Perth Architect takes top WA Architecture Prize!

WINNER of the Architecture Awards – Residential New.

Our client’s new home has been celebrated at the 2018 WA Architecture Awards ceremony held in Perth for successfully navigating the challenges of its narrow, sloping site, to deliver a highly accomplished and enduring home. Located in Cottesloe, Perth, the massing and design of this custom home allow the living spaces to extend to the boundaries, and presents a rich spatial journey from the entry to the private spaces within the home. This award win adds to the accolades given to our Bay View House and Gallery House in recent years.

Inside Outside House, Cottesloe. New residential architecture by CSA Craig Steere Architects, Shenton Park, Western Australia.

Inside Outside House, Cottesloe. New residential architecture by Perth Architect CSA Craig Steere Architects, Shenton Park, Western Australia.

Inside Outside house by Perth Architect Craig Steere Architects

Inside Outside house by Perth Architect Craig Steere Architects

The house has an intriguing street presence – an abstract, hovering volume with a single horizontal incision announces the house, while a low-level garden extends the pedestrian realm onto the site. A perforated brick screen wall creates a filtered visual relationship with the street. Beyond the entry screen wall, considered planning and screening elements provide a series of delightful spaces that mediate the transition from public to private.

Inside Outside House, Cottesloe. New residential architecture by CSA Craig Steere Architects, Shenton Park, Western Australia.

Inside Outside House, Cottesloe. New residential architecture by CSA Craig Steere Architects, Shenton Park, Western Australia.

The obvious constraint of the narrow site and high neighbouring walls are overcome through clever massing and planning of the building which allow the house to extend from boundary to boundary with ample access to natural light and ventilation.

Connections between the interior and landscape spaces are seamless and skilfully executed. Internally, spatial functions overlap and blur creating a sense of generosity and connection. Detailing is meticulous, thoughtful and refined. The material palette is restrained and elegant.

Inside Outside House, Cottesloe. New residential architecture by CSA Craig Steere Architects, Shenton Park, Western Australia.

Perth Architect designed kitchen awarded commendation at TIDA Awards

Inside Outside House, Cottesloe. New residential architecture by Perth Architect CSA Craig Steere Architects, Shenton Park, Western Australia.

Inside Outside House, Cottesloe. New residential architecture by Perth Architect CSA Craig Steere Architects, Shenton Park, Western Australia.

This kitchen sits at a key position in the new home and incorporates a variety of ways in which it connects with adjacent spaces. A partition wall helps screen off the kitchen from the circulation area, with a design that also maintains visual connection between these two zones. On the other side of the kitchen, glass panels give the flexibility to open up to the outdoor area including the outdoor kitchen. Meanwhile the kitchen is fully open to the dining. The judges felt these and other aspects of the design established a clear but subtle delineation between the various spaces, while the material palette and colours contribute to the kitchen’s quiet presence.

Ready to design your timeless home? Call to speak to Craig today at 08 9380 4662.

1437 Inside Outside House – Winner of the Residential Architecture – Houses (New) – Marshall Clifton Award. Read more about the awards at the Institute’s website here.

In addition, the home has also received high commendation at the 2018 Trends International Design Awards – Architect Designed Kitchen. 

Inside Outside House, Cottesloe. New residential architecture by CSA Craig Steere Architects, Shenton Park, Western Australia.

Inside Outside House, Cottesloe. New residential architecture by CSA Craig Steere Architects, Shenton Park, Western Australia.

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