A MASTERFUL Como renovation has taken home a top honour for its thoughtful extension of an existing post-war brick bungalow.
On Monash Avenue, the house was awarded The Peter Overman Award for Residential Architecture – Houses Alterations & Additions at the Australian Institute of Architects’ WA Architecture Awards gala event last Friday night at Crown Perth.
Conceptualised by Officer Woods Architects and created for a fellow architect, the addition to the original home was praised for its subdued and respectful design.
“Traditional presentation of the house to the streetscape is enhanced with beautifully integrated landscaping, starting from the verge and embracing the house,” the jury said in their citation.
“Inside, the traditional elements of the original have been carefully preserved and
Pictures: Robert Frith enhanced, and simple spatial reassignment used to great effect, creating a strong circulation spine leading to the rear extension.
“This project fulfils the client’s brief and exceeds their expectations in a subdued and modest resolve.”
The most prestigious honour of the night, the George Temple Poole Award, went to Fiona Stanley Hospital for it groundbreaking design and its implementation.
The Como renovation, above, complements the original home, above right.