We are incredibly honoured to achieve the top gong this year for new houses at the ACT Chapter AIA awards, for Lemon Wedge House! A credit to a wonderful and trusting client, a fantastic builder in Sutton and Horsley, plus the team at PLA.
That’s a wrap on site for this courtyard gem! Sitting within one of the Radburn town planning areas of Curtin, the home has two key frontages which were carefully considered during the early design stages: the oval and green space, which formed the original ‘front yard’ within the planning scheme, and the rear street. Here is an interesting article on Radburn planning by the ABC, which discusses the planning approach in more depth.
Philip Leeson Architects have long been supporters of public engagement with the practice of architecture. This year as a continuation of this, our very generous clients of Narrabundah House are opening their doors for the Design Canberra ‘Living Rooms’ event. See the fine detailing and craftsmanship of the home as well as gardens on November 24th 2019 from 12.30pm until 2pm.
Sutton and Horsley are tantalisingly close to practical completion on a new courtyard house designed by Philip Leeson Architects, on a Mr Fluffy site in Curtin, ACT. This project creates a double fronted home with private courtyard spaces within and frontages to both the neighbouring open space as well as the street.
Construction is well underway for a knockdown-rebuild project in the Canberra suburb of Curtin.
Here are a couple of streetscape photos of our recently completed Snorkel House on a sunny Canberran spring morning! There will be more photos to come later in the year of this neat little alterations and additions project for a young family in the inner north.
Our award-winning Chowne Street House will be part of this years Design Canberra Festival 2018 AIA Awards Bus Tour. Follow the link below to book your ticket to visit this and other projects from the recent ACT architecture awards:
Endeavour Joinery have been busy fitting off their cabinetry, including the beautiful entry screen at our Narrabundah House project. Our builders Sutton and Horsley are putting in the final touches including the paved entry and patios, and we have an excited client looking forward to the prospect of moving into their new home!
The Chowne Street House by Philip Leeson Architects was the fortunate recipient of The Gene Willsford Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) on Saturday evening at the 2018 ACT Australian Institute of Architecture awards. The project was also generously awarded The Pamille Berg Award for Art in Architecture, for the artwork by artist Ham Darroch on the rear block work wall. The artwork captures the spirit of the era in which the original house had been constructed, as well as reflecting the contemporary layer of work by Philip Leeson Architects.