SEVERAL western suburbs properties are finalists in the WA Architecture Awards to be held on July 1.
This year’s awards have a record number of entries and City Beach Residence III and Mosman Bay House will compete with 14 other homes for the Residential Architecture – Houses (New) award.
Empire East will be competing with 11 other finalists in the Residential Architecture – Houses (Multiple Housing) category.
Designed by iredale pederson hook Architects, Mosman Bay House is a distinctive residence.
“The upper level appears as a stranded boat, a vessel drifted down the river and washed up on the foreshore,” architect Adrian Iredale said.
The design reflects the views and the location while addressing the need for active and communal spaces such as living, dining, cooking and private spaces, including sleeping, study and bathing.
The house offers two spatial experiences, one dynamic and fluid, while the other is passive and contemplative.
Hillam Architects worked closely with their clients throughout the design and construction of City Beach Residence III.
The multi-level beachcomber-style home blends modernist-era influences with a refined coastal palette and is oriented to best capture ocean views.
While the exterior is simple and stark, inside, integrated cabinetry and repurposed timber flooring provide warmth and complexity and provide a fantastic backdrop for the client’s collection of mid-century European furniture and vintage textiles.
At night, integrated pool lighting transforms the building with the reflected light creating a dappled effect across the facade.
Empire is the second of Cameron Chisholm Nicol’s projects at Perry Lakes, the former site of the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Athletics Stadium.
Empire East is the first stage of the two-stage Empire apartment development.
The apartments occupy a low-rise building set in landscaped gardens and the architecture references the site’s history. n