House for BEES, a north-facing Federation home, also received top accolades for its single-storey addition at the rear of the property.
“Servant spaces of kitchen and pantry anchor the dining and family spaces, which are topped by a single, expressive roof plane that draws winter sun in and extends eastward to contain a monsoon eave,” judges said.
The north facing Federation home won top-gong for this rear extension by Downie North.
“This captures coastal breezes to passively ventilate the house, irrespective of weather. Balancing an economy of footprint with volumetric spaciousness, the design values less over more.”
This year’s People’s Choice award goes to the “Earth Ship” house – a renovation of an existing residence by Luigi Rosselli Architects.
“The aim with Earth-Ship was to bring the existing two storeys of the house down to earth by adding a further two storeys below them to create a direct link to the garden and natural topography,” the judges said.
he Mosman home known as “Earth Ship” by Luigi Rosseli won People’s Choice Award for 2023.
“The nautical accent of the waterfront façade speaks to the energy of Sydney’s foreshores. The rammed earth street entry stands solid and discrete, giving only an indication of what lies below whilst still distinguishing itself from the neighbouring homes.
“Earth-Ship is another expression of the many ways Sydney can attempt to redefine how a sustainable home can present itself on the contemporary scene.”