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President’s Message You’ll find some of the best creative thinking in contemporary building design on the following pages, the work of innovative designers bringing their talents to bear on projects across Australia. Welcome to the third edition of our magazine, Winning Design Australia. In it we celebrate the work of members of Building Designers Australia, who have submitted over ninety project entries across fifteen categories for our annual awards. In the first few pages you will find this year’s overall national winner, and the winners in each category, design work that we believe is the most outstanding in its field this year. Proud as we are of these winners, and the expertise on the pages of this magazine, it’s important to say that this is the tip of the iceberg. Building Designers Australia has members all over Australia collaborating every day with clients, Council and other contractors to create buildings of quality, value and integrity.

This is a magazine for you, our client. Think of it as a compendium of ideas. We invite you to read about each project, the client’s brief, the challenges and the tenacity used to overcome them, the latest in high performance building materials such as light weight cladding, and innovative uses for old and new. We hope you’ll feel inspired to talk to a local designer, for a beautifully designed, highly functional space that integrates seamlessly with your lifestyle, working life and environment. We’re inspired, and we hope you will be too.

THERESA L HATTON We work in every part of the built environment, on vibrant multi-use public spaces, on private dwellings created to clients’ specifications, and on commercial and industrial projects. We can be engaged on new builds, and on extensions and renovations, including those with sensitive heritage considerations. As you leaf through these pages, you’ll see that building designers often have outstanding design flair. The creativity to deliver a beautiful and highly functional space for you to live, work or entertain in. Crucially, we also have the know-how to execute the technical workings of the building and see it through the building stage to completion.

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President, Building Designers Australia Theresa L Hatton has 24 years’ experience in building design in Tasmania and is based in Launceston. She has been a member of the Building Design Association since 2002 and in 2013 became its first female national President.


About Building Designers Australia The Building Designers Association began in South Australia some 40 years ago and has since grown to be a vibrant organisation that has members across Australia. What are Building Designers? Building designers are much more than designers of buildings. Building designers are problem solvers, designers of structural systems within architecture, detailers of solutions to client needs and government legislation; people of creativity and innovation who do all this in the best interest of the client and the environment.

Who are Building Designers? Building Designers Australia consists of a dedicated group of professionals who prepare designs and documentation for all type of building work - with the BDA seen as the premier association of Building Designers. Members are bound by a Code of Ethics and encouraged to operate at the highest professional level at all times. BDA encourages design excellence from its members and promotes the benefits of good building design to the public. BDA is active in the development of education and training standards relevant to the building design profession and is now recognised by governments and educational institutions as the leading professional body for building designers in Australia.

Engaging a Building Designer. Until recently it was recognised that the general Australian population did not have a good understanding of the Building Design profession. Many people, faced with the opportunity to construct a new home, or even to undertake a modest renovation of their current home, did not realise that they could engage a professional Designer to guide them, without the

financial commitment of involving an architect. The initial contact was often made with a builder, who very competently advised them on the practicalities of their project but was often untrained in the design process. The benefits of starting a project with the assistance of a Building Designer are significant. A Building Designer will: • Develop a master plan for the project, to ensure that all issues have been considered. • Take a detailed design brief to address your specific needs and preferred architectural style. • Assess your building site to identify its weaknesses and capitalise on its strengths. • Provide practical design options. • Incorporate environmentally sustainable design principles in even the smallest project. • Advise you on a realistic budget for the project. • Liaise with other required consultants on your behalf. Manage your project through the Council assessment process. Organise Tendering and Contract Administration for the project, if required. Engaging a Building Designer is best considered a logical and financially smart way to start your next construction project. If you are considering such a project and need to locate and review the work of suitable Designers, visit the MyDesigner website at www.mydesigner.net.au.

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Contents

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE SPONSORS ABOUT BUILDING DESIGNERS AUSTRALIA ACKNOWLEDGMENTS OVERALL WINNER

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Forest Lodge ECO House - Designer Constructions Group Pty Ltd

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2014 WINNERS

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SAIF Accommodation, Barnson Pty Ltd

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Newmann Residence, EcoSphere Design

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Legge Street Residence, Jennifer Binns Building Design

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The Cove Residence, Ian Picone Design

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Medinah House, Distinct Innovations Pty Ltd

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Gladesville House, your abode

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Leichhardt House 2, Distinct Innovations Pty Ltd

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Curl Curl House, Peter Downes Designs

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Darks Common, Adan Creative Designs

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The Riverhouse, Gerard Smith Design

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Martin’s Lane, RLA Building Design

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Mulubinda Residence, Bakker Homes

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O’Halloran Residence, Adam Hobill Design

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Careel Bay House, Peter Downes Designs

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Peat Residence, Seaside Homes

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Way Residence, Nvisage Pty Ltd

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+ Designer – Green at Heart

One of a Kind Apartments, Michael Draper Building Designer

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Jeff Clarke, Architect – Coastal Architecture

Park Lane, Building Design Services

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James Cooper, Building Designer –

Huskisson Beach Units, Designcorp Australia Pty Ltd

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Sanctum Design Consultants

Wollemia Urological Surgery, LAW Building Design Pty Ltd

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Gavin Dale, Building Designer – Gavin Dale Design

RC Mesley Animal Hospital, Kydra Designs

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Monty East, Building Designer – Design East

Walgett Medical Centre, Barnson Pty Ltd Cedar College Administration, Tonkin Schutz Design Build

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Michael Enderby, Industry Advisor

Central Coast Volkswagon, SJH Planning & Design

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Church Hall Conversion, Hampshire Design

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Don Mason, Architect

LCS Early Learning Centre, Prime Design

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Kate St James, Editor-in-Chief – Universal Magazines

Pilgrim’s Restaurant, J M H Living Design

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Pete Van Ryn, Building Designer – Van Ryn & Associates

Valley House Peru, Alex Urena Design Studio

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David Wheeldon, Architectural Editor – Cirrus Media

Public Indoor Swimming Pool, Andrew Wilson

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Artrez, Nech Page

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Cronulla House, Anselmo Matsui

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Culburra Beach House, Kristie Wulf

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Rear Lane Studio Bronte, Hampshire Design

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Annie’s Place, LAW Building Design Pty Ltd

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2014 ENTRANTS 2014 JVP AWARDS RESOURCE GUIDE

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Acknowledgements Building Designers Australia thanks everyone associated with the 2014 BDA Design Excellence Awards, including: ALL ENTRANTS THE AWARDS JUDGES: Sophie Barrett, Sustainability Consultant

Susan Jarrett, Building Designer – Structure Design

THE DESIGN AWARDS COMMITTEE: Katrina McCarron Linda Morrison Ted Riddle Tracy Watson

Sponsors - See page 2


Overall Winner

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INTRODUCING

Forest Lodge ECO House NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS UP TO 250SQM AND OVER $2,000/SQM RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

Chris Knierim

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WINNER NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS UP TO 250SQM AND OVER $2,000/SQM RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD Designer: Chris Knierim, Designer Constructions Group Pty Ltd Phone: 0419 444 279 Email: contact@designerconstructions.com

Wedged between heritage neighbours, this modern home has a style all of its own with the latest in luxury conveniences and stylish finishes. ECO design principles were used to create an intelligent and innovative home without compromising on amenities. Many of the systems were custom designed and built specifically for this house, offering advances not previously seen in Australia. The solar-fed heat core storage cell is a national first and the sustainable features continue with solar slab heating, evaporative cooling, and custom natural air ventilation system. Together with the Low-E argon filled double glazing on the windows, these work to reduce the energy used on heating and cooling. Another surprising green feature is the rooftop garden, which insulates the home and attracts flora and fauna. This area acts as a noise barrier while reflecting heat. The LED lighting throughout reduces energy usage and it is complemented by natural light flow from solar operated skylights and the use of opaque glass inserts in all internal doors. The water in the home is heated using a solar hot water system, with input from the underground water storage tank. A yin and yang effect was created by pairing the black mirrored ceiling and black gloss kitchen with the white polished concrete floors and adjoining white feature wall. Highly reflective surfaces are used to create an illusion of space. Lineal mirrors are placed throughout the dwelling to allow for views of the exterior gardens, while floor to ceiling windows allow light to flow and bounce around the highly reflective interior. Grey and silver was carefully incorporated in the bedrooms to soften and blend the design without compromising the integrity of the black and white theme. The bathrooms use a custom black and white design pattern for the glass mosaic tiles, starting as solid black at the base and increasing the amount of white as the tiles reach the ceiling.

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WINNER PAUL DASS MEMORIAL AWARD MULTI-RESIDENTIAL UP TO 6 DWELLINGS Designer: Kirk Gleeson, Barnson Pty Ltd Phone: 1300 138 657 Email: kgleeson@barnson.com.au Web: www.barnson.com.au Photographer: Edge Commercial Photography

These three residential villas were constructed to provide accommodation for five Indigenous Australians with severe or profound disabilities requiring long-term support. In addition to the private villas, there are communal facilities, a separate office, and overnight accommodation for staff to ensure complete support with the least intrusion possible. The entire project was carefully considered in consultation with relevant parties to ensure cultural sensitivity and a sense of community. Each residence is designed to offer interior living spaces that can easily be adapted to the changing needs of current and future residents, with accessible features incorporated into the design without interfering with the sense of space. Individual support services can easily be designed and delivered within, while providing residents with privacy and comfort. External concrete verandas and pathways allow for disabled access throughout the area, incorporating naturally flowing curves to reflect aspects of cultural heritage. The development complies with the platinum level of the Livable Housing Design Guidelines and includes a host of energy efficient features.

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Newman Residence

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WINNER NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS UP TO 250SQM AND UP TO $2,000/SQM Designer: Brent Reid, EcoSphere Design Phone: 0422 556 470 Email: info@ecospheredesign.com.au Web: www.ecospheredesign.com.au

The contemporary design of this home manages to complement the heritage conditions, while offering all the convenience of modern living. The new home successfully integrates and complements the existing 100 year old stable and coach house on the site, and the neighbouring heritage listed dwelling. This design makes the new home completely adaptable to the changing needs of the retired occupants as they age, set over a single level with wheelchair access, wide doorways, and appropriate hallway and room proportions. Although it was constructed on a tight budget, the home is packed full of green features. In addition to the Low-E glass featured throughout, the north facing windows to the living, kitchen, and bedroom are glazed to ensure comfort. The thermostat controls have power over the mechanically ventilated roof. This entire roof area is also used for rain collection to one external polyethylene water tank and one bladder under the north deck. The water is then heated for use in the home via the solar hot water system. A grey water diverter fitted to the laundry tub reduces water wastage.

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Legge Street Residence COMMENDATION NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS UP TO 250SQM AND UP TO $2,000/SQM Designer: Jennifer Binns, Jennifer Binns Building Design Phone: 0439 765 452 Email: jenniferbinns@bigpond.com Web: www.jenniferbinnsdesign.com.au Photographer: Matt Thompson

This compact home makes the most of the mountain and ocean views, all while minimising maintenance, simplifying heating and cleaning requirements, and enhancing versatility. It can cater for a variety of occupants as a rental property, family home, and holiday house for short-term accommodation. Designed as a two-storey volume with separate garage on a small internal allotment within a coastal hamlet, it provides two separate sleeping areas with closely connected living and bathrooms on each level. A central masonry chimney and exposed concrete slab on the ground floor provide thermal mass working in conjunction with north and west glazing for passive heat gain. Generous, well-placed storage areas complement these spaces. Although the house footprint is very small at 62sqm, it maintains a sense of space and light within by incorporating a double height space over the entry and stairway, with three metre high ceilings over the kitchen and dining areas. These bright interior spaces offer a striking contrast to the recycled Tasmanian oak cladding with charcoal stain on the exterior, which is a call to the shack vernacular commonly seen in Falmouth.

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The Cove Residence COMMENDATION NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS UP TO 250SQM AND UP TO $2,000/SQM Designer: Ian Picone, Ian Picone Design Phone: 0419 611 133 Email: ipicone@bigpond.net.au Photographer: Erin Wright

Situated between the mouth of the picturesque Huon Estuary and the southern entrance to the D’entrecasteaux Channel, approximately an hour drive from Tasmania’s capital city Hobart, Charlotte Cove is a quiet hamlet far removed from busy city life. The design brief for this project was to capture as much of the surrounding natural beauty as possible, with open-plan living connecting to the outdoor space and plenty of natural light. The central living space includes living, dining, and kitchen and offers direct access to the outdoors visually and physically through sliding doors on either side onto timber decks. This arrangement allows the occupants to choose their living space depending on the weather and captures full views of the Cove. Natural Tasmanian hardwood timber was chosen to clad the outside of this simple, rectangular shaped building. The warmth and tactile characteristics of timber are fundamental to establishing a feeling of oasis, while connecting the house with the natural environment of the bay side village.

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Medinah House

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WINNER NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS 251 TO 350SQM AND UP TO $2,000/SQM Designer: Luke van Jour, Distinct Innovations Pty Ltd Phone: 0410 623 356 Email: email@distinctinnovations.com.au Web: www.distinctinnovations.com.au

The design brief for this project was to create a low cost family home with a modern faรงade in a small golfing estate in western Sydney. A simple construction method was adopted, similar to that used in the project home market. By employing some interesting angles and form, it was possible to add character as well. It was important to adopt as many passive design principles as possible to reduce running costs and impact on the environment. The location of the living spaces was precisely chosen to capture the warmth of the sun in winter, yet allow natural cool air streams to flow through in summer. This ensures comfort without the high energy costs of artificial heating and cooling. The interior and exterior are both composed of a pale palette of colours, creating a fresh and airy atmosphere throughout with the bonus of complementing any future additional landscaping. The materials chosen are durable, as well as beautiful, to ensure longevity.

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Gladesville House

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WINNER NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS 251 TO 350SQM AND OVER $2,000/SQM Designer: Darryn Parkinson, your abode Phone: 02 9973 2756 Email: darryn@yourabode.com.au Web: www.yourabode.com.au Photographer: Thomas Kayser

The brief for this project was to replace the poorly designed 1960s house with one that is better suited to family life and has sustainable features. The new home has two link pavilions, a single level dining and kitchen area, and a twostorey lounge and sleeping section. The lightweight timber frame was chosen due to the topography of the house and to enable reuse of the existing footings from the previous house. It fits in nicely with the surrounding bush area and does not disturb the blackbutt trees spread throughout the site. The kitchen and dining area features an entire wall consisting entirely of windows to bring the outdoors in. Floor to ceiling windows can be found in the other rooms, flooding the entire home with natural light. The mixture of natural materials on the exterior helps the building to blend into the landscape, while still being exceptionally modern and stylish.

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Leichhardt House 2

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WINNER SMALL LOT HOUSING (MAXIMUM LOT SIZE 350SQM)

COMMENDATION NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS 251 TO 350SQM AND UP TO $2,000/SQM Designer: Luke van Jour, Distinct Innovations Pty Ltd Phone: 0410 623 356 Email: email@distinctinnovations.com.au Web: www.distinctinnovations.com.au

This carefully designed home in Leichhardt in Sydney’s inner west makes the most of the small lot size available in such a sought after area. A particularly challenging aspect was the location of the block on the corner because this can compromise privacy in tight spaces. This issue was dealt with by including a tall timber privacy screen and placing the ground floor windows slightly higher. The upper storey is oversized, creating more space and resulting in a striking façade. Internally, a pure open-plan living space includes the kitchen, dining, and entertainment area. This continues via large glass sliding doors to the covered deck and backyard, complete with inbuilt barbeque, outdoor food prep area, and sink. The implementation of this design not only deals with the space in the most effective way because there are no hallways, but it also encourages breezes throughout the home to save on energy costs during the summer months.

