Strata House wins People’s Choice Award at AZ Awards Gala July 5, 2017 - Applauded by top talent from local and international architecture and design communities, Audax took to the stage on Friday June 23 at Azure Magazine’s 7th annual AZ Awards Gala for the interior design of Strata House. The 30,000 sq. ft. custom residence designed by Audax, in collaboration with Pencil Design, won The People's Choice Award in the Residential Interiors category. This year’s AZ Awards received 813 submissions from over 41 countries, and the People’s Choice Awards saw over 25,000 votes. Winners and finalists flew in from as far away as Poland and China to attend the awards announcement and celebration in Toronto. Strata House was inspired by hillside mid-century modern homes in California. The architecture began with an excavation of the property’s landscape to create a series of curved vineyard-like terraces. The home, designed in an L-shape and hinged around a sculptural spiral staircase, sits on top of the curved outdoor space. All three levels of the home back onto views of the terraced garden through expanses of wood-framed modern windows. The interiors are bright and colourful and feature mid-century modern references with luxurious finishes and textures in silk, marble, limestone, oak and brass. Click here to see photos and learn more about the project.