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Annexe, Art Gallery of Ballarat by Searl x Waldron Architecture. Photograph: John Gollings.

Saltwater Coast Lifestyle Centre by NH Architecture. Photograph: Dianna Snape.

Intergrain Timber Vision Awards

Intergrain announced the winners of the 2012 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards on 13 August, celebrating innovative and inspiring use of timber in architecture. The jury included John Wardle (director, John Wardle Architects) and Rowena Marsh (principal, MCK Architects), Cameron Bruhn (editorial director, Architecture Media), and Sarah Nadenbousch (DuluxGroup).

The Commercial Exterior Award winner was Saltwater Coast Lifestyle Centre by NH Architecture. The jury loved the “striking use of timber that communicates the building’s civic aspirations within the suburban setting.” A commendation was awarded to Darling Quarter by FJMT.

The Commercial Interior Award winner was Annexe – Art Gallery of Ballarat by Searle × Waldron Architecture. The jury commented that the annexe “creates new urban connections for the heritage-listed building.” A commendation was awarded to Merewether Surfhouse by CO-AP.

The Landscape Award winner was Barwon Heads Bridge and William Buckley Bridge by Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design. The “innovative timber construction techniques that respond to function and context” were praised by the jury. Darling Quarter by FJMT received a commendation.

The Residential Exterior Award winner was HANS-House by Michael Ong. The jury commented on the building’s exterior form and how it responds directly to the different spaces inside. A commendation was awarded to Glass House Mountain Residence by Bark Design Architects.

The Residential Interior Award winner was Jarrah Block House by Silvester Fuller. The project incorporates one large piece of timber furniture into the space, unifying activities and connecting it to the upper level via a stair, providing, as the jury says, “a stage for eating, cooking, studying and playing.” A commendation for this category was awarded to Glenview House by Matthew Gribben Architecture.100