshall (Denton Corker Marshall), James Russell (James Russell Architect), Poppy Taylor (Taylor and Hinds), Hannah Tribe (Tribe Studio Architects), sustainability adviser Peter Steele (Green Sync) and heritage advisor Helen Lardner (HLCD). Winners and commendations will be announced on Friday 31 July. Each category attracts a cash prize of $1,000 and the Australian House of the Year winner will receive $5,000.

The Houses Awards are presented by Architecture Media and supported by Cult, Allegion, Artedomus, Blum, Bosch, Brickworks, the Heritage Council of Victoria, Sussex, and Taubmans. See the full shortlist at the Houses Awards website.