We are pleased to announce former BPSM Director, Jim (J.S.) Moon, was awarded the Enduring Architecture Award at the 2019 Institute of Architects Tasmanian Chapter Awards for his “Bornholm” residence in Sandy Bay.

The home is a wide frontage, two storey concrete block and timber suburban house, with a full length balcony/verandah giving extensive views from the first floor, off the main living areas.

This private residence was completed by Jim in 1961, whilst working at Bush Parkes Shugg and Moon, receiving the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) 1966 (Tasmanian Chapter) Residential Design Award.

“Designed by architect Jim Moon in 1961 for his family of six, the house sits on a gently sloping rectangular internal block, accessed by a private driveway. The simple rectangular plan rises through two levels, capturing northern sunlight and extensive views over the River Derwent and opening to a secluded courtyard to the south.

The house is an outstanding example of minimalist domestic architecture, exploring the possibilities of using inexpensive materials such as concrete block towards a simplified philosophy of expression. The thorough design, simplicity and modesty apparent throughout the building, creates a subdued, unpretentious and comfortable environment, and that is exactly as it should be. 

Bornholm is enduring architecture of outstanding merit; it remains important, demonstrating the role of design in affordable housing. In its third ownership phase, minor plan alterations and changes to internal surface materials have not unduly compromised the essential quality of the architecture, rather they demonstrate its resilience.” – 2019 Tasmanian Architecture Awards