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Curl Curl House COMMENDATION NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS 251 TO 350SQM AND OVER $2,000/SQM Designer: Peter Downes, Peter Downes Designs Phone: 02 9973 3312 Email: peter@peterdownes.com.au Web: www.peterdownes.com.au Photographer: Michael Simmonds

The steep, rocky site of this home had never before been developed because it was simply too difficult. Now it contains a contemporary dwelling that maximises the spectacular views to the ocean and celebrates its rugged beauty. Occupying three separate levels, the building is positioned as high as possible to retain the rocky outcrops. These are actually incorporated into the interior walls at different points, creating a one of a kind feature. The middle level, which is accessed by an inclinator, contains the living areas, a double bedroom, bathroom, and laundry. Such a design provides the option of single level living or a convenient guest suite. The sides of the house have been angled to provide ocean views for the rear rooms, adding interest to the design with sharp, clean lines. Energy use is reduced via a solar panel array and solar hot water system. The low, flat roof preserves the views of the adjoining uphill dwelling while also producing an informal beach look when combined with the low maintenance weatherboard.

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Darks Common

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WINNER NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS 351 TO 450SQM AND UP TO $2,000/SQM Designer: Daniel Briffa, Adan Creative Designs Phone: 0410 495 224 Email: daniel@adandesigns.com Web: www.adandesigns.com

This contemporary home appears to be one warm and simple storey from the street, yet it hides a variety of dazzling features within its walls, including an entire other level. The entryway opens onto the upper storey, which contains the living and bedroom areas for easy access. A major design requirement was to allow natural light from the northern aspect to enter as many areas as possible while still maintaining privacy. This is achieved by an extensive bank of half-height glazing along the northern wall face in conjunction with screen planting to the common northern boundary. A raised ceiling with northern facing highlight windows to the central hallways, bathroom, and powder area, as well as in the entry foyer and study allows for natural solar gain and also shared light to the secondary bedrooms via highlight glazing above the entry doors to the rooms. The home also features a swimming pool and gym and this can be viewed through a glass floor from the covered deck area and master bedroom, which both sit directly above it.

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The Riverhouse

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The Riverhouse

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WINNER NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS 351 TO 450SQM AND OVER $2,000/SQM RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS Designer: Gerard Smith, Gerard Smith Design Phone: 07 5474 8888 Email: gerard@gerardsmithdesign.com.au Web: www.gerardsmithdesign.com.au Photographer: Paul Smith Images

Situated right on the Mooloolah River, this stunning home takes full advantage of the water views from almost every room. To one side, the roof floats over a grand alfresco area with built in kitchenette, barbeque, and fireplace, providing plenty of space in which to relax and take in the views. To the other side lies a private internal courtyard connecting the two living wings of the home. There is also a separate external playground complete with swings and a dry stone riverbed with a stone bridge that connects to a natural rock landscaped sandpit. All of these areas have been designed to enjoy the inviting 22 metre swimming pool, which features an infinity wet edge to the river beyond. The open-plan living inside has a seamless connection to the alfresco area and natural materials have been used throughout, combining to form a meticulously finished interior. The integrated sound and complete lighting control create an excellent entertaining environment.

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Martin’s Lane

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WINNER NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS OVER 450SQM AND UP TO $2,000/SQM Designer: Richard Lutze, RLA Building Design Phone: 02 66 285 048 Email: info@rlabuildingdesign.com.au Web: www.rlabuildingdesign.com.au Photographer: Trevor Kilgour

Designed to take in all the rural location has to offer, this modern home combines coastal style and elegant contemporary finishes to great effect. From a commanding position elevated on the site, the home blends effortlessly with the surrounding landscape. The site was excavated to protect the building from the southwest winds and highway noise, with the driveway providing a view of the house upon entry to the property and enabling secure access to the shed and utility service area. The home has been designed for year round family living and all rooms capture the vast rural and ocean vistas from the property, including prominent landscape features and local towns. Open-plan living areas spill out onto the patios, offering versatile entertaining and relaxation spaces. The designer kitchen has easy access to these spaces, acting as the central hub of the home. A separate family wing features more private living spaces, yet these can be connected for larger social functions.

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Mulubinda Residence

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WINNER NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS OVER 450SQM AND OVER $2,000/SQM Designer: Graeme Bakker, Bakker Homes Phone: 02 4982 2625 Email: carina@bakkerhomes.com.au Web: www.bakkerhomes.com.au

The design brief for this home was to create generous living areas with a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces to capitalise on the panoramic views of the Port Stephens waterways. Spread over three levels, it offers a variety of living zones to accommodate any lifestyle. The stairs between these spaces were crafted onsite from American black walnut timber, stainless steel handrails, and glass. The kitchen, living, entertaining area, and swimming pool are all contained on the upper level. Placing the pool in this space above other rooms in the home was a major design challenge and it was resolved by stepping the middle level down. Contained in the middle level are four bedrooms and a rumpus room, offering a peaceful retreat away from the central entertaining zones. The master ensuite has a freestanding floating vanity with a large walk-through shower cleverly concealed behind. A luxurious theatre with blue recessed lighting is located at the rear of the home.

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O’Halloran Residence COMMENDATION NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS OVER 450SQM AND OVER $2,000/SQM Designer: Adam Hobill, Adam Hobill Design Phone: 02 6260 8868 Email: adam@adamhobilldesign.com.au Web: www.adamhobilldesign.com.au

This bespoke home has a bold and dynamic sculptural quality that is enhanced and softened by a variety of textures and colours. Pushing aside traditional brick veneer construction, this residence was predominantly created using Colorbond cladding as a lightweight, contemporary, and low maintenance alternative. Other materials and finishes used include precast concrete panels, copper cladding, and reclaimed timber cladding, as well as a polished aluminium sculptural shade awning. The materials both inside and out exhibit their raw qualities to bring warmth to the home. Situated on an east-west orientated block, all of the living spaces are placed to enjoy a sunny northern aspect with pleasant vistas. The bedrooms located upstairs are afforded light and privacy by the managed use of translucent glass to control the outward views without impacting natural light. There are multiple spacious family spaces, as well as formal and informal entertaining areas. The outdoor space is well appointed and features a large swimming pool within view of the alfresco dining area.

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Careel Bay House

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WINNER RESIDENTIAL ALTERATIONS/ADDITIONS UP TO $250,000 Designer: Peter Downes, Peter Downes Designs Phone: 02 9973 3312 Email: peter@peterdownes.com.au Web: www.peterdownes.com.au

This renovation project adds streetscape interest to this home in Avalon and now makes the most of the views to the Pittwater. The out-dated brickwork was rendered and painted to instantly gain a modern look and the front doors were replaced, completing the exterior transformation. While the interior had already been extensively modernised before this project, minor changes were required to finish this process. The lounge room was dark and cramped with low ceilings and this was resolved with an elevated L-shaped highlight roof over the room and the foyer, dramatically improving the appearance of the space. This also had an effect on the dull and flat roofline, adding yet another interesting feature to the exterior. The high windows provide solar access throughout the day and allow natural ventilation for optimum room temperature, aided by a simple ceiling fan. Two windows were also added to provide views over Careel Bay and the Pittwater.

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Peat Residence

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WINNER RESIDENTIAL ALTERATIONS/ADDITIONS OVER $250,000 Designer: Melanie Symington, Seaside Homes Phone: 0425 354 230 Email: melanie@seasidehomesdesign.com.au Web: www.seasidehomesdesign.com.au

The starting point for this renovation project was a twostorey red brick rectangular building, which was entered via an external flight of stairs into the kitchen on the upper floor. It was entirely revitalised and expanded to ensure better access and versatility for a variety of lifestyles. A new wing was added to the same level as the existing upper floor, incorporating a foyer, two bedrooms, a bathroom, study nook, and deck. This area is now accessible from street level, eliminating the need for external stairs at the front of the home. This significant addition means that the lower level can now be converted into a comfortable flat to accommodate visitors or a potential B&B if so desired. The double orientation of the block allowed for construction of a waterfront terrace and a winter deck on the western side as well to enhance entertaining spaces. To update the exterior, it was clad in light weatherboard for a casual and stylish look.

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Way Residence COMMENDATION RESIDENTIAL ALTERATIONS/ADDITIONS OVER $250,000 Designer: Trina Rowston, Nvisage Pty Ltd Phone: 0413 489 984 Email: trina@nvisage.com.au Web: www.nvisage.com.au Photographer: John Halfhide

The innovative design changes made to this home maximise space and privacy within the footprint of the existing structure. A new double garage was placed beneath the earth of the front yard and a portion of the breezeway leading to the home features a glass roof, allowing natural light in while weatherproofing the entryway. To add space without expanding outward, another storey was constructed to create a new master suite with private rooftop patio. The home is now spread over three levels. The lower level contains an existing self-contained granny flat. The main level is the ground floor and contains three bedrooms, one bathroom, the laundry, and an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area. The living area now has large stacking doors opening onto the north-facing deck overlooking the front and main yard. The design is filled with personal touches, such as an angled glass window splash back in the kitchen and a hanging staircase within a bookshelf.

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One of a Kind Apartments

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WINNER MULTI-RESIDENTIAL OVER 6 DWELLINGS (UP TO 2 STOREYS) Designer: Michael Draper, Michael Draper Building Designer Phone: 0404 325 671 Email: michael@eziplan.net.au Photographer: Emily Hanlon

Situated on an awkwardly shaped and aligned block, this set of units presented a particular challenge during design and construction for the collaborating team of artists and engineers. The outcome is a building that takes advantage of the space in unique and sustainable ways. Traditional lines and modest street frontage allow the complex to sit comfortably in the quiet residential neighbourhood. The simple, unadorned faรงade style relies purely on the craft and finish of the trades and flair of the decorators, while an intimate foyer made from raw materials showcases diverse sculptural forms. It does not insist on style and statement, but allows the materials to speak for themselves. Wherever possible, materials were salvaged for artists to add personal touches to each space. There are open areas to the north and rear of the block for amenity and privacy. Underground parking was constructed, reducing the impact of offsite parking near the surrounding houses.

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Park Lane COMMENDATION MULTI-RESIDENTIAL OVER 6 DWELLINGS (UP TO 2 STOREYS) Designer: Jamie Harris, Harris Building Design Services Phone: 0428 766 874 Email: jamie@hbds.com.au Web: www.hbds.com.au Photographer: David Benson Photography

Using a blend of conventional building materials such as contrasting face brickwork, rendered brickwork, lightweight FC cladding, and concrete roof tiles, this townhouse development blends into the existing urban setting while providing a modern contemporary finish. The site was not without its challenges, with constraints created by the shape and location against an existing creek bed. Although the original plans only provided for 12 townhouses, further consideration meant that one more could be added to the configuration to make the most of the site while still offering spacious floor plans. Each residence was individually assessed to ensure generous room sizes and a layout to suit the placement on the site. These are arranged in four separate banks and placed close to the creek to offer access to tranquil spaces and additional privacy. The mix of materials on the faรงade of each townhouse also provides some relief to the porch and entry area.

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Huskisson Beach Units

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WINNER MULTI-RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM OR HIGH RISE/MIXED USE Designer: Joe El-Sabbagh, Designcorp Australia Pty Ltd Phone: 02 9630 9911 Email: joe@designcorp.com.au Web: www.designcorp.com.au

The aim of this three-storey unit project was to create versatile and private residences to suit any lifestyle. The faรงade varies in colour and form over the different levels to add an interesting focal point to the streetscape. The bedrooms for each unit are tucked away to the rear of the property, far from any entertaining areas. The living, dining, and kitchen are combined into a seamless open-plan design and can be easily integrated into the private outdoor entertaining spaces to the front of the building. All these areas feature abundant natural light, particularly through the large glass stacking doors leading to the outdoor terraces. This configuration also has the effect of almost doubling the available entertaining space. Service areas and bathrooms are located toward the centre of the building, as these require less natural light because of the time spent in such spaces. There are also private parking spaces for each unit.

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Wollemia Urological Surgery

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WINNER NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS UP TO $2M Designer: Louise Williams, LAW Building Design Pty Ltd Phone: 02 4341 7371 Email: louise@lawbuildingdesign.com.au Web: www.lawbuildingdesign.com.au Photographer: Stuart Rose

Situated close to North Gosford Private Hospital, this state of the art urological surgery has been designed to offer a warm and friendly environment for patients. The original domestic dwelling onsite was refurbished to the point of near demolition in order to make it suitable for practice and the final form was influenced by the council code stipulation that it maintain a residential street appearance. The existing floor layout was drastically reconfigured, with the main entry relocated to the rear. This enabled full disabled access from the street, while maintaining a secondary entrance at the front for staff. This functional layout continues throughout the building. Features include splashes of red and rich gold alucobond contrasted with split stone for a prestige appearance. Sliding partition walls in the staff room offer flexibility of space for meetings. Other design features include soundproof glazing, raked ceilings throughout, and highlight windows that provide visual links to the external environment.

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RC Mesley Animal Hospital

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WINNER NON-RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

COMMENDATION NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS UP TO $2M Designer: Patrick Swain, Kydra Designs Phone: 0401 674 164 Email: admin@kydradesigns.com.au

Oriented to maximise passive solar heating and cooling options, the new RC Mesley Animal Hospital takes advantage of sustainable features to cut costs and help the environment while providing a comfortable environment for animal patients. The rammed earth walls are made from locally sourced materials and have not been insulated to the north to facilitate diurnal temperature transfer. The timber cladding was recycled from materials already onsite, while the feature hardwood pieces were locally milled and sourced. Sealed with low VOC, the concrete slab is a low maintenance product with high longevity. A dual-fuel pellet supplements passive space and water heating and wood automated boiler system. Rainwater tanks have been installed as well. Natural light is utilised wherever possible and this is supplemented by LED lighting for areas needing an additional source for specific tasks. Backup emergency power required in such facilities is provided through the grid-connected solar PV.

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RC Mesley Animal Hospital

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Walgett Medical Centre COMMENDATION NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS UP TO $2M Designer: Kirk Gleeson, Barnson Pty Ltd Phone: 1300 138 657 Email: kgleeson@barnson.com.au Web: www.barnson.com.au Photographer: Mark James, Edge Commercial Photography

The scope of works for this project was to construct a new building as part of the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Centre Cooperative to provide a space to house its social welfare and medical consultants while serving as a hub for the rest of the facility. It is a multipurpose building containing offices, meeting areas, consulting rooms, and physiotherapy rooms to cater for clients. The car park leads to the central reception area, which then branches off into two wings, one for medical and the other for social services. There are also clear pathways leading to existing staff accommodation and medical facilities for ease of access. The aesthetic style of the building was dictated strongly by the need to reflect the Indigenous heritage of the clientele without relying on an obvious colour palette. Instead, the design blends different bricks that match the natural surroundings, from white and green to red and black.

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Cedar College Administration

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WINNER NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS OVER $2M Designer: Gavin Tonkin, Tonkin Schutz Design Build Phone: 08 8277 0111 Email: gavin@tsdb.com.au Web: www.tsdb.com.au Photographer: Scott Johncock

This functional educational building features a link to existing facilities, a welcoming entry faรงade, and spacious balcony area overlooking the expansive oval used for both sporting and community events. It is constructed predominantly from tilt-up concrete panels and structural steel, with features of glass, alucobond, and stone cladding. Great emphasis was placed on both orientation and the use of natural light. Internally, the spaces have been designed with specific functions in mind. The library and reading spaces, for example, are contained within the heart of the building for maximum ceiling height and light penetration, creating a relaxing environment. The computer suites, on the other hand, are located in more private areas to facilitate learning and staff facilities have been set at the rear with clear views over the student play and assembly areas. The administration and reception areas can be found near the entry foyer adjacent to the main car park to direct flow through the public spaces.

