Newington Residence | atelier wagner

Newington Residence | atelier wagner | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Newington Residence | atelier wagner

Traditional Land Owners


Regional Prize (VIC)
Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Whelan Master Builders Pty Ltd
Peter Bennetts
Project summary

This project was designed as a series of pavilions within a landscape, emanating from a 1930s two storey cream brick house. The thematic dark timber lining of the original house is continued into the ante-space which mediates between the original house and the main pavilion accommodating the living, kitchen, butler’s pantry, and laundry with a gymnasium and walled roof garden over. The ante-space is fully lined in dark oak and illuminated by a large brass oculus. The second pavilion houses the dining room and is defined by a copse of expressed concrete columns culminating in an overhead concrete lattice, glazed to the sky. Glazed links tie the pavilions together with a concrete bridge also reaching back from the roof garden to an extended main house. A young garden wraps around the enclosed spaces providing a myriad of perspectives and aspects to enjoy as the garden matures.

Victorian Jury Presentation
Project Practice Team

David Wagner, Partner
Gil McKenzie, Graduate of Architecture
Jacqueline Wagner, Partner
Katja Wagner, Graduate of Architecture
Ryan Gates, Graduate of Architecture

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Bruce Cossins & Associates, Structural Engineer and Land Surveyor
Fenton Partners, Structural Engineer
Nelson McDermott, Building Surveyor
SJPitney & Associates, Quantity Surveyor
Sustainability House, ESD Consultant
TGM Group Pty Ltd, Land Surveyor

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Newington Residence | atelier wagner | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

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