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Las Palmas House. Image – Scott Burrows
  • The 2021 Queensland architectural awards highlighted the best new houses
  • The awards were announced last week via a virtual awards night
  • Six new houses were recognised in the awards event

Queensland’s best new architectural houses were revealed last week at the Australian Institute of Architects’ Queensland Architecture Awards night.

Winners of the prestigious awards were announced via a virtual presentation.

The jury – made up of various renowned architects and industry experts – have chosen the best in architecture across the state.  More than 40 projects across 13 categories received awards with

Six houses were highlighted in the ‘New Houses’ category for Residential Architecture.

Riverbank House

Designed by Wilson Architects, the Riverbank House received The Robin Dods Award – Queensland’s top accolade for new residential architecture.

Perched on the edge of the Brisbane River this appropriately named house utilises a combination of raw materials.

The house floats beautifully over the riverbank.

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Riverbank House. Image – Alex Chomicz
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Riverbank House. Image – Alex Chomicz
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Riverbank House. Image – Alex Chomicz

Mt Coot-tha House

Located on the challenging terrane of a steep bushland block, Mt Coot-tha House cleverly harmonises with its surroundings.

Designed by architect Neilsen Jenkins, the house received an Award for Residential Architecture – New Houses.

The building was highlighted for its control of daylight and integration of landscape in the design.

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Mt Coot-tha House. Image – Tom Ross
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Mt Coot-tha House. Image – Tom Ross

Long Road House

This house employs a verandah-like design to flaunt its stunning surroundings with uninterrupted views of the subtropical rainforest.

The farmhouse-esque house forms a large courtyard which lends itself to outdoor cooking and gatherings.

Designed by James Russell Architect, the house was the other one of only two to receive an Award for Residential Architecture – New Houses.

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The Long Road House. Image – Toby Scott
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The Long Road House. Image – Toby Scott

Baker Boys Beach House

Taking inspiration from local campsites this house accommodates for multiple families to enjoy it as a holiday space – sporting generous communal areas.

This house is nestled comfortably into the bushland hillside with unencumbered views of the Pacific Ocean.

Baker Boys House – designed by REFRESH*DESIGN – received a commendation in the Residential Architecture category for New Houses.

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The Baker Boy Beach House. Image – Christopher Frederick Jones
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The Baker Boy Beach House. Image – Christopher Frederick Jones

Twin Houses

The Twin House was recognised by a commendation in the Residential Architecture category for New Houses.

This pair of elevated houses on a sub-divided site was recognised for its use of landscaping to mediate light, dust, and privacy.  

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The Twin Houses. Image – Toby Scott
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The Twin Houses. Image – Toby Scott

Las Palmas

True to its name, this house takes inspiration from Palm Springs’ mid-century modernism.

The building is positioned to overlook the Noosa River. It utilises the juxtaposition of bare concrete walls with its wooden roof.

The building is designed by Tim Ditchfield Architects and received a commendation in the Residential Architecture category for New Houses.

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The Las Palmas House. Image – Scott Burrows
La-Palms-House
The Las Palmas House. Image – Scott Burrows
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