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#3 Queensland homes slugging it out for top Aussie architecture crown

by Kate Watt, Marketing Manager 13 October 2017

One is a tent. One is wrapped in shade cloth. The other features a “playful rope”… whatever that is.

We can only be describing one thing: architectural homes taken to the most intriguing levels.

Three Queensland homes have made the cut for Australia’s National Architecture Awards.

Perhaps not surprisingly, given our climate, all three Sunshine State homes shortlisted for the Residential Architecture – New Houses award, feature designs that bring the outdoors indoors, reports

Fans of the TV show Grand Designs Australia will recognise the sweeping sails of Tent House, a $1.6 million home built in the Noosa hinterland rainforest. It was designed by Sparks Architects.

The home sits under a tent roof, open to the elements, which, on the plus side gives unfettered access to view the stars, but also gives access to all the rainforest critters.

The other Queensland contenders include Cape Tribulation House by m3architecture and Mitti Street House by James Russell Architect.

You can view the short list in its extravagant entirety on the National Awards 2017 website, and if you really get excited about architecture you can cast your vote in the People’s Choice Award.

The winners of the National Architecture Awards will be announced in Canberra on November 2.

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Resi Architecture Houses (NEW) Finalist

Tent House (QLD) – Sparks Architects.

Resi Architecture Houses (NEW) Finalist

Tent House (QLD) – Sparks Architects.

Resi Architecture Houses (NEW) Finalist

Mitti Street House (QLD) – James Russell Architect.

Resi Architecture Houses (NEW) Finalist

Cape Tribulation House (QLD) – m3architecture