This is a well-executed house achieved with a minimalist set of formal elements.
The project uses a simple strategy that broke away from the typical blockish configuration of local schools.
Despite the built-up and issue of privacy, the design skillfully managed to achieve a high degree of openness and integration of gardens and roofscapes.
The amount of research work that the team has done to uncover the material on the original church is commendable.
This luxurious one unit per floor residential development is handled with a skilful understatement. It accomplished this feat with a simple, elegant and unpretentious structure.
This project demonstrates a high level of provision of public spaces in tropical high-rise living.
What is impressive is how the architects worked closely with the clients to achieve a manifestation of their brand and philosophy.
The quality of the landscape, details and public spaces was impressive, effectively supporting the layout of the residential units.
The formality of the living area, realised in recycled teak panels is further contrasted by the lightness of the bedroom suites.
This house has a very convincing architectural composition with a comfortable scale.
This house is highly commended for the innovative quality of the space within such a narrow and tight site.
The interior is appropriate for old people in terms of its ambience and the use of colours is effective, refreshing and not overdone.
The architect took on the deep rectangular plan as an opportunity to create a central illuminated atrium.
The jury appreciated the arrangement of the blocks to define a sequence opening up to the view, as well as the use of topography to mediate the scale of what is a large complex.
The judges acknowledged the architect’s effort to account for the neighbouring two buildings and bring them into a dialogue.
The planning on the difficult site integrated landscape in between the buildings and made an open and unintimidating environment for the keeping of animals.
The conserved 2-storey shophouse in brick and timber is well contrasted by the new steel, concrete and glass addition.
It is heartening to note the role that design has played to make this the inclusive environment for the training and employment of people with disabilities.
The architect created a well-crafted civic object that remains open to its surroundings. The sharp detailing has achieved a lightness and screen-like quality to the building.
The architecture can leverage on the peripheral planting further by allowing more indoor spaces to spill out.