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Central Coast Volkswagen

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WINNER COMMERCIAL ALTERATIONS/ADDITIONS Designer: Chris White, SJH Planning and Design Phone: 02 4369 8111 Email: design@sjh.net.au

With a tight budget and a multitude of corporate specifications, the brief for this project was to develop a new Volkswagen eight vehicle showroom, a dedicated new vehicle handover area, and a service facility for thirteen motor vehicles. It involved an adaptive reuse of the open span structure that was previously used for the servicing of heavy vehicles. A further low cost, large span, and high clearance building was constructed adjoining the rear of the existing building to form the service component. The new facility has state of the art servicing equipment, with user-friendly facilities to improve productivity. It has sustainable features, including an energy efficient building fabric and a complete water harvesting and storage system for the routine cleaning of vehicles. The entire design meets the global Volkswagen corporate image while also following the local development control plans and offering disabled access. One element included in the design is the characteristic White Frame, which is said to clearly transform each showroom into a Volkswagen building.

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Church Hall Conversion COMMENDATION COMMERCIAL ALTERATIONS/ADDITIONS Designer: Annaleisa Hampshire, Hampshire Design Phone: 0416 095 759 Email: info@hampshiredesign.com.au Web: www.hampshiredesign.com.au Photographer: Shannon Buffrey

The design brief for this project was to convert a two-storey former church meeting hall into a modern open-plan office space that could also be segmented into individual offices as required. The dark, dingy, unventilated meeting place was haunted by design constraints of its era and thus access to more natural light was crucial, particularly through the lower level, which was dark due to the low ceiling height. To combat this, a glass panel was installed in the floor to convey light directly to the floor below, with a new skylight sitting directly over this space. Sliding walls on the ground floor provide ultimate flexibility for business purposes. The bathroom facilities have been relocated to the space under the existing stairwell and completely modernised. A mezzanine area over the kitchen now offers a retreat from the common space below. Stark colour choices throughout and feature glass balustrading work to create interest without clutter, mitigating the potential for a cluttered interior.

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BDA National Awards 2014

LCS Early Learning Centre

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WINNER PUBLIC BUILDINGS/STRUCTURES Designer: Frank Geskus, Prime Design Phone: 03 6332 3790 Email: info@primedesigntas.com.au Web: www.primedesigntas.com.au

The LCS Early Learning Centre is designed to offer the best in education for young minds in a fun and safe environment. Budgetary constraints made it more economical to renovate and extend the old facilities, yet the complete transformation makes the whole centre seem entirely new. Instead of boring brickwork, fun and colourful geometric shapes reminiscent of toy blocks adorn the exterior of the building. This design captures the imagination of children from the first view, creating an exciting environment in which they can enjoy learning. The main entry points are within view of the drop off zones, with covered pathways for protection from the elements. There are now two main classrooms and the shared facilities for these are centralised for convenience. The multipurpose area has been positioned with an external entry so that it can be utilised on its own. Close supervision of the young children was extremely important and this is achieved by simple glass partitions between the shared facilities and classrooms.

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Pilgrim’s Restaurant

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WINNER NON-RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS HERITAGE BUILDINGS/ADAPTIVE REUSE Designer: John Hatch, J M H Living Design Phone: 0447 681 738 Email: john@jmhlivingdesign.com.au Web: www.jmhlivingdesign.com.au Photographer: Mark Geddes

Restoring this early 20th century heritage building for use as a vegetarian restaurant required careful consideration of the existing style while also creating a highly functional environment for the business. The significant changes were kept to the interior, with the internal walls being stripped away to create larger dining areas and removing unnecessary features put in by previous tenants. The resulting design has multiple dining spaces centred on the kitchen and work areas for maximum efficiency. Featuring materials such as natural timber and brick, the interior has understated and simple elegance that does not overpower the remaining heritage aspect. Slight alterations were made to the exterior beyond restoration, such as adding extra windows, painting, and signage. These, along with a new awning roof at street level, all reflect the original style of the structure. The added windows also serve to maximise the seaside and street views for customers for a truly relaxing dining experience. During the course of construction, the original signage was discovered on a brick wall behind the existing linings. Instead of removing this, it was incorporated into the design, significantly enhancing the heritage value of the internal space and providing a unique focal point

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Valley House Peru COMMENDATION RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS Designer: Alex Urena-Sandoval, Alex Urena Design Studio Phone: 0410 420 761 Email: designstudio@alexurena.net Web: www.alexurena.net Photographer: Alex Urena-Sandoval

An incredible 16 thousand mud-bricks where made by hand, one by one over three months with soil from excavations on site to build this holiday house. The home, located in the Urubamba Valley of Peru, pays tribute to the Incan influences and traditions of the region in its design and the construction techniques used. These techniques are also highly sustainable in addition to being exceptionally beautiful. Logs from gum trees were used as support columns and unique design features where possible, while more are contained in the rafters for the roof construction. These are internally clad with reed to receive the white cast ceiling render. No traditional paint was used and the amazing colours are simply a result of the natural ochre palette in the soils from different parts of the valley. Water is provided by an ad-hoc redirection of a local stream supplied to the building and gardens. Windows were carefully placed to allow natural light penetration and a fireplace provides additional heating if required.

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Public Indoor Swimming Pool WINNER STUDENT DESIGN Designer: Andrew Wilson Phone: 0408 696 440 Email: acpropertymaintenance@hotmail.com

As the site for this public indoor swimming pool complex is within a recreational precinct and receives significant exposure, substantial consideration had to be given to the design aesthetic. The scale of this design forms a notable landmark within the local environment, while the large expanse of glass and distinct depiction of bubbles in circular windows on the eastern and western sides provides a welcoming and attractive façade. All the windows are double glazed low solar heat gain coefficient glass to assist with minimal heat loss and reduce the need for lighting during daylight hours. The café and undercover outdoor seating area are set beneath the large north facing windows for warmth in winter. This is a prominent location within the building to ensure the café has a separate identity from the pool. The landscaped parking area and surrounds enhance the amenity of the streetscape, while secure, convenient bicycle parking and proximity to local cycling routes encourage health patronage.

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Artrez COMMENDATION STUDENT DESIGN Designer: Neche Page Phone: 0449 903 460 Email: neche@livinglot.com.au

Situated on a foreshore council reserve, this artist-inresidence accommodation fits naturally and sensitively within the existing environment. The development provides an opportunity for different artists to work within a private studio space, as well as enhance the experience of the reserve for the public. Design inspiration came from the elements and materials in the landscape. Recycled sandstone and wood cladding help integrate the building into the existing environment. The architectural form of the structure echoes the geometry of the surrounding sea walls and pathways, while the placement on the site was selected to avoid obstructing sea views. The upper floor is the private residence space, featuring a bedroom, living, dining, kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor private balcony. Downstairs, there is ample workspace and an exhibition area with adjustable sliding wall to separate these as required. A large window on the east wall provides a viewing portal into the exhibition area to generate interest and draw the public in.

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Cronulla House COMMENDATION STUDENT DESIGN Designer: Anselmo Matsui Phone: 0431 027 446 Email: anselmo.sydney@gmail.com

The design of Cronulla House follows the principles of sustainability in a modern and unique layout. Taking advantage of the breezy location on the top of a hill and just a few steps from the beach, the design optimises the use of natural light through window placement on the northern faรงade, which is particularly exposed to the environment. This warms the home in the winter, while louvres and an overhanging roof prevents excessive heat gain during summer. The orientation of the building takes advantage of both the prevalent and secondary winds for passive cross ventilation. In order to align the photovoltaic panels for the best solar access, the design of the roof is curved, creating a beautiful wave that blends with the landscape. A vertical wind turbine situated atop the roof generates a constant flow of energy. This, combined with the solar panels and hot water system fed from rainwater tanks, make the residence almost completely self-sufficient.

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Culburra Beach House COMMENDATION STUDENT DESIGN Designer: Kristie Wulf Phone: 0400 177 296 Email: kirstiewulf@hotmail.com

The Culburra Beach House design combines modern flair with green technology and natural materials to create a comfortable, low energy, affordable home. It incorporates three intersecting pavilions providing two separate sleeping areas and a central open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area connected by timber decks. This division was inspired by traditional Japanese design and creates private outdoor spaces, while allowing for excellent natural light and ventilation throughout. Fixed awnings allow penetration of winter sun to the polished concrete floor and provide shade in summer. The combination of thermal mass in the polished concrete slab, hemp walls, high insulation, and large windows means the house requires no mechanical heating or cooling. Hemp lime masonry was chosen for the walls for a variety of reasons. The walls are vapour permeable and the lime makes them naturally mould resistant, creating a healthy indoor environment. It is also lightweight for ease of construction and completely carbon neutral.

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BDA National Awards 2014

Rear Lane Studio Bronte

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WINNER SECONDARY DWELLINGS/GRANNY FLATS (65SQM MAXIMUM INTERIOR SPACE) Designer: Annaleisa Hampshire, Hampshire Design Phone: 0416 095 759 Email: info@hampshiredesign.com.au Web: www.hampshiredesign.com.au Photographer: Shannon Elise Photography

This practical and informal structure was built to serve many purposes, such as overflow accommodation for out of town visitors, space for a teenage retreat, or longer term lodging for family. It houses a double garage and barbeque terrace with a fully contained studio above, featuring its own separate entryway. The simple exterior design suits the coastal tone and feel of the existing house situated across the pool area. The weatherboard cladding, dormers, and steep roof pitch provide a classic look on one side, while the rear achieves a more contemporary look, pushing out as far as possible into the lane to gain more living space. With abundant natural light, the studio features clean lines and a simple palette of materials to avoid crowding the eye. A sleek kitchenette sits in one corner, with the living area opposite just by a large window overlooking the pool. The windows to the lane are frosted to ensure privacy while still allowing light penetration.

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Annie’s Place COMMENDATION SECONDARY DWELLINGS/GRANNY FLATS (65SQM MAXIMUM INTERIOR SPACE) Designer: Louise Williams, LAW Building Design Pty Ltd Phone: 02 4341 7371 Email: louise@lawbuildingdesign.com.au Web: www.lawbuildingdesign.com.au Photographer: Stuart Rose

Surrounded by low maintenance gardens, this is a modern interpretation of a granny flat that departs from the typical garage style unit. The skillion roofline enhances the external façade to provide a strong angular aesthetic with clean lines. The accommodation includes two bedrooms with large built-in robes, floor to ceiling storage, concealed laundry, and a carport adjacent to the main entry. Also included is a separate living area and full kitchen with alfresco, rarities in standard granny flat design. The raked ceilings throughout create a sense of space and highlight windows provide visual links to the external environment, as well as allowing natural light penetration and ventilation without impacting privacy. Low E glazing on the windows, natural gas appliances, and LED lighting all help to reduce the carbon footprint of the building. As the flat is completely self-contained it can be used as part of the main house or as a high yield rental property.

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ENTRANTS

Victoria Arteaga-Cortes

Graeme Bakker

Ian Bassett

Project: Rangers’ Cottage Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0403 850 769 Email: alejaart@yahoo.com

Project: Mulubinda Residence Category Entered: New Residential Buildings over 450sqm and over $2,000/sqm Company: Bakker Homes Phone: (02) 4982 2625 Email: carina@bakkerhomes.com.au Web: www.bakkerhomes.com.au

Project: Mid Pacific Motel Category Entered: Commercial Alterations/Additions Company: Ian Bassett & Partners Phone: 0414 464 336 Email: ibarchitects@tpg.com.au

This design proposal is for a small two-storey Rangers’ Cottage situated near a quaint timber frame building known as the Tram Shed. Located on Driver Avenue across the road from the Sydney Cricket Ground and Fox Entertainment Quarter, the restored Tram Shed is currently used as a general office and storage room for traffic controllers during major sport and entertainment events. To facilitate the smooth running of this work, the Rangers’ Cottage design adds comfortable overnight accommodation for staff. The two-storey building consists of a combined living and dining area, a kitchenette for preparation of simple meals, bathroom, and laundry facilities on the ground floor, with two bedrooms upstairs. It has outdoor areas on each level, both facing north. The design includes passive solar and active environmentally sustainable design while conforming to BASIX requirements. Though the potential site is small, it is a comfortable and stylish design solution that maximises the possible footprint without sacrificing sustainability.

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The design brief for this home was to create generous living areas with a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces to capitalise on the panoramic views of the Port Stephens waterways. Spread over three levels, it offers a variety of living zones to accommodate any lifestyle. The stairs between these spaces were crafted onsite from American black walnut timber, stainless steel handrails, and glass. The kitchen, living, entertaining area, and swimming pool are all contained on the upper level. Placing the pool in this space above other rooms in the home was a major design challenge and it was resolved by stepping the middle level down. Contained in the middle level are four bedrooms and a rumpus room, offering a peaceful retreat away from the central entertaining zones. The master ensuite has a freestanding floating vanity with a large walk-through shower cleverly concealed behind. A luxurious theatre with blue recessed lighting is located at the rear of the home.

This commercial project provided much needed upgrades to the Mid Pacific Motel for safety and style. The first stage involved engaging consultants to provide advice on the fire safety and access upgrades. This informed the following stages to ensure an aesthetically pleasing building that is also up to code. Following this, work on the eastern façade began by remodelling the existing balustrades with perforated metal sheets to provide a horizontal element to the building, along with new unit entries to provide approved fire access pathways. A new lift was also installed to eliminate the ugly lift motor room at roof level. Work on the western façade started soon after by removing the entire existing exterior section. It was then replaced with glazed doors set back into the units, which allowed a Juliet balcony to be constructed for each unit, reflecting the design of European river cruise boats. This ensures that all units now have extensive river views with indoor and outdoor balconies.


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Jennifer Binns

Daniel Briffa

Sam Carroll

Project: Legge Street Residence Categories Entered: New Residential Buildings up to 250sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: Jennifer Binns Building Design Phone: 0439 765 452 Email: jenniferbinns@bigpond.com Web: www.jenniferbinnsdesign.com.au Photographer: Matt Thompson

Project: Darks Common Category Entered: New Residential Buildings 351 to 450sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Company: Adan Creative Designs Phone: 0410 495 224 Email: daniel@adandesigns.com Web: www.adandesigns.com

Project: The Contempo Category Entered: Student Design Company: Custom House Design Phone: 0404 103 348 Email: sam@customhousedesign.com.au Web: www.customhousedesign.com.au

Low energy consumption was a key part of the design brief for the Legge Street Residence, including passive solar gain and excellent thermal mass. As such, this versatile building has many features to reduce its environmental impact and energy usage. The small size of the home inherently reduces energy consumption both in the construction stage and throughout its lifespan. The central masonry fireplace and exposed concrete slab floor work in conjunction with the north and west glazing for efficient heating of the home, while the open volume, ceiling fans, and casement windows provide natural cross ventilation. In conjunction with this saving on energy for heating and cooling, LED lighting is featured throughout to further reduce energy use. Water efficiency is assured through low flow fixtures, rainwater harvesting, and onsite treatment of storm water and wastewater. The design also provides a roof area with plumbing and wiring to support a solar hot water system.

This contemporary home appears to be one warm and simple storey from the street, yet it hides a variety of dazzling features within its walls, including an entire other level. The entryway opens onto the upper storey, which contains the living and bedroom areas for easy access. A major design requirement was to allow natural light from the northern aspect to enter as many areas as possible while still maintaining privacy. This is achieved by an extensive bank of half-height glazing along the northern wall face in conjunction with screen planting to the common northern boundary. A raised ceiling with northern facing highlight windows to the central hallways, bathroom, and powder area, as well as in the entry foyer and study allows for natural solar gain and also shared light to the secondary bedrooms via highlight glazing above the entry doors to the rooms. The home also features a swimming pool and gym and this can be viewed through a glass floor from the covered deck area and master bedroom, which both sit directly above it.

The design brief for this project was to create a large, modern four bedroom home suitable for a family. A balcony off the master bedroom provides depth in the faรงade and the ground floor study is slightly inset to provide articulation along the eastern elevation. Generous eaves and pergolas provide protection from the western sun to the large glazed windows of the living area. The first floor layout satisfied the bedroom requirements, with all bedrooms receiving ample space and three of these featuring generous walk-in robes. It also features a ground floor powder room, integrated openplan living, dining, and alfresco, with separate media room, study, double garage, and inground pool. The floor plan is simple and level throughout, with the main and guest bedrooms divided from the living areas for privacy. Sustainable features are smartly tucked away in the home. Ground mounted solar panels do not interfere with the roofline and there are reed beds for wastewater to feed the rear orchard.

