Manning home in line for State award

The Manning Valley home boasts stunning views of the surrounding landscape.AN “OFF-GRID” Manning Valley home has led to a local architecture firm being nominated for a state wide award.
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Austin McFarland Architects, who won the 2011 NSW Architecture Awards’ Blacket Prize, have been shortlisted in the residential architecture (new houses) and sustainable architecture categories for a project house based on a 90 hectare property in the Manning Valley.

The practice and clients drew heavily on locally sourced materials and artisans to create the “off-grid”, winter home which has stunning views of the Manning Valley.

The timber and brick house relies on itself to generate power, collect water and process waste.

Other regional members of the Australian Institute of Architects to have been shortlisted include EN House, by Newcastle practice Derive Architecture and Design.

This addition to a small inner suburban Newcastle home was designed to minimise the project’s footprint in order to maximise the small backyard.

The design retained a significant portion of the existing building fabric, supplemented by locally sourced, recycled materials

The 2015 NSW Architecture Awards with winners to be announced in Sydney on Thursday, July 2.

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