D’entrecasteaux House is on the shortlist of fifteen fine projects being considered for this years Australian Institute of Architects, National Award for Residential Architecture (New).

The AIA Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements and excellence in architecture and will be announced at the Albert Hall, Canberra, on Thursday 2 November.

Vote for the People Choice Award here

D’entrecasteaux House is located in a remote bay on Bruny Island, South of Hobart. Bespoke glazing details provide the perfect counterpoint to the gritty reality of the stone.

Containing dolerite walls provide protection in the remote landscape. A black timber interior sits tautly within perimeter walls.

The house is intensely private and screened from three sides. On the forth edge, the home opens to the panorama of the D’entrecasteaux Channel and the ever unfolding drama of the weather upon the water.

Private and protected outdoor spaces are created in the spaces between the essentially orthogonal plan, and the perimeter walls which have a subtly differently orientation.