2021 National Commendation for Interior Architecture


Jury quote

Divided house is a sophisticated home that skilfully combines urbanity, architecture and art. The interior architecture of the building is generated by an impressive and intriguing layering of longevity, comfort and craftsmanship, the latter being deployed with a level of detail and expression that elevates the everyday experience. This condition is exemplified by the contrast of the raw and natural materials that define the interior envelope and the striking, kaleidoscopic pops of color that spring from inside the thoughtfully designed joinery or are found just behind the door of one of the places. surprising. bathrooms.

The building and its interior demonstrate a deep commitment to environmental sustainability; the use of local and Australian-made building materials integrates this approach into the fabric of the building. It is a house which is in its place and approximately; and the interior spaces unfold like a narrative of the city of Melbourne and its unique cultural environment.

Elements of inventiveness testify to a master craftsman’s know-how and breeding know-how as well as moments of calibration and operation that have something of a James Bond quality (Sean era Connery). Divided House is a lasting testimony to the thoughtful approach of the architect-owner.

Project credits

Architect: Jackson Clements Burrows architects; Group project: Jon Clements, Hanah Wexler, Rob Majcen, Will Christian, Jessie Legge, Tim Jackson, Graham Burrows; Landscape architect: Tim Nicholas landscape architect; Structural engineer: consulting engineer Adams; Lighting advisor: Light project; Renewable energy consultant: Metta Energy; Other consultants: Leeda projects; Artist: Ian strange

Divided House is located in Richmond, Victoria, on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.



Architecture Australia, November 2021

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