Contemporary Architecture tour - H House – Design Canberra Festival

Photo: Anne Stroud
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Contemporary Architecture – H House

DESIGN Canberra presents a tour of H House, designed by Paul Tilse and Ramir Araneta with interior design by Vanessa Hawes.

If good design is about creating a sense of ease and practicality for the homeowners then impeccable design is about taking clients on a journey of materiality, injecting their individual personality and elevating spaces to work cohesively. It takes a honed eye to bring these elements of design together and Vanessa Hawes of Paul Tilse Architects has just that. With a cross disciplinary background in Arts majoring in political science from ANU, jewellery design and a children’s wear label it was the passion for Interior Design that utilised her eye for detail after deciding to go back and study. Vanessa effortlessly balances minimalist aesthetics with luxurious finishes such as marble, a play with colour and crafted joinery, working collaboratively with Paul Tilse to deliver award winning architecture and interiors.

This is a small group architecture tour developed by DESIGN Canberra, in line with current COVID-safe restrictions. Numbers are limited and bookings are essential. 

Tour 1: 10.00 to 10.40am

Tour 2: 10.45 to 11.25am

Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the tour start time for checking in.

Project Team:

Architect: Paul Tilse and Ramir Araneta
Interior Design: Vanessa Hawes
Builder: Brumec Constructions
Structural engineer: ANH Consulting Engineers
Landscapes: Cool Green Horticulture
Joiner: Endeavour Joinery
Photography: Anne Stroud Photography


DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.