Farrier Lane House wins national recognition at architecture awards programs

2023 was a big year for our Farrier Lane House, which was recognised locally and nationally for its innovative approach to sustainability, and for our contribution to the ongoing discussion about how to create low-carbon buildings.

We were delighted that Farrier Lane received a Commendation at the 2023 HOUSES Awards for Sustainability in August, competing against 18 projects from around Australia, many of which had larger budgets and bigger footprints than our modest entry.

The house was also Highly Commended at the national Sustainable Building Awards in the New Homes category, where it was up against nine projects from all around Australia.

We see this recognition as affirmation of the valuable lessons that we learned during the design and construction of Farrier Lane – where we weighed up four key criteria, including comfort, cost, carbon and ongoing maintenance. (You can find out more about those key criteria and how we arrived at certain decisions in our download, here)

Entering this project into these awards program and achieving this national recognition enabled us to spread our key message even further: that it’s possible for a family of four to live well in a smaller, smarter more sustainable home, with a little bit of extra planning and design thinking up front.

And we’ve made this possibility available to more people through the development of our New House Plans – the one closest to Farrier Lane House is Tall House, and you can find out more about that here

Back home in Perth, our Farrier Lane House also received a Commendation at the WA Architecture Awards, again in the Sustainability Category. This year, only two houses were shortlisted in the Sustainability Category after the Institute of Architects implemented a more stringent assessment process, so we were thrilled to be in the running among some much bigger projects with far greater budgets.

We’re so excited to see this modest home being recognised amongst some incredible projects across Australia, and showing homeowners how worthwhile it is to build new homes that are smaller and thermally more efficient.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Farrier Lane House you can watch the episode of My Aussie Build here and if you’d like to get in touch to talk to us about your new home, please fill in our contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.