Palm Garden House

Award for Enduring Architecture – 2020 National Architecture Awards
Palm Garden House by Richard Leplastrier.

Join us for a panel discussion on the winner of this year’s National Enduring Architecture Award.
The panellists include:

  • Kathlyn Loseby FRAIA, Institute of Architects NSW President and 2020 NSW Enduring Architecture Award Juror
  • Karen McCartney, renowned author of interiors, architecture and design literature
  • Professor Philip Thalis LFRAIA, architect, City of Sydney Councillor and nominator of Palm Garden House
  • Peter Salhani, journalist and 2020 NSW Enduring Architecture Award Juror (moderator).

As cited by the National Awards jury:

Palm Garden House (1974–76) marks a most important moment in Australian housing. Its light cradling of space and absolute immersion in landscape has affected and inspired generations of architects.

The house hugs the western earth wall and tucks into a palm-filled gully on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. For 45 years it has nourished its owner, who shares it with the birds, insects and water dragons that inhabit this cool, meandering oasis of garden and water.