Western sub­urbs has de­signs on ar­chi­tec­ture awards

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Residential -

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.

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