2012 Houses Awards announced01 Aug 2012
Winners of the 2012 Houses Awards - which for the first time included a Heritage category - were announced at a gala presentation held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney on Thursday 26 July.
Sponsored by the Heritage Council of Victoria, the Heritage category was introduced this year to recognize the complex area at the juncture between contemporary life and places with heritage significance.
Rooftop Pavilion, Darling Point in Sydney by Andrew Burges Architecture received this award for its “highly functional and sculptural spatial arrangement within a tightly constrained envelope, forming an arresting and engaging backdrop for contemporary living using a notable heritage starting point.”
The annual Houses Awards program rewards design excellence across eight categories, with the pinnacle prize awarded as Australian House of the Year. This year’s top honour went to Shearer’s Quarters by John Wardle Architects, located on a historic farming property on Bruny Island, Tasmania.Find out more about the Houses Awards.
Image: Rooftop Pavilion by Andrew Burges Architecture.
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