Image – Cathy Schusler, House Awards
  • These are the 15 best apartments in Australia based on a 2021 House Awards shortlist
  • Finalists in each category are competing for a cash prize of $1,000
  • The winner will be announced in Victoria's State Library late July

The 2021 House Awards shortlist for the category of ‘apartment or unit’ has been released

Architecture Media organises the highly sought after House Awards. They describe the category of unit and apartment as recognising “…achievement in the design of a newly built or renovated individual dwelling within a multi-residential building.”

To be eligible a project can be a single apartment, unit, duplex or display suite. Hotels or other short-term accommodation, however, are excluded.

Take a look at this year’s shortlisted apartment, in no particular order.

Basement Apartment – Brad Swartz Architects

Image – Katherine Lu, House Awards

Breese St – DKO Architecture with Breathe Architecture and Milieu Property

Image – Tom Ross, House Awards

Brunswick Apartment – Murray Barker and Esther Stewart

Image – Benjamin Hosking, House Awards

Carlton Apartment aka Kathryn – Tom Eckersley Architects

Image – Dan Preston, House Awards

Coodye Apartments – Virginia Kerridge Architect

Images – Alejandro Galdo Cora, House Awards

Cooma Terrace Townhouses, Caloundra – Open Architecture Studio and Jasper Brown Architects in Association

Image – Cathy Schusler, House Awards

Darling Apartment – Blair Smith Architecture

Image – Sean Fennessy, House Awards

Henry Street Townhouse – Maria Danos Architecture

Image – Derek Swalwell, House Awards

Kirribilli Apartment – McGregor Westlake Architecture and Julia English Architects

Image -Tom Ferguson, House Awards

MB Apartment – Bokey Grant

Image – Clinton Weaver, House Awards

Melburnian Apartment – Edition Office

Image – Kim Bridgland, House Awards

Oliver Lane Apartment – O’Connor and Houle Architecture and Landscapes

Image – James Geer, House Awards

The Lothian – Kennedy Nolan

Image – Derek Swalwell, House Awards

Unit for Arwen – Weaver and Co Architects

Image – Shannon McGrath, House Awards

Woolstore Apartment Renovation – Kin Architects

Image – Christopher Frederick Jones, House Awards

For more images and insight into the apartments see the House Awards website.

Winners are to be announced on 30 July 2021.

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