Ar­chi­tect’s top hon­our

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A NEWELL Beach house pro­ject re­ceived spe­cial com­men­da­tion at this year’s 2013 Far North Queens­land Re­gional Ar­chi­tec­ture Awards.

The pro­ject called ReNewell, was a ren­o­va­tion of an orig­i­nal prop­erty com­pleted at the end of last year, which ex­pands on pre­vi­ous works into pos­si­bil­i­ties of flex­i­ble and open ways of liv­ing in the trop­ics.

Charles Wright Ar­chi­tects were the mas­ter­minds be­hind the de­sign, which com­bined al­ter­ations and ad­di­tions to the orig­i­nal cot­tage for a beach house suit­able for the hol­i­day rental mar­ket, to cater to fam­i­lies.

The house has a large open liv­ing and din­ing area both in­door and out with break­out decks onto the pool and down to the beach.

The Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tects also awarded Charles Wright Ar­chi­tects the House of the Year Award, for their Glass House pro­ject in Edge H i l l , which was de­scribed as ‘‘an ex­per­i­ment in sam­pling the mod­ernist prin­ci­pals and meld­ing it with a con­tem­po­rary mode of liv­ing in the trop­ics’’.

‘‘This was the first time I won House of the Year Award, it’s great,’’ Mr Wright said.

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