Shortlist category - New House over 200m2: Cove House - Justin Humphrey Architect - Sanctuary Cove, QLD. Photo: Andy MacPherson Photography.
As one of Australia's most competitive architecture awards programs, the yearly Houses Awards celebrate the best residential architecture in the country. Now in its ninth year, the competition program garnered 502 entries for 2019, its largest number of submissions to date.
“The jury was impressed by the emphasis on place and space making [in this year's entries], rather than architecture that is typologically or formally driven,” said Katelin Butler, 2019 juror and editorial director at Architecture Media, in a statement. “The standout homes are those that are connected with the people who live in them and consider how the spaces might influence the inhabitants’ experience of day-to-day life. Many of the shortlisted projects are acutely sensitive to site and context, are conceptually legible and display an honesty of material expression.”
Winners across nine categories will be awarded, while one project will be crowned the Australian House of the Year, which includes a $5,000 cash prize. Category winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize. The winners will be announced during the Houses Awards gala night in Melbourne on July 26.