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Background

Presented by Houses magazine, the Houses Awards is an annual program celebrating Australia’s best residential projects. Excellence is rewarded in nine categories, with the best house receiving the premier award of Australian House of the Year.  A Houses Award is one of Australia’s most sought-after accolades for residential work.

Each year, the Houses Awards entries provide a unique insight into contemporary residential design and the contribution Australia’s architects and designers make to enhancing the way we live today.

Entries are judged by an eminent panel of architects and designers who are themselves recognized for creating inspirational Australian homes. The judging process is anonymous, transparent and confidential.

Entrants and their projects receive recognition through a range of Architecture Media titles including Houses, Houses: Kitchens+Bathrooms, Architecture Australia, Landscape Architecture Australia, Artichoke, Architectural Product News, selector.com and architectureau.com. Other media (newspapers, lifestyle magazines and websites) are targeted for publicity, and all finalists, commended and awarded projects form part of a permanent gallery on the Houses Awards website.