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HY William Chan

Dick Clarke

Benjamin Cripps

Project: Village Live Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0422 488 050 Email: william.chan@sydney.edu.au

Project: Ben Boyd Road Residence Categories Entered: New Residential Buildings 251 to 350sqm and over $2,000/sqm Residential Interiors Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: Envirotecture Phone: 0403 003 997 Email: dickc@envirotecture.com.au Web: www.envirotecture.com.au Photographer: Ute Wegmann, Steitgeist Photography

Project: Urban Edge Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0402 380 160 Email: benjamin.cripps@abcb.gov.au

The location and form of this residential development aims to bring the local community and its residents together. The precast concrete buildings have been designed to visually and physically connect with each other, overlapping at the first level. This creates a central courtyard for residents that can be seen from the balconies, providing pleasant views. Passive stack ventilation flows from the louvred stairwells, while the built form encourages cross ventilation along the site through the north-south orientation. The tilted rooftops create a visually interesting profile and allow natural light penetration without overheating. The location and form of the residential program reflects the context of the site, giving reference to the Tilbury Hotel and iconic angled Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf. To inspire neighbourly interaction, public amenities are located with the office and training rooms, such as the sustainable community garden, laundry, and shopfront. These council facilities are maintained by local residential co-ops.

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This modern home replaces a burnt-out bungalow and references the old house through extensive reuse of the original bricks, while offering self-sufficiency in water and energy. The resulting building has striking street presence, with the dark brickwork complementing the light rendered portions and onsite foliage. It elegantly resolves the competing tension between the need for solar access on a shaded site and a city skyline view with creative changes to a traditional home floor plan. A central courtyard allows for sunlight penetration, mitigating the extensive shading from the northerly neighbour, and additional heating is provided via a solar hydronic system. Another outdoor area is featured to the side of the home to offer multiple entertaining options and for added natural light. The resolution of internal spaces connects the occupants to the courtyard and uninterrupted city views to the west with ceiling and lighting detail, creating a sense of intimacy within the spacious open-plan area.

The Melville Street Apartments at Urban Edge are designed as high-density studio apartments set over just 40 square metres and designed to accommodate students and those looking for a compact inner city lifestyle. To achieve the best site configuration, it was necessary to look at the neighbouring projects and create a series of positive urban spaces, providing maximum amenity while particularly addressing issues of microclimate. The site includes a generous amount of commercial space to serve the residents and surrounding areas, with a large open area for a farmers market on Sundays. It is also marketed as a place for sustainable living, including many eco-friendly features such as rainwater collection and reuse, photovoltaic panels and wind turbines, green garden spaces, and solar passive design. The proposed building materials were all chosen to reduce the environmental footprint of the building as well, with timber roof truss, studs, and flooring. Maintenance should not be necessary on the structure for at least 80 years.


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Simon Croker

Peter Downes

Peter Downes

Project: Royal Hotel Springwood Categories Entered: Heritage Buildings/ Adaptive Reuse Commercial Alterations/Additions Company: SC Design Solutions Phone: 0421 278 787 Email: sc.design@bigpond.com

Project: Careel Bay House Category Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions up to $250,000 Company: Peter Downes Designs Phone: (02) 9973 3312 Email: peter@peterdownes.com.au Web: www.peterdownes.com.au Photographer: Michael Simmonds

Project: Curl Curl House Category Entered: New Residential Buildings 251 to 350sqm and over $2,000/sqm Company: Peter Downes Designs Phone: (02) 9973 3312 Email: peter@peterdownes.com.au Web: www.peterdownes.com.au Photographer: Michael Simmonds

This renovation project adds streetscape interest to this home in Avalon and now makes the most of the views to the Pittwater. The out-dated brickwork was rendered and painted to instantly gain a modern look and the front doors were replaced, completing the exterior transformation. While the interior had already been extensively modernised before this project, minor changes were required to finish this process. The lounge room was dark and cramped with low ceilings and this was resolved with an elevated L-shaped highlight roof over the room and the foyer, dramatically improving the appearance of the space. This also had an effect on the dull and flat roofline, adding yet another interesting feature to the exterior. The high windows provide solar access throughout the day and allow natural ventilation for optimum room temperature, aided by a simple ceiling fan. Two windows were also added to provide views over Careel Bay and the Pittwater.

The steep, rocky site of this home had never before been developed because it was simply too difficult. Now it contains a contemporary dwelling that maximises the spectacular views to the ocean and celebrates its rugged beauty. Occupying three separate levels, the building is positioned as high as possible to retain the rocky outcrops. These are actually incorporated into the interior walls at different points, creating a one of a kind feature. The middle level, which is accessed by an inclinator, contains the living areas, a double bedroom, bathroom, and laundry. Such a design provides the option of single level living or a convenient guest suite. The sides of the house have been angled to provide ocean views for the rear rooms, adding interest to the design with sharp, clean lines. Energy use is reduced via a solar panel array and solar hot water system. The low, flat roof preserves the views of the adjoining uphill dwelling while also producing an informal beach look when combined with the low maintenance weatherboard.

Located in a prominent historical precinct on the doorstep of the Blue Mountains, the refurbishment of this noteworthy 19th century building responds to sensitive environmental and heritage challenges. As the Royal Hotel is a venue for entertainment and dining, it was important to provide a pleasant and relaxing environment while still maintaining the historic charm of the building. New outdoor dining areas at both ends of the hotel not only add to the floor space, but these have been integrated into the historical presence and features of the building. The building had received some art deco upgrades in the 1930s but those had been neglected over the years. They were restored and celebrated both inside and out. The new bar spanning the length of the building incorporates themes from the former bar, with stained glass and timber, and the indoor dining and entertainment areas are warm and welcoming with rich and durable carpeting.

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Peter Downes

Michael Draper

Andrew Dwight

Project: Downes Pulati House Category Entered: Residential Interiors Company: Peter Downes Designs Phone: (02) 9973 3312 Email: peter@peterdownes.com.au Web: www.peterdownes.com.au Photographer: Michael Simmonds

Project: One of a Kind Apartments Categories Entered: Residential Sustainable Buildings Multi-Residential over Six Dwellings (up to two storeys) Company: Michael Draper Building Designer Phone: 0404 325 671 Email: michael@eziplan.net.au Photographer: Emily Hanlon

Project: The York Categories Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions over $250,000 Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: AAD Build Pty Ltd Phone: 0422 601 667 Email: tyler@aadbuild.com Web: www.aadbuild.com Photographer: Andrew Dwight

Blending in with the local environment while providing a unique presentation, this building is designed to include some exceptional sustainable features. All the fill used was recycled concrete and building waste and the podium slab employed a Corcon structure, reducing further concrete use by 30 per cent. This also created an intriguing look for the basement parking area. Local materials such as stone and timber were used wherever possible in addition to the timber and iron from the original house on the block, which was reused. Other recycled materials were also included in the design to reduce costs and add to the sustainability. The long narrow block on a southeast-northwest orientation made passive solar gain difficult and so this was mostly seen through the glass and materials seen on the northern face of the building. The result of these measures is an energy efficiency rating in excess of 8 for most of the apartments.

Hidden within a beautiful rural landscape sits this large family home, which has been entirely renovated to ensure sustainability and easy living. As part of the project, the existing walls of the structure were incorporated into the new design to create a unique form with strong definition and contrast to its surrounds. Elegantly layered over two levels, the private areas are tucked away upstairs with four spacious bedrooms plus a study. The balconies connected to the bedrooms enjoy panoramic views to the natural surroundings. Three large living areas have been created to offer flexibility in entertaining and relaxation. A highlight window was integrated into the design to allow light to fill the stairwell and living rooms on the southern side of the home. Every room has at least one north-facing window and the flame zone shutters on all windows are controlled by remote. An infinity edge pool has been integrated into the bush view, existing harmoniously with the landscape.

Featuring a classic 70s design, this home was in desperate need of a makeover to revamp the tired interiors without compromising the original style or making any structural changes. The decision was made to use bold colours typical of the era and to highlight the raked ceilings that articulate this architectural design. Vivid white paint was used to link each room, with feature walls in bright colours as needed to add to the character of the room. These simple dashes of colour also highlight the beginning of each space to retain open-plan living instead of needing walls. The original cypress pine floor was simply sanded and recoated to bring out its natural beauty. The house has ocean and bush views and is situated in an area teeming with brightly coloured parrots and flowers and thus the bright interior complements the natural environment perfectly. The furniture is an eclectic mix of old and new, matching the unique character of the architectural style.

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Joe El-Sabbagh

Joe El-Sabbagh

Darren Evans

Project: Huskisson Beach Units Category Entered: Multi-Residential Medium or High Rise/Mixed Use Company: Designcorp Australia P/L Phone: (02) 9630 9911 Email: joe@designcorp.com.au Web: www.designcorp.com.au

Project: Dunlop Street Office Category Entered: Non-Residential Interiors Company: Designcorp Australia Pty ltd Phone: (02) 9630 9911 Email: joe@designcorp.com.au Web: www.designcorp.com.au

Project: Blackburn Project Category Entered: New Residential Buildings over 450sqm and over $2,000/sqm Company: Solar Solutions Design Phone: 0419 304 998 Email: darren@solarsolutionsdesign.com.au Web: www.solarsolutionsdesign.com.au Photographer: Matthew Mallett

The aim of this three-storey unit project was to create versatile and private residences to suit any lifestyle. The façade varies in colour and form over the different levels to add an interesting focal point to the streetscape. The bedrooms for each unit are tucked away to the rear of the property, far from any entertaining areas. The living, dining, and kitchen are combined into a seamless open-plan design and can be easily integrated into the private outdoor entertaining spaces to the front of the building. All these areas feature abundant natural light, particularly through the large glass stacking doors leading to the outdoor terraces. This configuration also has the effect of almost doubling the available entertaining space. Service areas and bathrooms are located toward the centre of the building, as these require less natural light because of the time spent in such spaces. There are also private parking spaces for each unit.

The primary objective of this design was to provide a functional and comfortable studio and workspace while preserving the integrity of the original building. Extensive use of white was used to brighten the interior, contrasting the exposed brickwork in the boardroom, reception, and studio spaces. The vintage style is clearly visible in the charming chandelier seen in the reception space and restored mantle in the studio. Frameless sliding glass partitions have been used to distinguish the reception and boardroom, as well as mirrored sliding doors along the central wall in order to create a seamless division between the newly formed spaces within the existing shell of the building. There is also a cosy new kitchenette and modern bathroom conveniently located off the studio area. The whole design incorporates ample storage space at every opportunity, reducing clutter and enhancing the flow of the interior. The result is a unique work environment where vintage meets modern with functionality.

The existing trees onsite presented a challenge in constructing this stylish family home, however, the unique Surefoot footing system does not disturb the roots and allows a close connection with the landscape. The building hugs the tree line, which allows it to blend into the site and the trees provide a natural privacy screen. The extremely modern and bold façade is eye-catching for its extensive use of dark timber with simple pastels. Featuring three zoned areas, the layout of this home is designed to offer quiet spaces for relaxation. The kitchen is situated adjacent the dining and alfresco area for easy access and it has a large butler’s pantry with sink for added food prep space. The variety of materials offers a blend of textures and colours to create spaces with personality. This is further enhanced by the amount of natural light encouraged into the home through large windows and cleverly placed voids.

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Ashley Foote

Frank Geskus

Kirk Gleeson

Project: Caple Residence Category Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions over $250,000 Company: Green Line Building Design Phone: 0437 678 890 Email: ash@greenlinebuildingdesign.com.au Web: www.greenlinebuildingdesign.com.au Photographer: Tiago Brissos

Project: LCS Early Learning Categories Entered: Public Buildings/Structures Non-Residential Interiors Company: Prime Design Phone: (03) 6332 3790 Email: info@primedesigntas.com.au Web: www.primedesigntas.com.au

Project: SAIF Accommodation Categories Entered: Multi-Residential up to Six Dwellings Company: Barnson Pty Ltd Phone: 1300 138 657 Email: kgleeson@barnson.com.au Web: www.barnson.com.au Photographer: Mark James, Edge Commercial Photography

This beachfront residence was dark, tired, and lacking utility. With some careful design techniques, it has been completely transformed into a new and modern home that makes the most of the northern views over Western Port. This was achieved by creating open-plan living on both the ground and first floors, and by pushing new sections of the building out to the east and west to increase floor space. Feature raised top light clerestory roof sections facing north were also incorporated into the roofline to increase the amount of sunlight captured, making the living areas light and bright. A full height glass wall and door at the top of the stairs allows light to flood into the new stairwell and entry as well. This glass wall isolates the ground floor from the first, which was critical for efficient heating and cooling. The existing part of the home was stripped and insulated, with the windows and doors replaced to complete the exterior look.

The exciting exterior design of the new LCS Early Learning Centre continues internally with an explosion of colour and durability for expanding young minds in a nurturing environment. Highly durable melamine dado, tough carpet, and laminate flooring are seen throughout. These are warm, but durable to withstand the wear and tear of playful children for years to come. Large windows to the exterior let in plenty of natural light with views to the play areas to allow for easy supervision. Half height walls create barriers between each space and more wall space to display artistic creations of the children. The toilet facilities were also upgraded to cater for small children. Storage and ease of use were big concerns for the teachers and so custom joinery units and cubicles were design for these specific needs. For the adults, there is a staff room with stylish kitchen facilities offering a break from the vibrancy of the learning spaces.

These three residential villas were constructed to provide accommodation for five Indigenous Australians with severe or profound disabilities requiring long-term support. In addition to the private villas, there are communal facilities, a separate office, and overnight accommodation for staff to ensure complete support with the least intrusion possible. The entire project was carefully considered in consultation with relevant parties to ensure cultural sensitivity and a sense of community. Each residence is designed to offer interior living spaces that can easily be adapted to the changing needs of current and future residents, with accessible features incorporated into the design without interfering with the sense of space. Individual support services can easily be designed and delivered within, while providing residents with privacy and comfort. External concrete verandas and pathways allow for disabled access throughout the area, incorporating naturally flowing curves to reflect aspects of cultural heritage. The development complies with the platinum level of the Livable Housing Design Guidelines and includes a host of energy efficient features.


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Kirk Gleeson

Kirk Gleeson

Annaleisa Hampshire

Project: Walgett Medical Centre Category Entered: New Commercial Buildings up to $2m Company: Barnson Pty Ltd Phone: 1300 138 657 Email: kgleeson@barnson.com.au Web: www.barnson.com.au Photographer: Mark James, Edge Commercial Photography

Project: Sporties Dubbo Refurbishment Category Entered: Non-Residential Interiors Company: Barnson Pty Ltd Phone: 1300 138 657 Email: kgleeson@barnson.com.au Web: www.barnson.com.au Photographer: Charmaine Wray Photography

Project: Rear Lane Studio Bronte Categories Entered: Residential Alterations/ Additions up to $250,000 Secondary Dwellings/Granny Flats (65sqm maximum interior space) Company: Hampshire Design Phone: 0416 095 759 Email: info@hampshiredesign.com.au Web: www.hampshiredesign.com.au Photographer: Shannon Elise Photography

The scope of works for this project was to construct a new building as part of the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Centre Cooperative to provide a space to house its social welfare and medical consultants while serving as a hub for the rest of the facility. It is a multipurpose building containing offices, meeting areas, consulting rooms, and physiotherapy rooms to cater for clients. The car park leads to the central reception area, which then branches off into two wings, one for medical and the other for social services. There are also clear pathways leading to existing staff accommodation and medical facilities for ease of access. The aesthetic style of the building was dictated strongly by the need to reflect the Indigenous heritage of the clientele without relying on an obvious colour palette. Instead, the design blends different bricks that match the natural surroundings, from white and green to red and black.

