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2013 Architeam winners announced

November 22, 2013

The winners of this year’s ArchiTeam Awards have been announced, with 11 architecture firms taking out awards or commendations.

ArchiTeam’s annual awards aims to raise the profile of small- to medium-sized architecture firms and celebrate their contributions to Victoria’s architectural landscape.

This year’s award recipients represent a mixture of commercial, residential, unbuilt and community projects, with Katelin Butler, Editor of Houses magazine, Bruce Eeles of Eeles Trelease Architects and Dr. Peter Raisbeck from the University of Melbourne judging the entries.

The winners are:

Residential award (new) winner: 

Rest House by Tim Spicer (Tim Spicer Architects)
Located in Flinders and inspired by a love of sailing and the coastline, the butterfly roof of Rest House mimics a boat’s hull, its angled walls protect the garden from the prevailing southerly winds with the building and landscape designed to seamlessly integrate with the surrounding vegetation.

Rest House by Tim Spicer (Tim Spicer Architects)

Rest House by Tim Spicer (Tim Spicer Architects)

 

Residential commendation: 

The Knuckle House by John Doyle & Laura Martires (Index Architects)
The Knuckle House is the result of an extremely narrow renovated shop front site in Northcote that called for large living spaces, a home office area, bedrooms, balcony and a courtyard. The project employed a ‘human knuckle’ system where segments of the design were slipped and rotated to allow light to penetrate deep into the dwelling.

The Knuckle House by John Doyle & Laura Martires (Index Architects)

The Knuckle House by John Doyle & Laura Martires (Index Architects)

 

Residential award (alterations) winner: 

Profile House by Anthony Clarke (BLOXAS)
Located in semi-industrial Brunswick East, Profile House is a corner block extension to an old Californian bungalow that allows for the striking architectural form to be expressed along the building’s profile. Using roughly-sawn Victorian Ash timber cladding to accentuate the building’s shape on the western elevation, BLOXAS has succeeded in injecting character to the streetscape.

Profile House by Anthony Clarke (BLOXAS)

Profile House by Anthony Clarke (BLOXAS)

 

Residential award (alterations) commendations

The Purple Rose of Cairo by Michael Roper (Architecture Architecture)
Embracing the philosophy of making more with less, Architecture Architecture have retrofitted one of Melbourne’s iconic Cairo apartments to create a fully functional abode within just 24m x2m; inclusive of bedroom, office, media room, dining room and kitchen.

Webb House by Barnaby Chiverton (Chiverton Architects)and winner of the ArchiTeam sustainability medal sponsored by Bank MECU
Located in St Kilda, recycled materials were used throughout the internal and external spaces to impart a sense of warmth and casualness. Planters on the upper storey along with a paling fence provide shade and articulation while also softening the building.

Freefold Stool by Tobias Horrocks (fold theory)

Freefold Stool by Tobias Horrocks (fold theory)

 

Unbuilt architecture award winners:

Freefold Stool by Tobias Horrocks (fold theory)
Made from 100 percent recycled cardboard, the free fold stool comes as three identical flat-pack pieces and takes less than two minutes to pop up. With double corrugation and multiple folds, the free fold stool is durable, sturdy and easy to carry.

Canopy House by Brad Wray and Nick Russo (Branch Studio)
A weekend holiday house and studio for an artist, which was formally a series of four petrol station canopies and designed to cater for the Italian snow climate. Located in Robinvale Victoria the building was constructed with plywood and recycled timber.

Canopy House by Brad Wray and Nick Russo (Branch Studio)

Canopy House by Brad Wray and Nick Russo (Branch Studio)

 

Community architecture award winners:

Annexe-Art Gallery of Ballarat by Nick Searle and Suzannah Waldron (Searle X Waldron Architecture)
A new frontage to historic Camp Street and Alfred Deakin Place, this extension creates a flexible, enclosed multi-purpose space for talks, workshops, installations and gallery functions.

Eco-Cubby by Ben Statkus (Statkus Architecture)
A collaboration between Statkus Architecture and Prahran Community Children’s Co-Op to promote the importance of sustainable living in children and young people. A cubby house with undulated bamboo walls and a drip tank system to educate the children on limited resources.

Annexe-Art Gallery of Ballarat by Nick Searle and Suzannah Waldron (Searle X Waldron Architecture)

Annexe-Art Gallery of Ballarat by Nick Searle and Suzannah Waldron (Searle X Waldron Architecture)

 

Commercial architecture award winner:

The Studio by Brad Wray and Nick Russo (Branch Studio)and winner of the ArchiTeam Medal
Located in the middle of an apple Orchard in Officer, this open, flexible, light-filled studio was created out of recycled corrugated iron and untreated plywood. Designed to reflect the three architects’ practice principles and allow them to immerse themselves in the stimulating country surrounds.

The Studio by Brad Wray and Nick Russo (Branch Studio)

The Studio by Brad Wray and Nick Russo (Branch Studio)

 

Commercial architecture award commendation:

G Lux Gallery by Robert Davidov (Davidov Partners Architects)
Located in Richmond the transformation of a 1970s brick warehouse into a multifunctional venue that showcases the ever-changing and evolving range of G Lux marble in an innovative, inspirational and accessible way.

G Lux Gallery by Robert Davidov (Davidov Partners Architects)

G Lux Gallery by Robert Davidov (Davidov Partners Architects)

 

The 2013 ArchiTeam Award winners and all entrants, can be viewed in an exhibition open to the public from November 20 – December 2 in the No Vacancy Gallery at Melbourne’s QV building.

www.architeam.net.au

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