Saturday, 21 March 2015

Peter Stutchbury: AIA Gold Medal winner for 2015

Peter Stutchbury has been awarded Australia's highest architectural honour, the Australian Institute of Architects' Gold Medal for 2015. The His work has spanned educational, industrial and residential projects and he is well known for its innovative approach to sustainability. Presently he lives in a 45-square-metre 'tent home' he erected on a site in a suburb on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. "The tent house provides a model for sustainability," Stutchbury said. "It is a purposeful step towards a radical view of living in the 'suburbs'."
Stutchbury is no stranger to accolades. Over the past three decades his practice has accumulated about 50 major awards. Of his residential projects, he is best known for his responses to unique Australian regional landscapes, and this is best seen in recent celebrated projects: the seaside Bay House near Sydney, and the Invisible House in the Blue Mountains, NSW. He also designed Wall House for fashion designer Issey Miyake.
Previous Gold Medal recipients include Jørn Utzon, Glenn Murcutt and Richard Leplastrier.

Invisible House, Blue Mountains, NSW. Photography by Michael Nicholson
Hermit House, Sydney, NSW. Photography by Michael Nicholson
Land House, Sydney, NSW. Photography by Michael Nicholson
Peter Stutchbury's tent house Sydney.

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