Escu House shortlisted for NSW Architecture Awards

Bijl Architecture is excited to announce that Escu House has been shortlisted for the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Architecture Awards in the Small Projects category. This small residential renovation in the Sydney suburb of Belrose interrogates sustainable living – not just with respect to the environment, but also physical, social and financial sustainability.

Escu House. Photo: Katherine Lu

Escu House. Photo: Katherine Lu

The project also takes on the ‘lost space of the suburbs’ – space that is lost to outmoded stylistic gestures - extending the perimeter of the house to incorporate a redundant front verandah, transforming this into interior living space and wrapping the new front facade with a timber slatted skin that acts as both balustrade and screen.

A total of 79 projects from a pool of more than 170 entries have been shortlisted, selected by a team of 19 jurors through a process of presentations and site visits. Winners of the 2016 NSW Architecture Awards for each category will be announced at a special event on Friday 1 July at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh, Sydney.

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