The Australian Institute of Architects has named Architecture and Design winners in its annual awards, ranging from a brightly coloured hospital, interior architecture to a house split up into a “village” of blocks and a new home for the Melbourne School of Design.

Brabbu reveals the most amazing projects by some winners.

Sawmill House by Archier 

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Sustainable BethangaHouse by tUG workshop (Vic)

Sustainable tUGworkshop BethangaHouse architecture and designAustralian Architecture and Design Awards 2015 WinnersSustainable tUGworkshop BethangaHouse

Pico Branch Library by Jorn Utzon

PicoBranchLibrary Eric Staudenmaier architecture and designAustralian Architecture and Design Awards 2015 WinnersPicoBranchLibrary Eric Staudenmaier

Australia’s National Awards for architecture and design recognise the best examples of contemporary architecture across 14 categories, including one for international projects. This year the awards, which have been running since 1981, received more than 860 entries.

Galleries of Remembrance by ARM Architecture

Galleries of Remembrance by ARM Architecture architecture and designAustralian Architecture and Design Awards 2015 WinnersGalleries of Remembrance by ARM Architecture

UTS Science faculty, Building 7 by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects & BVN

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What stood out in the architecture portfolio, was a rememberance monument in Melbourne. Which has taken 15 years to deliver, and the “very small, neglected barn” in Hobart que was converted into a family home. Called #thebarnTAS, the renovation both won the main prize for a small project and a heritage award.

#thebarnTAS by Workbyoizandalex

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“The historic structure has been lovingly retained – even its original shingles have been scrupulously cleaned and now form a ceiling to the upper mezzanine bedroom,” said a statement from the jury. “This is an excellent example of how the limits and challenges of heritage and conservation can encourage inventive solutions.”

Council House by Howlett & Bailey Architects

Council House by Howlett & Bailey Architects architecture and designAustralian Architecture and Design Awards 2015 WinnersCouncil House by Howlett Bailey Architects

Upper House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Upper House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects architecture and designAustralian Architecture and Design Awards 2015 WinnersUpper House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

NewActon Precinct by Fender Katsalidis Architects

NewActon Precinct by Fender Katsalidis Architects architecture and designAustralian Architecture and Design Awards 2015 WinnersNewActon Precinct by Fender Katsalidis Architects

The best architects were announced on November 5 at a ceremony at the University of Queensland Advanced Engineering Building in Brisbane, which won three AIA awards last year.