Top 50 Rooms, Australian House & Garden 


SEPTEMBER 2016

We are delighted to have House. Allen Key included in this years Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms. Eva-Marie joined the House & Garden team along with other Architects and Designers for lunch to hear the announcement of this years Top 50 Rooms and Awarded Projects. You can see all those included in the September issue of House & Garden on sale now. You can vote for your favourite room in the People's Choice Award here

Photograph by Chris Warnes


Architect Prineas receives recognition for Apartment. Finger Wharf & House. Elysium

JULY 2016

Exciting times here at Studio 504 and we're thrilled to share this news with you!

Apartment. Finger Wharf. Photograph: Chris Warnes

Apartment. Finger Wharf has been shortlisted for a multitude of awards this year including; 

Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards Kitchen of the Year 2016 - Finalist
Australian Interior Design Awards 2016 - Shortlist
NSW Institute of Architects Awards 2016 - Shortlist
Houses Awards 2016 - Shortlist 
TIDA Awards - Australian Bathroom of the Year 2016 - Shortlist

On Friday evening Architect Prineas was awarded a commendation from the NSW Chapter of the Australia Institute of Architects for Interior Architecture. This is what the Jury said: 

At the intimate scale of a single apartment, this project by Architect Prineas illustrates the transformative power of good design. The existing, commercially driven layout suffered from a range of problems; poor connectivity to its extraordinary harbour setting, prosaic detailing, flimsy construction and low ceilings all worked together to create a sense of dull claustrophobia. 

The refurbishment flips each of these challenges to its advantage. Like a glossy black magic box with golden brass fittings, the new interior opens up or closes down to connect or divide rooms, views and uses, expanding and contracting ones sense of the space available. The use of shiny finishes generates an ambiguity between inside and out through the reflection of light and image. Subtle shifts in level further act to draw the inside out and the outside in. All come together in a beautifully detailed and experimental manner to create this small architectural gem. 

Many thanks to our clients and our wonderful team led by Eva-Marie Prineas including Luisa Campos, Bridget Webb, Connect Constructions and Finch Projects. 

Apartment. Finger Wharf is also featured in this month's Belle Magazine. 


House. Elysium.  Photograph: Chris Warnes

House Elysium also received a Commendation on Friday evening from the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects for Heritage Architecture - Creative Adaption. This is what the Jury said;

This original house has been cleverly modified into a sophisticated urban retreat suited to a busy family in the 21st century. The complicated plan has been reconfigured with clarity to open up the house and create lofty internal spaces that are generous, inviting and precisely resolved. The clean lines and fine detailing of the new work offsets the decorative elements of the original house from the ornate entry through to a modern multilevel extension and backyard pavilion. The Project demonstrate the adaptability of historic Sydney terrace for contemporary dwelling. 

The master bedroom is particularly spectacular taking over an original bedroom with the insertion of a mirrored box accommodating double basins, large shower and toilet. The respect for the original house is most clear in this room where walls are untouched by the stark new elements. 

The precise and streamline quality of the design responds to the family client and is an exemplar for modern urban living. 

House. Elysium was the winner of the TIDA International Bathroom of the Year Award in 2015 
Australian Interior Design Awards 2016 - Shortlist
Houses Awards 2016 - Shortlist
NSW Institute of Architects Awards 2016 - Shortlist 
TIDA Australian Bathroom of the Year 2015
TIDA Australia - Architect Designed Bathroom Winner 2015

We sincerely thank our clients for entrusting us with the transformation of their home. We also thank our team led by Eva-Marie Prineas; Helen Stumbaum, Luisa Campos and Wayd Munro of Focusbuild. 

House. Elysium is featured in the current special issue of HOUSES - Kitchens and Bathrooms. 




2016: Houses Kitchens and Bathrooms Issue 11: Heritage Sleek

June 2016

House Elysium is featured in this months special addition of Houses, which showcases the latest in Kitchens and Bathrooms from Architects and Designers around Australia. You can find the issue in your local Newsagents. 

House Elysium.  Photograph by Chris Warnes



2016: Australian Institute of Architects Awards Shortlist NSW

MAY 2016

Architect Prineas has been Shortlisted for four Awards in the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects Awards in 2016. House. Elysuim in Heritage Conservation & Creative Adaptation, Apartment. Finger Wharf in Interior Architecture, Breeze Block House (pictured below) in Residential Alterations and Additions and Erko lead By SJB in association with Tribe Studio & Architect Prineas in Residential - Multiple Housing



Breeze Block House, Shortlisted for AIA NSW Chapter Awards in Residential - Alterations and Additions .  Photograph by Katherine Lu



2016 Perspective Talk 1: Home

JUNE 2016

Eva-Marie will be speaking along side Nahji Chu (Miss Chu), Justine Clark, and Nicolla Phillips at the inaugural Perspectives Talks sponsored by SJB. You can book your tickets here