Heritage Heroes – The Shortlist
The House Awards showcases Australia’s best residential projects. This week we profile the short list in Heritage. There are some extraordinary examples of mixing original with contemporary.
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Architects: Whiting Architects
Didn’t start with ‘design’ then turn it into ‘building’. Started with ‘building’ then turned it into ‘design’: – Adaptation. Sourced elements and materials, then set-about crafting a home in a vernacular, traditional-way, producing something that just ‘feels-right’ intuitively; and therein lies the challenge, “feels-right intuitively”. Photography: Marshall White Real Estate
Architects: Clare Cousins Architects
A renovation to this period family home, located in St Kilda East, celebrates the cellular logic of Victorian spaces while increasing visual connection with its surroundings. In contrast to contemporary open plan ‘box-on-the-back’ additions, the project involves a series of insertions woven into the fabric of the original building. Photography: Shannon McGrath
Architects: Architecture Architecture
By creating a U-shaped extension along the boundaries, we have turned all this around. Now the house is light-filled, has a generous private courtyard, fantastic entertaining areas and enjoys northern sunlight throughout the year. Photography: Tom Ross of Brilliant Creek
This is a renovation; the making of a new whole. The aspiration was large, whilst extremes of cost, time and size were matched by those of trust and curiosity in our conversations with client, builder and council. The collective offering is soft and lean; a wonderful place to live. Photography: Brett Boardman.
Architects: Nick Bell D&A
Alterations to and restoration of to a heritage listed 1948 art deco house, including a new double height addition. Photography: Simon Whitbread.
Architects: Rob Kennon Architects
This house contains the unexpected. A large roof deck is hidden behind the heritage roofline, like a secret lookout over the Melbourne skyline. The deck bridges the two fundamental aspects of the house, linking the restored early Victorian heritage building with a separate contemporary, but contextually responsive extension. Photography: Derek Swalwell.
Architects: Kennedy Nolan
The project consists of rationalisation and renovation of the existing weatherboard Edwardian dwelling, a new north facing pavilion and an urban design approach which re-organises the entry sequence and establishes a division between public and private parts of the house. Program and form are realised using a consistent aesthetic approach. Photography: Derek Swalwell.
Architects: David Luck Architecture
Expansive spaces of neighbouring Fawkner Park flow through the project. A large living room positioned centrally straddles this site. A transparent living room is conceived as a garden pavilion. External stairs rise to a planted rooftop terrace – reinforcing the idea that the garden is endless. Photography: Earl Carter
Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects
The House is located on corner site surrounded by some fine examples of preserved heritage dwellings. Our response directly engages with the heritage context through its architectural form, detailing and m Photography: John Gollings.