Mountford Williamson Architecture has been awarded a Commendation for Residential Architecture at this years Australian Institute of Architects awards. The awarded project is their ‘Waitpinga House’.
Awarded by the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects for special merit, demonstrating significant architectural skill in the Residential Architecture Houses (New) category for 2016.
Winding through windswept scrub and ending at the neatly detailed lower-end of the feature roof form, this shearing shed-inspired country retreat has a dramatic approach from the road. The use of simple forms and traditional materials give the modest retreat building a refinement and class that show the competency of the architects, and the willingness of the client to work with their ideas. The house is broken into three portions, a main living wing with a master bedroom, a breezeway that can be closed up for wind and rain protection, and additional bedrooms for use when guests arrive on the other side. It is a breezeway that gives fun and flexibility, turning a modest retreat into an informal and relaxing getaway that is capable of entertaining larger groups without wasting space.