18 June 2017

Grieve Gillett Andersen

Crayon House is restrained, simple and yet a beautiful example of a house that has everything it needs without being excessive. Deemed an exemplar of sustainability in the suburbs, the colourful and playful project was awarded

The John S Chappel Award for Residential Architecture (New Houses) and an Award for Sustainable Architecture.


Read more about the project from the juries below:

2017 AIA (SA) Residential Jury Citation
As one approaches, this house a simple and well-proportioned timber façade welcomes you, and what strikes you after seeing photos is how well the house is nestled into the street and what a wonderful contribution to the street the architecture offers.

With no front fence, a thoughtful yet simple landscape entices you to the front door via a ramping timber walkway past a variety of expertly considered materials and textures. READ FULL CITATION

2017 AIA (SA) Sustainable Jury Citation
Light-hearted, fun, playful – the Crayon House isn’t burdened by environmental responsibility.  Sustainable features were considered not just for practicality, but also for comfort and enjoyment.  These features are seamlessly integrated within a strong, refined, and carefully detailed form. The Crayon House has both - practicality and plenty of personality. 



Grieve Gillett Andersen is an award-winning multidisciplinary architecture, interior design, heritage and urban design practice based in Adelaide, South Australia.


Our work ranges from education and health facilities, public buildings and urban spaces, commercial, hospitality and retail developments and interiors, heritage conservation and adaptive reuse, transport and infrastructure, performing and visual arts venues, and residential projects, including new buildings, alterations & additions, infill and multiple residential projects.


243 Pirie Street

Adelaide 5000 South Australia




08 8232 3626


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