Inner West is among the best

At the NSW Architecture Awards, Sydney’s Inner West homes packed a big punch

As an agency based in Camperdown, in Sydney’s Inner West, we at Modern House couldn’t help but feel a puff of pride when seeing so many excellent local houses acknowledged at the NSW Architecture Awards, announced by the Australian Institute of Architects at Luna Park on 1st July. With homes across Annandale, Balmain and Dulwich Hill making the shortlist and with several receiving awards on the night, we congratulate these remarkable local examples of contemporary design.

Welsh + Major Architects received the Hugh and Eva Buhrich Award for the Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) category for Annandale House. Set behind an existing weatherboard house, the contemporary home behind is a revelation. Raw and robust, this thoroughly modern home proposes a different way of family living. Modern House was lucky enough to attend the photo shoot with Michael Nicholson.

Jac by panovscott in Dulwich Hill was awarded in the Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) category, for an extension where “frugality becomes luxurious”. Other notable homes included Truss House in Balmain, by Carter Williamson, an alternative to the traditional terrace house which fits seamlessly into its surrounds, shortlisted for Residential Architecture – Houses (New); and Jackson Teece’s Annandale House, a light-filled, ambient addition, shortlisted for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions).

Steele Associates Architects received the Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture for 88 Angel Street, Newtown. These sustainable dwellings with native, low-maintenance green roofs bring clever, hobbit-like living to the urban Inner West.

In addition, the Inner West’s new go-to food destination, the Harold Park Tramsheds (Mirvac design), also received a commendation for Commercial Architecture and was joint winner of the City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s prize. As the population increases and living space decreases, it is amenities such as these that will help Sydney-siders enjoy a quality lifestyle.

Photography from top:

Annandale House by Welsh + Major Architects. Photo © Michael Nicholson
Truss House Balmain by Carter Williamson Architects. Photo © 2017 carterwilliamsonarchitects
Annandale Residence by Jackson Teece.
88 Angel Street by Steele Associates Architects. Photo © Anna Zhu