Rainforest House Tops Australian House of the Year


A curvy, concreted rainforest house that offers a joyful sanctuary has been named as the 2015 Australian House of the Year.

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This Planchonella House, located amid the luscious rainforest in the north of Queensland, is designed by young Queensland architect Jesse Bennett. Jesse’s simplistic approach and use of LoFi technologies results in a raw and honest dwelling, has won her this year’s top prize where the award ceremony was recently held in Melbourne.

Presented by Houses magazine, the Houses Awards is an annual program celebrating Australia’s best residential projects. The Australian House of the Year aims to recognize the project that demonstrates the highest level of achievement within the awards entries, in accordance with the judging criteria. The top winner will receive $5,000 cash prize, while winners of other categories will receive $1,000 each.

Find out about the winners of other categories at www.houseawards.com.au

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