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21 May 2017

Renato Castello, The Advertiser

An architecturally designed house can be a thing of beauty but also a clever way to reduce energy costs and increase sustainability. This year’s South Australian Architecture Awards,  announced on June 10, have attracted 79 entries across 11 categories. Here we meet the architects and owners of three homes that have made the coveted shortlist for sustainability.

In a quiet culdesac in Goodwood sits a modern house that embodies a child’s imagination.


When viewed from the street the two bedroom property, with its pitched roof and square form, resembles the enduring kindergarten interpretation of a family home.

The childhood playfulness of the building, designed by Grieve Gillett Andersen is further evoked in bold splashes of red, blue, green, orange, yellow that punctuate the living areas earning the building its nickname, Crayon House.

“It has quite a lot of colour in it, but they’re all warm tone colours, it’s a very kind of uplifting house to be in,” project director Dimitty Andersen says.

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