Having undergone various renovations over 59 years, Sporties Dubbo had become a warren of small and unusable spaces that, along with dated finishes, created an atmosphere that turned away new patrons and hampered the smooth running of the club. The brief for this project was to try and make sense of the existing layout and reconfigure the front of the building to incorporate a new foyer, offices, function and gaming areas, while bringing the rest of the building up to date. To begin with, the entrance of the club was moved to the centre point of the faรงade and now leads to a large foyer, which acts as a hub for the other new spaces. The gaming and function areas and the upgraded amenities branch off either side. With a final upgrade to the existing rear entrance, joinery, and finishes throughout, the club now complies with current regulations and creates a workable and usable club for future needs to attract new patrons and keep old members coming back.

The brief for this project was to construct a new double garage and studio with independent external entrance and barbeque terrace for an existing dwelling. To achieve an integrated design, the new structure complements the poolside setting, reflecting the house beyond and fitting with the beach lifestyle. Although the block is quite narrow, it was possible to fit in a double garage while still tucking the barbeque terrace in beside it and have plenty of internal storage. The studio above is a light and airy space, with glazed gables over the dormers and good natural ventilation. The look of the structure is reminiscent of the Hamptons when viewed from the poolside, employing weatherboard cladding, dormers, and a steep roof pitch. When viewed from the side and rear, it is more contemporary in form, providing for more practical space inside. This design style was partly influenced by the difficulty in constructing such a building off a rear lane, yet the result perfectly matches the original brief.

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Annaleisa Hampshire

Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris

Project: Church Hall Conversion Category Entered: Commercial Alterations/Additions Company: Hampshire Design Phone: 0416 095 759 Email: info@hampshiredesign.com.au Web: www.hampshiredesign.com.au Photographer: Shannon Buffrey

Project: The Link Category Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions up to $250,000 Company: Harris Building Design Services Phone: 0428 766 874 Email: jamie@hbds.com.au Web: www.hbds.com.au Photographer: David Benson Photography

Project: Lake Cabin Category Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions up to $250,000 Company: Harris Building Design Services Phone: 0428 766 874 Email: jamie@hbds.com.au Web: www.hbds.com.au Photographer: David Benson Photography

The design brief for this project was to convert a two-storey former church meeting hall into a modern open-plan office space that could also be segmented into individual offices as required. The dark, dingy, unventilated meeting place was haunted by design constraints of its era and thus access to more natural light was crucial, particularly through the lower level, which was dark due to the low ceiling height. To combat this, a glass panel was installed in the floor to convey light directly to the floor below, with a new skylight sitting directly over this space. Sliding walls on the ground floor provide ultimate flexibility for business purposes. The bathroom facilities have been relocated to the space under the existing stairwell and completely modernised. A mezzanine area over the kitchen now offers a retreat from the common space below. Stark colour choices throughout and feature glass balustrading work to create interest without clutter, mitigating the potential for a cluttered interior.

The scope of works for this project was to add a new master bedroom to an existing home, complete with ensuite, walk-in robe, and private porch, along with a study featuring built-in storage cupboards. The materials used, such as flat FC sheeting with timber battens and masonry split face blocks, were chosen to match the residence as closely as possible to ensure that the addition feels like it has always been part of the building. The new master suite is directly accessible from the main living area and is situated at the rear of the home. Several of the windows face north, meaning a lot of natural light filters into the room. It is set to a single room depth to ensure comfortable cross ventilation. The large study also has easy access to the existing living area and the storage cupboards are generous, freeing up much needed space in the home.

The shabby cabin that used to stand by this home was completely torn down during this project and rebuilt as a detached elevated rumpus room. This new building is clad in western red cedar and features hardwood decking to match the existing residence. The deck was integrated into the design to be used as access to the entry foyer and the sliding door into the rumpus room. A large window facing towards the lake maintains the tranquil views and the glass sliding door onto the deck faces the channel for even greater utility. Not only does the elevated design allow for the best views, but it also keeps the building free from flooding. The result is a cabin that is much warmer and safer to occupy, blending seamlessly with the existing residence. It also offers excellent versatility and could be used as a home office or overflow accommodation in the future if required.


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Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris

Project: McEwen Residence Categories Entered: New Residential Buildings 251 to 350sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: Harris Building Design Services Phone: 0428 766 874 Email: jamie@hbds.com.au Web: www.hbds.com.au Photographer: David Benson Photography

Project: Umina Beach Granny Flat Category Entered: Secondary Dwellings/ Granny Flats (65sqm maximum interior space) Company: Harris Building Design Services Phone: 0428 766 874 Email: jamie@hbds.com.au Web: www.hbds.com.au Photographer: David Benson Photography

Project: Point Clare Granny Flat Category Entered: Secondary Dwellings/ Granny Flats (65sqm maximum interior space) Company: Harris Building Design Services Phone: 0428 766 874 Email: jamie@hbds.com.au Web: www.hbds.com.au Photographer: David Benson Photography

This granny flat was designed to provide a low cost rental housing option near to the main residence with an attached carport. As the property has a rear laneway, it was possible for the flat to be accessed from this, allowing the main residence to maintain its existing street identity without being burdened by the new building at the rear. The exterior has lightweight timber cladding with a Colorbond Custom Orb roof to avoid disturbing the style of the existing residence. It sits on a concrete slab at ground level, which offers ease of access and acts as insulation for the structure to lower heating and cooling costs. The double doors at the entry create a grand entrance and lead to the living room. Attached to this are two comfortable bedrooms, creating the possibility of greater rental return. The final result is an extremely cost effective design that fits a variety of uses and barely affects the main residence.

Built at the rear of the existing residence, this self-contained granny flat is designed to offer a comfortable and affordable addition to suit a number of lifestyles. The site has a footpath along the reserve to one side and this allowed for access to the flat without affecting the main house. Tucked away at the back of the property, it has almost no impact on the streetscape. The faรงade is unimposing as well, featuring lightweight timber cladding and a Colorbond Custom Orb roof. The concrete slab provides a low cost insulation solution to keep energy use low. There are two bedrooms within, sitting off the living space. The flat also features a covered patio and an alfresco area for entertaining, making it feel more like a complete home than simply an addition to the residence. As the home is situated in a sought after coastal area, this large flat should provide excellent rental return at a low cost.

This charming lakeside home appears to be a simple form of construction yet it contains high quality fittings and finishes while concentrating on a low maintenance and sustainable design. Timber was a large part of this work and can be seen in multiple forms, from the ModWood decking to the blackbutt handrails and steps to the engineered spotted gum flooring throughout. The living areas are oriented to the south to experience the best views over the lake and cooling breezes. Given the location of the site near the water, the design has been elevated to avoid flooding and the lower garden is filled with plants that are tolerant of flood conditions. The elevated subfloor area is screened with powder coated aluminium slatted privacy screens to allow the area to breathe and provide natural cooling. Even minor details are specifically designed to reduce maintenance, such as the flush internal doors to avoid dust collection. The water systems are also examples of sustainable design, with rainwater tanks, water filter, and solar hot water system reducing costs and energy use.

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Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris

Project: The View Category Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions over $250,000 Company: Harris Building Design Services Phone: 0428 766 874 Email: jamie@hbds.com.au Web: www.hbds.com.au Photographer: David Benson Photography

Project: Park Lane Category Entered: Multi-Residential over Six Dwellings (up to two storeys) Company: Harris Building Design Services Phone: 0428 766 874 Email: jamie@hbds.com.au Web: www.hbds.com.au Photographer: David Benson Photography

Project: The Village Emporium Category Entered: Commercial Alterations/Additions Company: Harris Building Design Services Phone: 0428 766 874 Email: jamie@hbds.com.au Web: www.hbds.com.au Photographer: David Benson Photography

This project has reshaped the whole look of this bay side home, giving the impression of a brand new residence. The main outdoor entertaining decks have been replaced, as have the internal linings and external cladding. These new decks were designed to connect with the service decks, providing access to the other levels in the home. New windows and doors were also put in, completing the exterior modernisation. The layout of the kitchen area has been reworked to reflect a more functional modern design, while the living areas have been opened up to provide efficient flow throughout. A large window and sliding doors bring more natural light and ventilation to these areas. The downstairs bathroom has also received attention, with another window installed to take further advantage of the views to Brisbane Waters. All other rooms in the residence were completely refreshed, leaving behind no remnant of the tired look that existed before.

Using a blend of conventional building materials such as contrasting face brickwork, rendered brickwork, lightweight FC cladding, and concrete roof tiles, this townhouse development blends into the existing urban setting while providing a modern contemporary finish. The site was not without its challenges, with constraints created by the shape and location against an existing creek bed. Although the original plans only provided for 12 townhouses, further consideration meant that one more could be added to the configuration to make the most of the site while still offering spacious floor plans. Each residence was individually assessed to ensure generous room sizes and a layout to suit the placement on the site. These are arranged in four separate banks and placed close to the creek to offer access to tranquil spaces and additional privacy. The mix of materials on the façade of each townhouse also provides some relief to the porch and entry area.

By completely refitting this old fruit and vegetable shop to create a stylish café and gourmet food outlet, this area received a much-needed place to socialise and relax. The existing shop was gutted and refitted to suit its new purpose. The layout was reconfigured with kitchen facilities and a dining area for patrons, in addition to the new space for gourmet products and gift items. This floor plan is very versatile, as the café serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week and needs to cater to a diverse group, offering both dining in and takeaway options. It is also designed to handle busy periods with ease, with clear thoroughfares and well-defined spaces. Due to safety issues, the original front awning was demolished and replaced with a modern one complying with safety standards. The new café and shop is now a place where locals can meet to enjoy dining and shopping, filling a niche in the gourmet food market.


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Jamie Harris

Sean Harrison

John Hatch

Project: Walgett Library Extension Category Entered: Commercial Alterations/Additions Company: Harris Building Design Services Phone: 0428 766 874 Email: jamie@hbds.com.au Web: www.hbds.com.au

Project: Yarrow Secondary Dwelling Category Entered: Secondary Dwellings/ Granny Flats (65sqm maximum interior space) Company: Harrison Building Design & Drafting Phone: 0414 985 462 Email: sean@harrisonbuildingdesign.com.au Web: www.harrisonbuildingdesign.com.au Photographer: Harrison Building Design & Drafting

Project: Miranda Medical Centre Category Entered: Non-Residential Interiors Company: J M H Living Design Phone: 0447 681 736 Email: john@jmhlivingdesign.com.au Web: www.jmhlivingdesign.com.au Photographer: Eduardo Larrosa

The Walgett Library is quite a unique building in its construction, with wide eaves and hidden box gutters, large brick outer columns, and lightweight infill panels that resemble pebblecrete in between. The extension has been able to reflect this type of construction so that it appears as though it has always been part of the existing building. By removing the bland courtyard area, the extension adds to the internal floor space for book storage, computer areas, and a reading lounge. The toilet facilities have been updated to allow access from inside the building and to cater for disabled patrons. The roof was extended to cover the new section, meaning that the internal box gutters that were causing problems have now been corrected. Overall, this extension provided functional solutions to the existing problems with the structure and holds the library in good stead for any future population growth in the area.

The existing residence on this site recently had a new garage attached and thus it was possible to remove the disused one to make way for a twostorey secondary dwelling. It is built in a classic style, with weatherboard cladding, corrugated sheet metal roofing, and a gable roof. This is consistent with the existing residence and maintains a coherent design theme on the site. The ground floor contains living, kitchen, dining, powder room, and laundry. The upper floor bedroom and ensuite provide an elevated sanctuary that catches the prevailing cooling sea breezes in this densely populated suburb. The bedroom in particular is quite large to accommodate a large timber writing desk as part of a study nook. There are also decks on both floors for outdoor relaxation, with strong links to the pool and main residence. Natural light and ventilation are controlled via stylish louvred windows and shutters, which fit the character of the dwelling perfectly.

Due to a forced relocation, these premises had to be converted to house the Miranda Medical Centre as quickly as possible. The building was originally occupied by a hardware store and subsequently became warehouse space, so it was a particularly difficult task to renovate it for its new function. There was a degree of water penetration on the lower floor level and new drainage and floor slab was laid to address this issue and lay the groundwork for the internal fit out. The new facilities are numerous and varied, including a chemist, newsagent, cafĂŠ, medical practice rooms, specialist rooms, treatment rooms, dental facilities, and radiology facilities. These are all contained in a spacious and bright interior, with clean lines and modern finishes. Disabled access features are now included as well, slotting seamlessly into the design. All of the surfaces are durable and easy to clean, an important aspect in medical facilities.

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John Hatch

John Hatch

Glen Hinds

Project: Pilgrim’s Restaurant Categories Entered: Commercial Alterations/Additions Non-Residential Interiors Heritage Buildings/Adaptive Reuse Company: J M H Living Design Phone: 0447 681 738 Email: john@jmhlivingdesign.com.au Web: www.jmhlivingdesign.com.au Photographer: Mark Geddes

Project: Brien Residence Category Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions up to $250,000 Company: J M H Living Design Phone: 0447 681 738 Email: john@jmhlivingdesign.com.au Web: www.jmhlivingdesign.com.au Photographer: Mark Geddes

Project: Wright Dodds Residence Category Entered: Student Design Company: Glenn Hinds DESIGN Phone: 0422 893 296 Email: glennhindsdesign@bigpond.com

This project was to restore the heritage aspect of the existing building and repurpose it for use as a functional vegetarian restaurant. The building had had a number of tenants over the years, increasing general wear and tear while including features considered not essential to a restaurant business. Thus, the interior was completely stripped down to remove bedrooms and office areas. A new dining area was created in the perimeter of the first floor level, with an aspect to the streets with views beyond. Other dining spaces are placed to take advantage of seaside views and the late afternoon sun. The kitchen and work area serves as a central hub to provide a direct connection to the dining space. The principle external changes were the insertion of further windows and signage in a style reflective of the heritage of the building and signage, with an awning roof integrated into the design at street level.

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The extensive additions to this home have completely resolved a number of previous difficulties with flow and also provide far more living space. The building was extended at the front to create a new master suite, while the old area was transformed into a quiet lounge area. The angle of the site enabled the upper floor foyer and veranda areas to be linked to the ground floor without compromising the views to the surrounding tree canopy and water beyond. The use of plantation shutters allows internal areas to be either open or closed to each other and maximises the amenity of the space for the occupants and their guests. New vehicle accommodation is located at the lower ground floor level with stair access up to the foyer, with multiple living and bedroom areas located close by. The old aluminium windows and external cladding were replaced to create a modern exterior, while a redundant fibro shed was entirely removed from the backyard.

Nestled on five acres near Tamworth in northern New South Wales, the site for this design offers excellent vistas and connection to the environment. This design is for a comfortable and spacious four bedroom home, with access to the views and sustainable design features. The northern living area is the champion of the design, featuring high raked ceilings and an abundance of glass to bring the outdoors in without sacrificing warmth. The home has two wings and louvred windows to assist with ventilation and to harness the cool prevailing breezes from the south during the hot, dry summers. The bedrooms are spacious and offer the ability to zone areas to allow for effective heating solutions, while the thermal mass of the polished concrete floor captures the winter sun. Effective planting on the western side of the building assists with shading and the floor plan aims to shield the living areas from heat while still allowing natural light in.


