The NSW Australian Institute of Architects Awards were held last night at the Hilton and I am happy to report that several of SC’s buddies took out the top awards for residential and public buildings.
Neeson Murcutt were awarded their second Wilkinson Award for the Whale Beach House. I have only driven by this one while it was under construction, but it seemed extremely tightly detailed even at that stage. Although they must be getting tired the press’ inability to cover their projects without reference to the celebrity component of their name…
And I recommend you check out James Stockwell’s Snowy Mountains House which was runner up in the residential field. From the images available on his website it looks very interesting indeed.
Also, I did not see at first that Welsh+Major were awarded that Greenway Award for Heritage Architecture for the Fitzroy Terrace. I visited this house for a review in the current issue of Architectural Review Australia and it is a great project that retains exposes much of the existing terraces’ existing structure.
(photographer: Richard Glover)