Best Project under $2Million and Design Award
The jury applauds to the unpretentious and powerful portrayal of rich architectural qualities of this semi-detached house, re-built for a multi-generation family who has stayed in the same street the past forty years.
The architect has not only successfully interpreted the client’s brief for an extended household, to achieve extended and interconnected dwelling spaces, new dimensions of spatial experience are created through the skilful and seamless integration of indoor and outdoor environments, to create an environmentally responsive and architecturally dynamic habitat.
Expressed as an introverted and unassuming structure overran with wild landscape from the streets, the panel is delighted by the voluminous spaces within, especially the central landscaped atrium in which the house is organized around, where the communal spaces are spatially connected at all floors to encourage greater interaction within the extended family.
The terracing rooftop culminates the experiential journey as a place of respite amidst the changing surrounding landscape, further heightening senses of richness and integration with the whole and nature.