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Adam Hobill

Adam Hobill

Keith Hornshaw

Project: O’Halloran Residence Category Entered: New Residential Buildings over 450sqm and over $2,000/sqm Company: Adam Hobill Design Phone: (02) 6260 8868 Email: adam@adamhobilldesign.com.au Web: www.adamhobilldesign.com.au

Project: Tidy Residence Category Entered: New Residential Buildings up to 250sqm and over $2,000/sqm Company: Adam Hobill Design Phone: (02) 6260 8868 Email: adam@adamhobilldesign.com.au Web: www.adamhobilldesign.com.au Photographer: Graham Tidy

Project: Hornsby House Category Entered: Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: Heronswood Homes Phone: (02) 9477 3456 Email: keith.ho@bigpond.net.au Photographer: Robin Stokes

This bespoke home has a bold and dynamic sculptural quality that is enhanced and softened by a variety of textures and colours. Pushing aside traditional brick veneer construction, this residence was predominantly created using Colorbond cladding as a lightweight, contemporary, and low maintenance alternative. Other materials and finishes used include precast concrete panels, copper cladding, and reclaimed timber cladding, as well as a polished aluminium sculptural shade awning. The materials both inside and out exhibit their raw qualities to bring warmth to the home. Situated on an east-west orientated block, all of the living spaces are placed to enjoy a sunny northern aspect with pleasant vistas. The bedrooms located upstairs are afforded light and privacy by the managed use of translucent glass to control the outward views without impacting natural light. There are multiple spacious family spaces, as well as formal and informal entertaining areas. The outdoor space is well appointed and features a large swimming pool within view of the alfresco dining area.

This unique home has simple architectural qualities reimagined to provide versatile living spaces. All of the materials both inside and out exhibit their raw qualities, including the rusted entry wall, concrete face brick walls, accentuated C-channel window feature, and Colorbond wall cladding. The three bedroom, two-storey home is packed with features, including a full home office or studio occupying the upper floor, complete with dedicated bathroom facilities. This is accessed via a plywood staircase and enjoys a sunny outlook to the distant hills, making it a pleasant place to live and work. At the rear of the building is a two bedroom studio, which offers the flexibility of being opened to the house or closed off depending on the occupants. All the living spaces have been aligned to the north to take advantage of the east-west orientation of the block. These are single width rooms to encourage cross-flow ventilation, which is maximised by the high level windows near the raked ceiling.

This functional family home consists of three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with open-plan kitchen, living, and dining. There is a separate family room, outdoor space, central two-storey atrium, double garage, studio, workshop, and utility room. The entire home follows sustainable design principles to minimise its impact on the environment and save money in the process. The core of the structure is the plantation timber frame set atop a slab designed for optimum thermal mass. The internal and external walls are fully insulated, along with the roof and ceilings. Most of the rooms are north facing for passive solar gain and insulating blinds are fixed to the windows. The atrium is not only stylish; it also provides excellent ventilation to the whole home. Together with the low VOC paints used, the interior offers a particularly healthy environment. A 29,000 litre rainwater tank has been installed, connecting to all external taps, toilets, and the laundry.

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Fisun Katsamatsas

Fisun Katsamatsas

Fisun Katsamatsas

Project: Townhouse Design Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0419 683 163 Email: fisun@iinet.net.au

Project: Residential Design Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0419 683 163 Email: fisun@iinet.net.au

Project: Warehouse Design Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0419 683 163 Email: fisun@iinet.net.au

The brief was to design four terraced townhouses suitable for families. Due to the east-west orientation of the site and the style of townhouses to be developed, solar access was limited. The solution was to incorporate a courtyard in the centre, with a sloping roof and north facing windows to increase exposure to the sunlight. Two family areas were required as part of the project and the slope of the land was particularly suited to this, with the central courtyard naturally defining the two zones on either side. Another important aspect of the project was the inclusion of a rental property above the garage. As council regulations allowed for the garage and rental property to the placed at the rear of the boundary, this permitted a separate access via the rear of the buildings so as not to intrude on potential buyers. The natural finish of the external bricks, combined with the timber cladding and full-length windows enhance the design without breaking the budget.

The design solution for this project was informed by the orientation of the building to capture the required three hours of winter solar access. The north-western faรงade is used as a natural heating source for the home. While large windows to the west are uncommon, these were necessary to capture enough light and provide added heat. External elements such as large trees and an extended roof over the first floor balconies help to mitigate the effects of any excess heat. The northern faรงade incorporates curtain walls, while the use of sun control window film and double glazing eliminate the need for overhanging eaves, yet still allowing light penetration into the main living areas. The internal concrete flooring assists with heat retention throughout and natural ventilation is encouraged in the openfloor plan and location of the windows. As a result of these measures, the home is extremely energy efficient and comfortable year round.

Consisting of a structure made primarily of precast concrete to maintain consistent temperatures, the design for this building on George Young Street naturally developed in response to the orientation of the site and the need to create stylish street appeal in an industrial area. The building contains an office, a showroom, bathroom facilities, a kitchenette, dining area, locker room, and outdoor recreation to create a pleasant work environment for staff. The western faรงade is used as a natural heating source for the office and warehouse space, filtered through the mature trees onsite that needed to be retained. The curtain walls were essential for passive heating, while the polished concrete floors absorb and maintain thermal energy, reducing the need for air conditioning. The northern faรงade incorporates aluminium louvres for protection against the sun while providing ventilation. The unique portal frame was developed to support these louvres without compromising the structure of the warehouse.


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Chris Knierim

John Korkidas

Ashwin Kumar

Project: Forest Lodge ECO House Categories Entered: New Residential Buildings up to 250sqm and over $2,000/sqm Residential Interiors Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: Designer Constructions Group Pty Ltd Phone: 0419 444 279 Email: contact@designerconstructions.com

Project: Boulevarde Category Entered: New Residential Buildings over 450sqm and over $2,000/sqm Company: Nautilus Design Group Phone: (02) 9529 7499 Email: nick@nautilusdesigngroup.com.au Web: www.nautilusdcg.com

Project: Greystanes DUPLEX Category Entered: Dual Occupancy Company: I & K Dezzine Pty Ltd Phone: 0418 752 154 Email: ashwin@ink-dezzine.com.au Web: www.ink-dezzine.com.au

The design brief for this project was to create a sustainable home that was not an eyesore to the surrounding heritage listed buildings. To do this, every centimetre of the modestly sized footprint had to be utilised effectively, creating the illusion of space internally. Care was taken at every stage of the project, from the external faรงade, green roof, vertical gardens, interiors, fittings and furnishings, to ensure that the philosophy of the design flowed seamlessly throughout every element of the home. Instead of attempting to recreate the past by imitating heritage properties in the area, this home adds to that timeline by forging its place in the present and showcasing the best of contemporary design ideas. Many of the modern electronic luxuries in the home can be operated via any Android device for absolute convenience. On the roof of the residence sits a tranquil garden, providing an innovative retreat away from traditional suburban life.

This smart home has been fitted with all the technological features suitable for a modern lifestyle. The horseshoe driveway leads to garage space for up to four cars, with plenty of added storage space. From the foyer with large void to the high raked ceilings, the entire home creates a grand and open impression. To maximise the water views from the living areas and master bedroom located to the rear of the first floor, these rooms feature spacious balconies with huge glass doors. The house has hydronic heating, photovoltaic hot water system, ducted vacuum and air conditioning, and state of the art theatre room. An electrical c-bus system has also been installed to control almost everything in the home from each room, including the audio system and remote access security system. A huge covered entertaining area with outdoor kitchen, bar, and pool has been incorporated at ground level with direct lift access to the living area above.

This project was about creating a spacious duplex to sit on a lot where dual occupancy had previously been denied. This required a fresh approach to the traditional design and construction method for duplex properties. Privacy while maintaining open and airy spaces was the key issue here, both for the future occupants of the property and for adjacent properties. To overcome this on one side in particular, the upper level of one of the units was set back. The entire upper level was constructed using lightweight cladding, thus reducing costly structural framing. The floor plans meet the allowable floor space ratio, yet manage to remain open-plan and modern. A mix of materials on the faรงade prevents the design from looking bland despite the simple shape and these were chosen to reduce construction time. The dark colour palette has a strong presence from the street and it ties the entire structure together visually.

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Michael Lever

Michael Lever

Richard Lutze

Project: Empire Bay Residence Category Entered: New Residential Buildings 251 to 350sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Company: Lever Designs Phone: 0423 047 097 Email: michael@leverdesigns.com.au Web: www.leverdesigns.com.au

Project: Empire Bay Granny Flat Category Entered: Secondary Dwellings/ Granny Flats (65sqm maximum interior space) Company: Lever Designs Phone: 0423 047 097 Email: michael@leverdesigns.com.au Web: www.leverdesigns.com.au

Project: Moffitt Road Category Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions over $250,000 Company: RLA Building Design Phone: (02) 6628 5048 Email: info@rlabuildingdesign.com.au Web: www.rlabuildingdesign.com.au Photographer: Trevor Kilgour

This large modern family home with separate granny flat takes full advantage of the waterside location on Brisbane Water, just north of Sydney. The building is U-shaped, wrapping around the pool and outdoor entertaining area to give all the living areas the best possible views. The formal living areas and entry join the home together, with the granny flat occupying one side and the informal kitchen, dining, and family area on the other. The raked ceilings and extensive glazing create a light, relaxed atmosphere over two levels. By employing two separate pavilions, the overall bulk of the building is reduced to give it an informal appearance from the water. This is enhanced by a mix of contemporary lightweight cladding materials and gently pitched skillion roofs. From the street, the strongly articulated faรงade presents a solid, yet contemporary first impression with a raised entry. The floor level is set high to maximise the views and to mitigate the flood risk.

This comfortable granny flat is attached to a larger family home and offers all the necessities of life in a beautiful location overlooking the river. The unique shape of the house and placement of the flat means that the occupant is free to join the main house if so desired or it can be rented out at a later date. As it is physically attached to the house, minor alterations to both dwellings could incorporate it into the main home with relative ease should that be necessary. The well-shaded windows are arranged to capture coastal breezes and the quality insulation ensures optimum temperatures year round. The raked ceilings and extensive glazing opening onto the covered deck creates a strong sense of space and light. With only the single bedroom, the living areas are generous in size and thus the flat is ideal for an active single person or couple of any age.

This renovation project completely redefined and added to the spaces in this tired timber bungalow. The old structure was repurposed to contain the guest wing and dining room, kitchen, and library. This is separated from the new building, which includes the living area and master suite by a breezeway, with an alfresco dining space. To continue the simple rustic style, glazed feature gables now adorn the pitched roofs, while new windows and French doors reveal the open-plan living spaces. This is oriented to take advantage of the magnificent vistas of the Nimbin Valley and hinterland, providing a casual and relaxed country atmosphere. A new loft study was incorporated into the layout, sitting close to the high raked ceiling without obstructing the flow of light and ventilation into the home. A load-bearing fireplace provides visual interest and defines the areas without the need for additional walls. The attic space is also utilised to provide a private and cosy space away from the main living areas.


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Richard Lutze

Richard Lutze

Anselmo Matsui

Project: Martin’s Lane Category Entered: New Residential Buildings over 450sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Company: RLA Building Design Phone: (02) 6628 5048 Email: info@rlabuildingdesign.com.au Web: www.rlabuildingdesign.com.au Photographer: Trevor Kilgour

Project: Tamar Street Category Entered: New Commercial Buildings up to $2m Company: RLA Building Design Phone: (02) 6628 5048 Email: info@rlabuildingdesign.com.au Web: www.rlabuildingdesign.com.au Photographer: Trevor Kilgour

Project: Cronulla House Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0431 027 446 Email: anselmo.sydney@gmail.com

Designed to take in all the rural location has to offer, this modern home combines coastal style and elegant contemporary finishes to great effect. From a commanding position elevated on the site, the home blends effortlessly with the surrounding landscape. The site was excavated to protect the building from the southwest winds and highway noise, with the driveway providing a view of the house upon entry to the property and enabling secure access to the shed and utility service area. The home has been designed for year round family living and all rooms capture the vast rural and ocean vistas from the property, including prominent landscape features and local towns. Open-plan living areas spill out onto the patios, offering versatile entertaining and relaxation spaces. The designer kitchen has easy access to these spaces, acting as the central hub of the home. A separate family wing features more private living spaces, yet these can be connected for larger social functions.

This simple, contemporary commercial building houses two businesses and was designed to blend seamlessly into the bulk and scale of the area in Ballina. The coastal style finish is also consistent with the current local redevelopment trends, while also offering a comfortable and healthy work environment. There was deliberate consideration of passive solar design when constructing this building, an unusual feature in commercial projects. It captures the morning sun and cooling breezes can flow through as well. The front façade is built in such a way that all services are hidden to ensure mailboxes, meters, or roof drainage do not interrupt the design. Both reception areas are particularly spacious, featuring vaulted ceilings and quality finishes. The full height frameless glass office walls and doors promote a sharp business image and open office environment. The current staff facilities are a shared area for interaction between the two tenancies, yet these can be split in the event of two unrelated parties sharing the building.

The design of Cronulla House follows the principles of sustainability in a modern and unique layout. Taking advantage of the breezy location on the top of a hill and just a few steps from the beach, the design optimises the use of natural light through window placement on the northern façade, which is particularly exposed to the environment. This warms the home in the winter, while louvres and an overhanging roof prevents excessive heat gain during summer. The orientation of the building takes advantage of both the prevalent and secondary winds for passive cross ventilation. In order to align the photovoltaic panels for the best solar access, the design of the roof is curved, creating a beautiful wave that blends with the landscape. A vertical wind turbine situated atop the roof generates a constant flow of energy. This, combined with the solar panels and hot water system fed from rainwater tanks, make the residence almost completely self-sufficient.

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Bradley Merrett

Kylie Mitchell

Neche Page

Project: Laurel Luxury Categories Entered: New Residential Buildings over 450sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: BCM Design Centre Pty Ltd Phone: 0407 256 970 Email: bcmdesign@bigpond.com Web: www.bcmdesign.com.au

Project: Twisted Skillion Category Entered: New Residential Buildings 351 to 450sqm and over $2,000/sqm Company: Kylie Mitchell Designs Phone: 0407 126 659 Email: kylie@kyliemitchell.com.au Web: www.kyliemitchell.com.au Photographer: ASA Photography

Project: Artrez Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0449 903 460 Email: neche@livinglot.com.au

This single level residence contains a great variety of materials to demonstrate their potential as design choices, depending on the location in the home. It has been designed for easy access and versatility throughout, set over one level and with minimal steps. Located in a region that experiences extreme weather patterns in all seasons, it was important to create a home that can offer a comfortable internal temperature year round. This house runs east to west, minimising its exposure to both these orientations and making the most of the north exposure, with large areas of double glazed windows and doors allowing natural light to flood in to create a bright and airy atmosphere. All the living areas are placed on this northern aspect, while the bedrooms and bathrooms are found to the south. The long, thin design allows for good cross ventilation during the hot summer months, aided by extensive insulation throughout the structure.

This eye-catching home breaks the mould in what is generally considered a conservative rural town. With expansive views to the north, northwest and east, it embodies a balanced combination of sustainable architecture and modern building design while complementing the picturesque surroundings. It features full height glass northern walls, high ceilings, and a roofline inspired by the sweeping wingtips of overhead planes as they fly near the site. Featuring a simple floor plan, the main and guest bedrooms are divided by the living areas for privacy. The deck wraps around a large portion of the home to make the most of the extensive views and it also features an inbuilt spa. The house has high R-values for wall, floor and ceiling insulation, reed beds, water tanks, and the photovoltaic system for power. These elements, combined with the pavilion style glazing and the unique twisted skillion roof, come together to create a beautiful custom home.

Situated on a foreshore council reserve, this artist-in-residence accommodation fits naturally and sensitively within the existing environment. The development provides an opportunity for different artists to work within a private studio space, as well as enhance the experience of the reserve for the public. Design inspiration came from the elements and materials in the landscape. Recycled sandstone and wood cladding help integrate the building into the existing environment. The architectural form of the structure echoes the geometry of the surrounding sea walls and pathways, while the placement on the site was selected to avoid obstructing sea views. The upper floor is the private residence space, featuring a bedroom, living, dining, kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor private balcony. Downstairs, there is ample workspace and an exhibition area with adjustable sliding wall to separate these as required. A large window on the east wall provides a viewing portal into the exhibition area to generate interest and draw the public in.


