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Davison Street Collaborative by Archier, shortlisted in the New House under 200 m² and Sustainability categories. Photography: Tess Kelly.

Scotia House by Myers Ellyett, shortlisted in the House Alteration and Addition over 200 m² category. Photography: Toby Scott.

Shortlist announced for 2021 Houses Awards

The Houses Awards is an annual program celebrating Australia’s best residential projects. Excellence is rewarded in nine categories, with the best house receiving the premier award of Australian House of the Year. A Houses Award is one of Australia’s most sought-after accolades for residential work.

Awards and commendations will be revealed at a gala party in Melbourne at the State Library of Victoria on Friday 30 July.

This year, 170 entries were shortlisted across all categories. Entries were judged by an eminent panel of architects and designers: Anita Panov (Panov Scott Architects), Louise Wright (Baracco and Wright Architects), Phil Harris (Troppo), Will Fung (CO-AP), jury chair Katelin Butler (Architecture Media), sustainability advisor Dominique Hes (University of Melbourne) and heritage advisor Helen Lardner (HLCD).

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