Our Architecture

Introduction

Urambi Village has been developed to a consistent design structure comprising groups of brick townhouses with brown-glazed concrete tiled roofs and western red cedar windows.

The whole village is a good example of the use of house design and landscaping that characterise the late Sydney School of architecture of the early 1970s.

Architecture awards

Urambi Village won the Royal Australian Institute of Architects CS Daley Medal for Housing in 1977. Again in 2002, the Institute gave the Village the ACT Chapter 25 Year award in recognition of the maintenance of the integrity of its original design for 25 years.

Along with Parliament House and the High Court of Australia, Urambi Village is now on the Australian Institute of Architects’ Register of Nationally Significant 20th Century Architecture. This is a very important listing for Urambi, placing it among the major architectural achievements of the last century.

Architecture

Michael Dysart, a Sydney-based architect, was employed to design Urambi Village, which remains as an outstanding example of the late twentieth century Sydney regional style of architecture.

Characteristic of this style is the use of natural materials, dark roof tiles, and houses that follow the contours of the land. All of this is situated in a landscaped natural bush setting.

There are 72 townhouses at Urambi Village. Of these, 43 are tri-level houses and 29 are single storey houses. The tri-level houses range from two bedrooms to four bedrooms in size, while the single level houses range in size from two bedrooms to five bedrooms and a study.

Similar to the Urambi Village development are Wybalena Grove at Cook, and the townhouses at Swinger Hill.