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Neche Page

Lorenzo Paolieri

Anthony Parker

Project: Tekau Apartments Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0449 903 460 Email: neche@livinglot.com.au

Project: Blair Willoughby Project Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0405 649 046 Email: restauratore@hotmail.it Photographer: Lorenzo Paolieri

Project: Inner City Terrace Category Entered: Small Lot Housing Company: Parker + Associates Phone: 0416 069 847 Email: anthony@parkerbdc.com Web: www.parkerbdc.com

The driving force behind the design concept for this multi-storey residential building containing 10 apartments was to maximise natural light and cross ventilation in all areas, as well as to create interesting spaces through irregular angles in the layout. Vertical hardwood clad pillars run through the balconies to unify the design and soften the façade. The step in the wood cladding creates a series of stripes that complement the horizontal lines of the louvre windows. Creating an open-air entryway to the lobby rather than enclosing the area as part of the building footprint has optimised floor space. The ground floor is set at varying heights to offer more privacy and careful landscaping reduces noise from the road. There is also a communal pool and children’s play area at ground level. The counter levering of the third level provides shelter and a more dramatic entrance while also allowing for greater floor space on the upper floors.

Due to the complexity of this project and council constraints, this multi-residential building featuring 10 apartments is designed to prioritise light and ventilation by creating an alley splitting the building in two. The ground floor reflects the heritage character of the surrounding buildings, while the upper floors adopt a more modern façade. These upper floors are finished in stucco to match the double glazed blue aluminium frame windows set across the building. The apartments are set over three levels with basement parking. There are two adaptable apartments on the ground level, one being a studio and the other designed for disabled access. The upper floors feature four two bedroom apartments and two three bedroom apartments. Natural light is abundant throughout the building but where this was not possible on the southern facade, it was incorporated with skylights. Sitting on the top floor is a communal roof garden for use by all the residents.

The site of this home presented a great challenge during the design process, being only five metres wide. It is also situated amongst heritage terrace houses and thus had to fit in with the local aesthetic. This home meets the design brief via a powerful reduction to the bare essentials to provide maximum floor space and optimal flow. The interior consists of a stunning formal lounge with unique double-sided fireplace. There is open-plan casual living, dining, and kitchen, with stone benches that extend outdoors. The impressive master suite has a built-in robe and large balcony to offer a retreat, while the three other bedrooms also feature built-in robes. There is rear lane access to a single lock-up garage, which doubles as an alfresco area if required. On the outside, the residence appears as new but has been designed so as to not clash with the neighbouring dwellings, many of which were built between the 1850s and 1890s.

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Darryn Parkinson

Darryn Parkinson

Ian Picone

Project: Gladesville House Categories Entered: New Residential Buildings 251 to 350sqm and over $2,000/sqm Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: your abode Phone: (02) 9973 2756 Email: darryn@yourabode.com.au Web: www.yourabode.com.au Photographer: Thomas Kayser

Project: West Ryde Renovation Category Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions over $250,000 Company: your abode Phone: (02) 9973 2756 Email: darryn@yourabode.com.au Web: www.yourabode.com.au Photographer: Thomas Kayser

Project: The Cove Residence Categories Entered: New Residential Buildings up to 250sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: Ian Picone Design Phone: 0419 611 133 Email: ipicone@bigpond.net.au

The brief for this project was to replace the poorly designed 1960s house with one that is better suited to family life and has sustainable features. The new home has two link pavilions, a single level dining and kitchen area, and a two-storey lounge and sleeping section. The lightweight timber frame was chosen due to the topography of the house and to enable reuse of the existing footings from the previous house. It fits in nicely with the surrounding bush area and does not disturb the blackbutt trees spread throughout the site. The kitchen and dining area features an entire wall consisting entirely of windows to bring the outdoors in. Floor to ceiling windows can be found in the other rooms, flooding the entire home with natural light. The mixture of natural materials on the exterior helps the building to blend into the landscape, while still being exceptionally modern and stylish.

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This simple Federation cottage was poorly served by the 1960s lean-to addition. It was badly insulated and oriented, creating a dark environment that was too hot in summer and too cold in winter. The design solution combined the separate kitchen, dining, and living area into an open-plan design. It now contains an ensuite and wardrobe for the main bedroom and a new main bathroom as well. The extensive use of timber offers sustainability and a warm and welcoming environment for occupants and guests. The addition is located on the southern side of the home, posing a significant problem for solar access. This was overcome by creating two gable roofs running north-south over the addition, separated by a box gutter, with glazed windows in each end of the gables. This roof style sits comfortably with the existing hipped and gabled roof over the home, as well as introducing valuable northern light and heat.

This coastal home fronts onto a reserve, facing the sheltered waters of the bay with a northeast-southwest orientation and surrounded by vegetation and native gums. The layout is functional, while taking advantage of the surrounding area through a set of connected living spaces. Sustainability was one of the guiding principles in the use of timber across a range of structural, exterior, and interior applications in the building. As timber has inherent thermal properties, this means the structure relies less on carbonemitting heating and cooling devices. The location was also a factor in the choice to use timber due to its durable properties and the varying weather conditions in the cove. Other environmentally friendly features are present in the home, such as high-level insulation and in-built wood heater. Rainwater is harvested from the roof and stored in polyethylene water tanks specially chosen for hygiene, low cost of maintenance, and long life cycle.


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Ian Picone

Cliff Princehorn

Chris Reardon

Project: David Avenue Alterations Category Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions over $250,000 Company: Ian Picone Design Phone: 0419 611 133 Email: ipicone@bigpond.net.au Photographer: Erin Wright

Project: Beecham-Gill Residence Category Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions over $250,000 Company: The Plan Centre Phone: (02) 4952 7500 Email: tristan@plancentre.com.au Web: www.plancentre.com.au Photographer: Andy Warren

Project: The Luurve Shack Categories Entered: New Residential Buildings up to 250sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: Suntech Design Phone: 0408 355 644 Email: chris@suntechdesign.com.au Photographer: Michael Simmons

Some innovative design techniques were required to overcome challenges presented during this expansion project. The existing living and dining areas were extended as far as local planning controls would allow, then widened to provide room for a double garage beneath. A new powder room was added to service the living area, making access for guests far easier. The existing terraced front yard was replaced with a raised courtyard for security and to create a more formal entryway to the home. The existing rear courtyard area was exposed to the sun and provided no cover for use in inclement weather. A new roof was implemented that provided the necessary protection but also integrated with the existing roofline seamlessly. The new master suite is positioned half a storey higher than the existing floor level to provide privacy from the main living areas and also to take advantage of the existing landscaped terrace. This design also minimised excavation costs.

The Luurve Shack began as a two stage project, yet the first is so functional that the second may never need to be built. Designed to sit on a difficult site, it replaces a damaged cottage with a home that minimises energy use while offering a comfortable lifestyle. The original cottage footprint was very small with a close southern neighbour. Neighbours to the west have views over the shack, so height and width restrictions were a significant challenge. To combat this, the two-storey building is set back into the slope, gaining much needed floor space. The two bedroom design captures stunning upper level easterly views and cool breezes, while welcoming the winter sun in the north. Even restricted to a single room depth, the floor plan is functional, versatile, and fun. Low cantilevered hallway cupboards conceal the laundry, while encouraging cooling southerly breezes through higher south windows above. Solar panels on the roof provide almost all the electricity required for the home, with the possibility of complete operational self-sufficiency through added systems in stage two.

The scope of works for this project was to add a modern extension to a 1930s home that features open entertaining spaces and access to the large backyard. It now contains an open-plan living and kitchen area, two bedrooms, a spacious bathroom with separate toilet, and a mudroom off the new external entry. A large timber deck wraps around part of the new structure to extend the living space even further. The concrete tilt-up panels used here are usually seen in commercial projects, yet they are softened by the use of spotted gum vertical cladding at various points. To capture as much natural light as possible, highlight windows were installed along the northern and western walls in the living space and bedrooms. Additional west-facing highlight windows were included over the bedroom wing passageway to receive valued natural light and warmth during winter.

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Brent Reid

David Richardson

Trina Rowston

Project: Newman Residence Category Entered: New Residential Buildings up to 250sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Company: EcoSphere Design Phone: 0422 556 470 Email: info@ecospheredesign.com.au Web: www.ecospheredesign.com.au

Project: 10 Unit Apartment Block Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0414 822 969 Email: flyingincircles@gmail.com

Project: Way Residence Categories Entered: Residential Alterations/ Additions over $250,000 Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: Nvisage Pty Ltd Phone: 0413 489 984 Email: trina@nvisage.com.au Web: www.nvisage.com.au Photographer: John Halfhide

The contemporary design of this home manages to complement the heritage conditions, while offering all the convenience of modern living. It is completely adaptable to the changing needs of the retired occupants as they age, set over a single level with wheelchair access, wide doorways, and appropriate hallway and room proportions. Although it was constructed on a tight budget, the home is packed full of green features. In addition to the Low-E glass featured throughout, the north facing windows to the living, kitchen, and bedroom are glazed to ensure comfort. The thermostat controls have power over the mechanically ventilated roof. This entire roof area is also used for rain collection to one external polyethylene water tank and one bladder under the north deck. The water is then heated for use in the home via the solar hot water system. A grey water diverter fitted to the laundry tub reduces water wastage.

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To integrate this apartment building into the streetscape, the front faรงade is designed to appear less bulky and constructed with finished stretcher bond brickwork, similar to the neighbouring bungalows. This continues on the south and east walls. The top floor is set back and clad with a darker palette of materials to reduce bulk. The walls on the north and north-western sides are treated with a lighter palette of materials to brighten the communal open space and reflect light into the private courtyards and balconies. To save on a costly full excavation of the site to place the parking area at basement level, it is positioned partly above ground. This design choice also assists with ventilation and access. All 10 apartments have been oriented so that they have as much solar access as possible, while the building itself is set to the southern side of the site to avoid overshadowing the surrounding buildings. Light ducts are placed in risers to provide natural light to darker areas of the apartments.

This existing home was completely revitalised for both design and sustainability purposes. It now has 21,000 litre rainwater tanks for complete self-sufficiency in water, while a solar hot water system and 1 kilowatt grid fed photovoltaic system saves on power usage. The new open-plan design maximises the northern aspect, with Low-E glazed doors across the length of the living area and louvred sunshades to control the amount of heat allowed into the space. The roof was raised as well, making the most of the plentiful natural light available. In the kitchen, an angled glass splash back allows natural light in from the garden. Full insulation in the floors, walls, ceilings, and roof space also provides more comfortable temperatures throughout the year. Placing the garage beneath the earth of the front yard maximises the possible green space and reduces storm water runoff. The extensive landscaping includes many native species of plants to support the ecology of the area and cuts the amount of necessary watering.


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Ueli Schmied

Ueli Schmied

Jaspreet Singh

Project: Fibro Shak Reborn Categories Entered: New Residential Buildings up to 250sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: Ueli Schmied Eco Design & Renovation Phone: 0414 088 999 Email: ueli@schmied.com.au Web: www.schmied.com.au

Project: A Taste of Europe Category Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions up to $250,000 Company: Ueli Schmied Eco Design & Renovation Phone: 0414 088 999 Email: ueli@schmied.com.au Web: www.schmied.com.au

Project: Cox Willa Category Entered: New Residential Buildings over 450sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Company: arcinovationz Phone: 0423 211 914 Email: info@arcinovationz.com.au Web: www.arcinovationz.com.au

This holiday house was designed and constructed on an extremely narrow brief and tight budget. The result is a building that redefines remote getaway locations, complete with sustainable features. It is the Fibro Shak Reborn and it comes with all modern fittings and fixtures. Offering two bedrooms separated by a bathroom, the innovative design was prefabricated offsite and then constructed onsite to reduce costs. Although small, it would be possible to turn this into a permanent residence if so desired. The entire house is insulated and has effective cross ventilation, with the bedrooms and bathroom in the southeast keeping heat in during colder weather. The sunroom was prefabricated separately and features metal insect screens rather than glass to simulate an outdoor shade tent and offers stunning views across the river. Not only does the building comply with bushfire regulations, it blends seamlessly into the landscape to offer a tranquil retreat while reducing its impact on the surroundings.

The low-key, yet effective renovation to this dated 70s home breathes new life into every space. The plastic panels over the original cedar cladding were removed and the cedar was restored and painted black for a bold new look. In the backyard, the pool fence was replaced with glass fencing to complete the outdoor modernisation. The first floor was rejuvenated to introduce open spaces and integrate the original sunroom as an outdoor living area. The new hub of the home is the eight metre stainless steel galley kitchen, which has been opened up to encourage flow into the living room and covered outdoor deck. The lack of privacy in the living room and some of the bedrooms was addressed with privacy screens made from perforated untreated steel sheets designed to rust and replicate the red colour of the brick walls. This now connects the ground and first floor with a vivid colour display. This same colour is used for the splash back in the kitchen.

With vertical forms and double height entry porch on the left half of the façade and open wrap balcony to the right, this home is perfectly balanced and creates a grand first impression. The magnificent double height entryway is dramatic and provides ample light to the living areas on both levels. Offering living spaces on both floors adds versatility to the home, as they each can be adapted for many uses regardless of their location. The home is well equipped for entertaining, with a large butler’s pantry in the kitchen and separate media room. It also features a study for a private and quiet work area. To avoid wasting space and promote free flowing living, there are no corridors in the home at all. Such a design enables oversizing of corresponding areas and easy access between each. Garage space is provided for up to three cars, creating added storage space if necessary.

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Gerard Smith

Patrick Swain

Melanie Symington

Project: The Riverhouse Categories Entered: New Residential Buildings 351 to 450sqm and over $2,000/sqm Residential Interiors Company: Gerard Smith Design Phone: (07) 5474 8888 Email: gerard@gerardsmithdesign.com.au Web: www.gerardsmithdesign.com.au Photographer: Paul Smith Images

Project: RC Mesley Animal Hospital Categories Entered: New Commercial Buildings up to $2m Non-Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: Kydra Designs Phone: 0401 674 164 Email: admin@kydradesigns.com.au

Project: Baker Residence Category Entered: New Residential Buildings 251 to 350sqm and over $2,000/sqm Company: Seaside Homes Phone: 0425 354 230 Email: melanie@seasidehomesdesign.com.au Web: www.seasidehomesdesign.com.au

Clinical requirements are merged with earthiness and warmth to provide an unintimidating and natural place for pets to visit in the new RC Mesley Animal Hospital. The rammed earth and burnished concrete floors together with the timber frame of the building are oriented to maximise views, aesthetic impact to passing traffic, and passive solar design. The layout within was generated by consideration of the optimal workflow to avoid the shortcomings of previous premises. Clinical and work areas are materially distinguished from the public and compassionate areas, with the latter utilising natural materials such as earth and wood. Some of the sustainable features include double glazed, double sealed, multi-locking windows to capture northern light and views of the grasslands. A custom pergola of recycled hardwood and locally manufactured steel louvres shade the windows from the intense summer sun while flooding the interior with warmth and light in winter. The concrete slab heating is supplemented by a state of the art dual-fuelled pellet and wood-fired boiler system for absolute comfort.

The shape of this coastal residence was designed to connect with the location, hence the wave-like curved roof forms. It is perched atop a cliff above the ocean, with a north-south orientation. The stonework was incorporated both inside and out to complement the sandstone cliff face. Due to the strong northeast winds off the ocean, the design required both waterfront and street side outdoor living spaces to offer comfortable entertaining options regardless of the weather. The rear space, however, has views through the living room straight to the water. The living rooms stretch across the full width of the building to take full advantage of the outlook. In a prime location on the first floor is the master suite, which features a dedicated reading or relaxation area and stunning views from the bathroom. Selected windows on the upper storey have simple louvre windows to capture refreshing breezes, saving on energy usage and associated costs.

