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Above: HOUSE House by Andrew Maynard Architects. Photo by Peter Bennetts
The winners of the 2013 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards, celebrating the distinctive use of timber in Australian architecture and design projects, have been announced at an awards breakfast in Melbourne on 16 August.
A public art project by designer and urban artist, Carl Holder, was the winner in the Commercial Exterior category. The Coolum Beach Streetscaping Project on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast features a 12-metre long timber surface carved with fluid forms and is a strong addition to the streetscape both during the day and when illuminated at night.
Breathe Architecture’s fitout for Captain Melville in Brunswick was the winner of the Commercial Interior award. Judges commended the successful and sensitive use of timber in striking a balance between the existing building shell and the contemporary additions.
Andrew Maynard Architects’ HOUSE House (main image) was selected the winner of the Residential Exterior award. A timber-wrapped addition to two terrace houses in Melbourne, jurors said the timber added warmth and vibrancy to the project’s exterior and cleverly concealed the join between the two residences.
The Residential Interior award was presented to John Wardle Architects’ Shearer’s Quarters, a remote cabin on North Bruny Island in Tasmania, which serves as accommodation for shearers and rural contractors. The use of local and recycled timbers impressed judges, while the custom-build wooden bookcase was described as a standout feature.
John Wardle Architects and Andrew Maynard Architects also received commendations in the Residential Interior category, for Fairhaven Residence and HOUSE House respectively. Madeleine Blanchfield Architects’ Gordons Bay Residence was commended in the Residential Exterior category, while the George St Office Fitout by Form Follows Function was commended in the Commercial Interior category.
This year’s entries were judged by Hamish Lyon of NH Architecture, Virginia Kerridge of Virginia Kerridge Architect, Cameron Bruhn of Architecture Media and Douglas Curr of Dulux.