Western suburbs has designs on architecture awards
homes in the western suburbs are up for a prize at this Friday’s Australian Institute of Architects WA Architecture Awards, which will be announced at a presentation evening at Crown Towers.
Entries include submissions from Nash & Ghersinich Architects, Spaceagency, Klopper & Davis Architects, Chindarsi Architects and Cameron Chisholm Nicol.
Among them, Keen Architecture competes in the residential alterations and additions category with its Burt Street project in Fremantle, which features a striking curved glass sliding door.
The renovation and extension reorients the living spaces into the backyard to make as much use of the northern aspect as possible, while creating a free-flowing relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces.
Also in Fremantle is Local Architecture’s Grey Street project, which will go head to head with the other entries in the small project architecture category.
The residence is architect Natalie Miller’s own home and is a modest family abode that is focused on functionality, quality of space and construction.
The home takes cues from the ongoing history of brick construction in the port city and aspires to make a contemporary contribution to the tradition.
The Aria Luxury Apartments in Swanbourne, which have been entered into the interior architecture category, has become a centrepiece of the residential redevelopment in the coastal suburb.
Designed by Hillam Architects and built by Probuild, the resort-themed apartment complex features a diverse range of materials, including golden anodised aluminium screens, and has a clever U-shaped form that maximises the panoramic views of the surrounding coast.
This year’s entries also include several citybased projects that have come to fruition as a result of the decision to sink the railway and reconnect the city with the river.
“Projects including Elizabeth Quay, the Perth Busport and Kings Square will see Perth become a more engaging and functional city,” AIA WA president Suzanna Hunt said.
“Bringing the river to the city and connecting the CBD with Northbridge for the first time in over a century will open up many new business and tourism opportunities.
“The best cities in the world all have engaging public spaces and it is pleasing to see these developing in Perth.”
Awards are given in 13 categories with the highest overall honour, the George Temple Poole Award, presented to the project judged most worthy overall.
The public is invited to view the exhibition of entries on weekdays until June 30, 9am-5pm, at Allendale Square in Perth.
Visit www.architecture.com.au for more.
Cottesloe Residence by Scanlan Architects. Left: Grey Street by Local Architecture in Fremantle. Middle: Burt Street by Keen Architecture in Fremantle. Right: The Pocket by Cameron Chisholm Nicol in Claremont. Left: Dalkeith on Waratah by MJA Studio in. Right: Aria Luxury Apartments by Hillam Architects in Swanbourne.