MAGNETIC ISLAND 14 months / 2009
ARCHITECT ARM Architecture
PHOTOGRAPHY Andrew Rankin
Tranquility Base — a contemporary Queenslander home located on Magnetic Island was designed with flexibility in mind, adjusting to weather conditions from all angles. Praised as a site-responsive design: Tranquility Base is a simple palette of materials, heightened by the provision of a generous central gathering volume flanked by both the rocks of the site and the rock-like pods of the sleeping quarters that adjoin the house.
FINALIST Royal Australian Institute of Architect Awards North Queensland Chapter / Residential
POINT ROADKNIGHT 11 months / 2003
ARCHITECT ARM Architecture
PHOTOGRAPHY Peter Bennetts
Environmentally sensitive, innovative and stylish, the K house takes the alphabet to a higher level. There is something quite special about seeing a truly inspirational, yet shamelessly bold, abode. An exceptional step forward was taken in building this intelligent, stylish and environmentally sensitive coastal home.
Like many of our homes, the K home is set to become a design icon. The K home design is derived from the letter K, which is suspended from the maximum building height to maximise ocean views. What has been created is a startling & interactive seaside living space for the client.
FINALIST World Architecture Awards House of the Year Top 25
FINALIST Royal Australian Institutes of Architect Awards — Residential
FINALIST HIA-Boral National GreenSmart Awards — Residential, New
FINALIST HIA-Boral National GreenSmart Awards Building of the Year
FINALIST HIA-Boral National GreenSmart Awards Smart Housing Awards
WINNER HIA-Boral National GreenSmart Awards Most Water Effiecient House of the Year
HIGHLY COMMENDED Australian Timber Design Awards — Residential Class 1, New Building
FINALIST HIA-Boral State GreenSmart Housing Awards Building of the Year
WARATAH BAY 10 months / 2002
ARCHITECT Daniel Holand
PHOTOGRAPHY Peter Hyatt
This award winning home is set on a coastal hillside in southern Victoria, an area frequently pounded by unpredictable and rugged weather. It was, sometimes, an alarming site to work on, with wind gusts reaching an incredible 160km per hour. But despite the challenges, the finished project has become one of Australia’s most lauded homes.
Designed by Daniel Holand of Holand Joubert Architects, the home is a bold three-storey edifice, sharply geometric and unapologetically modern. The steel and glass construction, dramatic in its simplicity, dominates, rather than blends into, the surrounding environment.
FINALIST Architectual Steel Design Award
FINALIST HIA Victorian Custom Build Award
FINALIST Royal Australian Institutes of Architect Awards — Residential, New
FINALIST Metal Building Steel Award
FINALIST HIA National GreenSmart Awards Building of the Year
STATE WINNER HIA-CSR Victorian Housing Awards Most Innovative Use of Steel
NATIONAL WINNER HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards Most Innovative Use of Steel