A sophisticated architectural response and a beautifully crafted family home wins top architecture award

Written by realestateview.com.au in Design on July 2, 2020

By Ruth Lewis – This article first appeared on Macquarie Port News

The WA Awards were held on Friday, June 26 and Reed House by Beth George was recognised with The Peter Overman Award for Residential Architecture in the Alterations and Additions category.

WINNER: Reed House is a highly considered addition to an existing house. Photo - Benjamin Hosking.

WINNER: Reed House is a highly considered addition to an existing house. Photo – Benjamin Hosking.

Reed House is a highly considered addition to an existing house built in 1908. The project explores ideas of memory and interpretation through a series of thoughtful interventions and new additions. The extension is positioned sensitively to retain the dignity of the existing house, while simultaneously asserting itself through a robust material palette and sculptural, monolithic forms

The judges found the planning to be clear and logical, it responded to the site and balanced the requirements for enclosure and the connection to external garden spaces beautifully.

The RZB House Carrier by Postmus Architects won the Award for Sustainable Architecture. Photo - Douglas Mark Black.

The RZB House Carrier by Postmus Architects won the Award for Sustainable Architecture. Photo – Douglas Mark Black.

Another inspirational home is The RZB House Carrier by Postmus Architects that won the Award for Sustainable Architecture.

The jury’s decision to award this suburban house is based on the belief that the ambitions set by the complex brief have been met in an exceptional way, resulting in a robust example of sustainable design.

Whilst the home is spatially organized around traditional use, it demonstrates an integrated approach to the creation of a living environment, internal and external, where architects, landscape designers and engineers have successfully shared the design process.

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