NTF Architecture is proud to announce that our Salisbury Townhouses have recieved a Commendation in the Multi-residential category for the Australian Institute of Architects National Awards, 2020.
Shortlisted from the various Austrlian Institute of Architects State Chapters, the Salisbury Townhouses joins four beautifully crafted projects from across Australia. It is by far the smallest of the shortlisted entrants however a project which we believe makes a strong and positive contibution not only to its surrounding context but also speaks to the future of sustainable redevelopemnt of outdated housing stock nation wide.
Salisbury Townhouses is a remarkable adaptive reuse project in which a set of tired, one-bedroom 1960s units with little amenity has been skilfully reconfigured into an ensemble of contemporary townhouses and given a new lease of life. This canny transformation of dormant housing stock has been achieved by adding a lightweight second storey to existing dwellings, reconfiguring plans, forming larger openings in existing brick walls and creating private outdoor living spaces in setbacks adjacent to each house. This is careful architectural work – the work of adaptation rather than erasure, potent work that is increasingly important in the renovation of the Australian suburbs.