The finalists in ArchiTeam Cooperative’s ArchiTeam Awards 2018 have been unveiled, featuring a range of state-of-the-art small, medium and emerging Australian architectural projects.
The ArchiTeam Awards are designed to celebrate members contribution to the Australian design community in a public forum, as well as creating an opportunity to showcase innovative and cutting-edge design by Australia’s small practices to the larger architectural and design community, as well as the general public. It is currently the only awards program in the nation exclusively promoting the work of architects working in small, medium and emerging practices.
According to ArchiTeam, the wide-scope of 2018’s Field of Entries demonstrates that these practices are producing consistently world-class architecture.
One finalist in the Community category this year is the ‘Free to Feed’ fit-out by Circle Studio Architects. Free to Feed is not-for-profit hosting cooking classes, workshops and community events that support and are run by refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants. According to Circle Studio, they were approached to design a flexible space which celebrated the communal and ever-evolving nature of Free to Feed.
“The budget was small, but the ideas were big,” they said.
To minimise labour costs and wastage, furniture and joinery were cut wholly from standard sheets, and the space was designed to be packed away completely or configured in a range of different ways.
A Commercial category finalist featured in this year’s awards is Studio Esteta for their work on the Melbourne based eatery, Fonda Bondi. The architects commented that the brief sought to create a relaxed and paired back Mexican eatery that revitalised the existing run-down hospitality venue. To achieve this, they designed an interior which evokes sentiments reminiscent of dining in a Mexican home, complete with a spatial layout that inspires narrative and a prolific use of native colours.
This year’s elite panel of judges include the likes of Justine Clark, Steffen Welsch, Marika Neustupny, Christine Major, Mark Austin, Miriam Green and Delia Teschendorff.
The judges said that 2018’s record 150 awards entries highlight a swathe of outstanding residential alterations and additions, as well as new builds, commercial projects and unbuilt work.
A full list of winners will be announced on Wednesday 14 November 2018, until then, more information on the awards can be found here.
The finalists in the 2018 ArchiTeam Awards
Residential – New
“Winners of this category have shown creativity and innovation, as well as working with the unique aspects of their site and budget. Past winners and commended entries have ranged from million-dollar new builds to modest buildings tackling challenging site constraints,” ArchiTeam said.
– Bellerine Pavilion House – Tecture Architecture and Interior Design
– Blinco Street House – Philip Stejskal Architecture
– Coogee House II – Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
– First Lessons House – Ray Dinh Architecture
– H.I.V.E. X FIVE – Megowan Architectural
– High Noon at Wonwondah – Cooper Scaife Architects
– Oikos @ Breakneck Gorge – Robert Nichol and sons
– Residence J&C – Open Studio Pty Ltd
– Triangle House – Molecule
“Commercial projects entered into the ArchiTeam Awards can include offices, restaurants and cafes, retail shops, architectural studios, as well as warehouses and industrial projects. Projects can be new builds, fit outs or temporary structures such as pop-up shops,” they explained.
– Fonda Bondi – Studio Esteta
– Caroma on Collins – Archier
– Classic Cinemas – ITN Architects
– Jacky Winter HQ – Nest Architects
– NExT Lab: New Experimental Technology Lab – Ample Architecture
– Noriter Early Learning Centre – Nest Architects
– Polyglot – mcmahon and nerlich
– Surry Hills Surry Hills (Little Albion Guest House) – Terence Yong Architecture, Shed (Architecture) with Archemy, Space Control (Interior Design)
“A diverse range of projects fit within the Community category, but they can all be defined as being available for public use. Community projects may also include projects that are more abstract but for the service of a community or the broader public,” ArchiTeam said.
– Free to Feed – Circle Studio Architects
– Glenlyon Shire Hall Upgrade – brad hooper architect
– Kingston City Hall Urban Plaza – Nest Architects
– Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre – bud brannigan architects
– Northside Boulders – Green Sheep Collective
Residential Alterations & Additions Finalists
“As above, winners of this category have shown creativity and innovation, as well as working with the unique aspects of their site and budget. Past winners and commended entries have included extensions to existing houses, renovations to a studio apartment and an attic conversion.”
– Albert Park – Chiverton Architects
– Art House – Winwood Mckenzie Architecture
– Carlton House – Tom Robertson Architects
– Downside Up House – WALA
– Falconer Street Residence – Sonelo Design Studio
– Green Shutter House – OOF Architecture
– Holly Residences – Tom Robertson Architects
– Manly House I – EM Architects
– Monkey House – EM Architects
– Outside In House – MODO Architecture Pty Ltd
– The Taranaki Rift – Architecture Architecture
– Tudor Revival – Warc Studio
– Type Street Apartments – Tsai Design
“Entries in the Unbuilt category can reflect unrestrained conceptual ideas, not-yet-realised architectural projects, or designs in other mediums based on architectural principles. These projects can be drawn from an unrealised ‘real world’ client brief, or a purely hypothetical project exploring issues of interest to you. They can also be architectural competition entries, such as a single house, a mixed-use development, a public building or even master planning for a better community,” ArchiTeam commented.
– Amber Road Trekking Cabins – Kuzman Architecture
– Warne Street Residences – sonelo design studio
Contribution & Innovation Finalists
“This new Award is to recognise contribution and innovation to architecture beyond the design and production of buildings. An entry is eligible to win this Award if it contributes to the industry discourse be it in a written form via a blog, publication, or organised tour or broadcast – either by a member, by a group that includes a member,” they shared.
– Accessibility in the Built Environment – Visionary
– New Architects Melbourne – NAM
– Sydney Architecture Walks – Eoghan Lewis
– Our City Our Square campaign – Citizens for Melbourne