Redefining the concept of a seamless connection with the outdoors and incorporating passive solar design principles, the interior spaces of this contemporary home are designed to be filled with light and air, projecting outwards on one side towards stunning water views and on the other towards a private internal courtyard. The design takes a minimalist approach, introducing warmth and texture via the materials used in all four bedrooms and open-plan living spaces. This is particularly noticeable in the extensive use of timber and detailed tiling amidst the glass, stone, and steel, which is further highlighted by the strong lighting placement. These materials have been carefully selected to work in conjunction with the spatial relationships and custom designed joinery items throughout to create a harmonious balance between the interior and exterior spaces. All joinery items have been meticulously detailed to ensure refined construction techniques and seamless integration with the surrounding design.

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Melanie Symington

Melanie Symington

Gavin Tonkin

Project: Peat Residence Category Entered: Residential Alterations/Additions over $250,000 Company: Seaside Homes Phone: 0425 354 230 Email: melanie@seasidehomesdesign.com.au Web: www.seasidehomesdesign.com.au

Project: Tayler Residence Category Entered: New Residential Buildings 351 to 450sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Company: Seaside Homes Phone: 0425 354 230 Email: melanie@seasidehomesdesign.com.au Web: www.seasidehomesdesign.com.au

Project: Sunrise CS Fullarton Category Entered: Commercial Alterations/Additions Company: Tonkin Schutz Design Build Phone: (08) 8277 0111 Email: gavin@tsdb.com.au Web: www.tsdb.com.au Photographer: Scott Johncock

The starting point for this renovation project was a two-storey red brick rectangular building, which was entered via an external flight of stairs into the kitchen on the upper floor. It was entirely revitalised and expanded to ensure better access and versatility for a variety of lifestyles. A new wing was added to the same level as the existing upper floor, incorporating a foyer, two bedrooms, a bathroom, study nook, and deck. This area is now accessible from street level, eliminating the need for external stairs at the front of the home. This significant addition means that the lower level can now be converted into a comfortable flat to accommodate visitors or a potential B&B if so desired. The double orientation of the block allowed for construction of a waterfront terrace and a winter deck on the western side as well to enhance entertaining spaces. To update the exterior, it was clad in light weatherboard for a casual and stylish look.

The design brief for this project was to create a large family home that took advantage of the ocean views from the first floor. As the water is to the south, a primary living space with outdoor entertaining areas facing this and also facing north were incorporated to ensure constant views to the water from the rear deck. A split-level design was used to address the height limitations in relation to the steep roof pitch. At a 10 metre width, the site is quite narrow and thus the garages are positioned off a lane access to the west. To avoid compromising the northern aspect and pool connection for the ground floor living room, the garages are centrally located. A recessed feature garden is situated next to the corridor behind this to provide a striking focal point. The bedroom areas are divided into two zones to suit family life and the master suite gains some limited views from the ground floor.

One of the many challenges associated with this two-storey classroom building project was to include all the necessary features on a very confined site. As the site was quite congested, additional parking spaces were created to ease the flow of traffic without disturbing the trees onsite. The building itself had to be modern, yet not clash with the surrounding structures. The new facility envelops the historical built form within the new spaces, juxtaposing the use of deliberately angled modern materials, such as precast panels and expressed structural steel elements, against the traditional stone and mortar faรงades adjacent. Administrative and kitchen facilities are located at ground level with high visibility to the meeting and play areas through large angled windows and glass doors. The new building is not only functional, but specifically designed to stimulate young minds and assist in the education process. The existing administration block was then completely refurbished and converted into a library.

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Gavin Tonkin

Alex Urena-Sandoval

Luke van Jour

Project: Cedar College Administration Category Entered: New Commercial Buildings over $2m Company: Tonkin Schutz Design Build Phone: (08) 8277 0111 Email: gavin@tsdb.com.au Web: www.tsdb.com.au Photographer: Scott Johncock

Project: Valley House Peru Category Entered: Residential Sustainable Buildings Company: Alex Urena Design Studio Phone: 0410 420 761 Email: designstudio@alexurena.net Web: www.alexurena.net Photographer: Alex Urena-Sandoval

Project: Medinah House Category Entered: New Residential Buildings 251 to 350sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Company: Distinct Innovations Pty Ltd Phone: 0410 623 356 Email: email@distinctinnovations.com.au Web: www.distinctinnovations.com.au Photographer: Mind the Gap

This functional educational building features a link to existing facilities, a welcoming entry faรงade, and spacious balcony area overlooking the expansive oval used for both sporting and community events. It is constructed predominantly from tilt-up concrete panels and structural steel, with features of glass, alucobond, and stone cladding. Great emphasis was placed on both orientation and the use of natural light. Internally, the spaces have been designed with specific functions in mind. The library and reading spaces, for example, are contained within the heart of the building for maximum ceiling height and light penetration, creating a relaxing environment. The computer suites, on the other hand, are located in more private areas to facilitate learning and staff facilities have been set at the rear with clear views over the student play and assembly areas. The administration and reception areas can be found near the entry foyer adjacent to the main car park to direct flow through the public spaces.

Located in the Urubamba Valley of Peru this holiday home pays tribute to the Incan influences and traditions of the region in its design and the construction techniques used. These techniques are also highly sustainable in addition to being exceptionally beautiful. Soil from the excavations to prepare the site for the home was used to create 16,000 handmade mud bricks for the structure. Logs from gum trees were used as support columns and unique design features where possible, while more are contained in the rafters for the roof construction. These are internally clad with reed to receive the white cast ceiling render. No traditional paint was used and the amazing colours are simply a result of the natural ochre palette in the soils from different parts of the valley. Water is provided by an ad-hoc redirection of a local stream supplied to the building and gardens. Windows were carefully placed to allow natural light penetration and a fireplace provides additional heating if required.

The design brief for this project was to create a low cost family home with a modern faรงade in a small golfing estate in western Sydney. A simple construction method was adopted, similar to that used in the project home market. By employing some interesting angles and form, it was possible to add character as well. It was important to adopt as many passive design principles as possible to reduce running costs and impact on the environment. The location of the living spaces was precisely chosen to capture the warmth of the sun in winter, yet allow natural cool air streams to flow through in summer. This ensures comfort without the high energy costs of artificial heating and cooling. The interior and exterior are both composed of a pale palette of colours, creating a fresh and airy atmosphere throughout with the bonus of complementing any future additional landscaping. The materials chosen are durable, as well as beautiful, to ensure longevity.

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Luke van Jour

Chris White

Louise Williams

Project: Leichhardt House 2 Categories Entered: New Residential Buildings 251 to 350sqm and up to $2,000/sqm Small Lot Housing (maximum lot size 350sqm) Company: Distinct Innovations Pty Ltd Phone: 0410 623 356 Email: email@distinctinnovations.com.au Web: www.distinctinnovations.com.au Photographer: Mind the Gap

Project: Central Coast Volkswagen Category Entered: Commercial Alterations/Additions Company: SJH Planning & Design Phone: (02) 4369 8111 Email: design@sjh.net.au

Project: Wollemia Urological Surgery Category Entered: New Commercial Buildings up to $2m Company: LAW Building Design Pty Ltd Phone: (02) 4341 7371 Email: louise@lawbuildingdesign.com.au Web: www.lawbuildingdesign.com.au Photographer: Stuart Rose

This modern home situated in the eclectic suburb of Leichhardt in Sydney’s inner west is a triumph of design on a tight budget. The façade is particularly modern, with some interesting cubic shapes and bold dark colour palette. The site itself is extremely small, being only 327sqm, and the building was sized so as to maximise its full potential but still achieve approval from the council. With that in mind, the interior is exceptionally spacious and light. The transition from the dark exterior to the bright spaces internally also serves to create the illusion of space. By employing open-plan living, the single room width building gains much needed floor space. The windows are set high to capture breezes and ensure privacy, while a tall privacy fence screens the lower level from view from the street. The corner block allows for views of the city from the second level, which are well served by wide windows.

With a tight budget and a multitude of corporate specifications, the brief for this project was to develop a new Volkswagen eight vehicle showroom, a dedicated new vehicle handover area, and a service facility for thirteen motor vehicles. It involved an adaptive reuse of the open span structure that was previously used for the servicing of heavy vehicles. A further low cost, large span, and high clearance building was constructed adjoining the rear of the existing building to form the service component. The new facility has state of the art servicing equipment, with user-friendly facilities to improve productivity. It has sustainable features, including an energy efficient building fabric and a complete water harvesting and storage system for the routine cleaning of vehicles. The entire design meets the global Volkswagen corporate image while also following the local development control plans and offering disabled access. One element included in the design is the characteristic White Frame, which is said to clearly transform each showroom into a Volkswagen building.

Situated close to North Gosford Private Hospital, this state of the art urological surgery has been designed to offer a warm and friendly environment for patients. The original domestic dwelling onsite was refurbished to the point of near demolition in order to make it suitable for practice and the final form was influenced by the council code stipulation that it maintain a residential street appearance. The existing floor layout was drastically reconfigured, with the main entry relocated to the rear. This enabled full disabled access from the street, while maintaining a secondary entrance at the front for staff. This functional layout continues throughout the building. Features include splashes of red and rich gold alucobond contrasted with split stone for a prestige appearance. Sliding partition walls in the staff room offer flexibility of space for meetings. Other design features include soundproof glazing, raked ceilings throughout, and highlight windows that provide visual links to the external environment.

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Louise Williams

Andrew Wilson

Kristie Wulf

Project: Annie’s Place Category Entered: Secondary Dwellings/ Granny Flats (65sqm maximum interior space) Company: LAW Building Design Pty Ltd Phone: (02) 4341 7371 Email: louise@lawbuildingdesign.com.au Web: www.lawbuildingdesign.com.au Photographer: Stuart Rose

Project: Public Indoor Swimming Pool Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0408 696 440 Email: acpropertymaintenance@hotmail.com

Project: Culburra Beach House Category Entered: Student Design Phone: 0400 177 296 Email: kirstiewulf@hotmail.com

As the site for this public indoor swimming pool complex is within a recreational precinct and receives significant exposure, substantial consideration had to be given to the design aesthetic. The scale of this design forms a notable landmark within the local environment, while the large expanse of glass and distinct depiction of bubbles in circular windows on the eastern and western sides provides a welcoming and attractive façade. All the windows are double glazed low solar heat gain coefficient glass to assist with minimal heat loss and reduce the need for lighting during daylight hours. The café and undercover outdoor seating area are set beneath the large north facing windows for warmth in winter. This is a prominent location within the building to ensure the café has a separate identity from the pool. The landscaped parking area and surrounds enhance the amenity of the streetscape, while secure, convenient bicycle parking and proximity to local cycling routes encourage health patronage.

The Culburra Beach House design combines modern flair with green technology and natural materials to create a comfortable, low energy, affordable home. It incorporates three intersecting pavilions providing two separate sleeping areas and a central open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area connected by timber decks. This division was inspired by traditional Japanese design and creates private outdoor spaces, while allowing for excellent natural light and ventilation throughout. Fixed awnings allow penetration of winter sun to the polished concrete floor and provide shade in summer. The combination of thermal mass in the polished concrete slab, hemp walls, high insulation, and large windows means the house requires no mechanical heating or cooling. Hemp lime masonry was chosen for the walls for a variety of reasons. The walls are vapour permeable and the lime makes them naturally mould resistant, creating a healthy indoor environment. It is also lightweight for ease of construction and completely carbon neutral.

The brief for this design was to create a modern granny flat that did not to look like the typical small garage size garden flat. The result is a unique design that adds good capital value to the property. The skillion roofline enhances the external façade to provide a strong angular aesthetic with clean lines. The accommodation includes two bedrooms with large built-in robes, floor to ceiling storage, concealed laundry, and a carport adjacent to the main entry. Also included is a separate living area and full kitchen with alfresco, rarities in standard granny flat design. The raked ceilings throughout create a sense of space and highlight windows provide visual links to the external environment, as well as allowing natural light penetration and ventilation without impacting privacy. Low E glazing on the windows, natural gas appliances, and LED lighting all help to reduce the carbon footprint of the building. As the flat is completely selfcontained it can be used as part of the main house or as a high yield rental property.

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2014 JVP AWARDS About the JVP Awards Each year Building Designers Australia formally recognise the major industry partners that provide the necessary support to enable BDA to function as an independent entity within the Australian Building Design Community. Over the years many companies have generously given their support to the BDA, with our major partners taking on the role of Joint Venture Partners (JVP). The JVP program has been developed to give a number of primary industry members an opportunity to have a high level of recognition and input into BDA; we utilise the JVP Awards to thank all those companies that have participated by recognising the use of their products by our members, what better acknowledgement could we provide. These next series of pages shows just what a contributing factor our JVPs make to the design solutions developed by our members within their projects.

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Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service AUSTRAL BRICKS JVP AWARD Designer: Kirk Gleeson Company: Barnson Pty Ltd Phone: 1300 138 657 Email: kgleeson@barnson.com.au Web: www.barnson.com.au

The aesthetic style of the building was dictated strongly by the client’s need to create a statement building that reflected the aboriginal heritage of its clientele without relying on an obvious colour palette. Instead the design blended the ‘Austral Bricks - Urban One’ range to reflect the natural colours of the area, the white and green of the gum tress, and the red and black of the soil into a brickwork pattern that forms the exterior facade. Care was taken during the design process to create a pattern that worked around the building, working with the openings to ensure that each elevation of the building was unique.

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O’Halloran Residence ARCHITECTURAL WINDOWS SYSTEMS (AWS) JVP AWARD Designer: Adam Hobill Design Company: Adam Hobill Design Phone: (02) 6260 8868 Email: adam@adamhobilldesign.com.au Web: www.adamhobilldesign.com.au

AWS products were selected for this project due to their superior quality, product range and ability to offer architectural solutions for custom design details, like the corner opening sliding doors with raked windows above. Products used include; AWS Vantage Residential Designer Series, Series 616 MAGNUM™ AWS Elevate Commercial, Commercial Series 426 FrontGLAZE ™ AWS Elevate Commercial Products Architectural Series, Series 704 SlideMASTER™ Sliding

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O’Halloran Residence COLORBOND BLUESCOPE STEEL JVP AWARD Designer: Adam Hobill Design Company: Adam Hobill Design Phone: (02) 6260 8868 Email: adam@adamhobilldesign.com.au Web: www.adamhobilldesign.com.au

Colorbond Bluescope products have been used extensively and to great effect in this striking modern home for their durability and high quality finish as follows; COLORBOND® MINIORB® perforated ceiling lining COLORBOND® CUSTOM ORB® wall cladding COLORBOND® LONGLINE® wall cladding COLORBOND® Fascia, gutters and flashings

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Blackburn Project CSR HEBEL JVP AWARD Designer: Darren Evans Company: Solar Solutions Design Phone: 0419 304 998 Email: darren@solarsolutionsdesign.com.au Web: www.solarsolutionsdesign.com.au Photographer: Matthew Mallett

CSR Hebel was used in this project as the external cladding and as the suspended floor system both on the ground floor and the first floor. The use of the product as a cladding gives the feeling of a solid structure even when elevated off the ground. The use of the sound floor gives the floor a solid feel and an extra level of insulation.

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You’ll love coming home to Hebel

Like all true beauty, the stunning exterior visual appeal of Hebel is more than skin-deep. Underneath the attractive render finish is an innovative high-performance, steel reinforced aerated concrete building system that provides numerous benefits for today’s homebuyer. In addition to its money saving thermal benefits in both winter and summer and incredible fire resistant attributes (proven in the heat of raging

bushfires), you’ll also find one of the world’s most sustainable and environmentally responsible building products (independently verified). This is the way all future homes should be built. With modern, innovative design, functionality and of course, our precious environment top of mind.

Hebel. We’re not your home builder. We’re a better way to build your home.

To contact a Hebel builder call Hebel on 1300 4 HEBEL (1300 443 235) or visit www.hebel.com.au


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Tayler Residence ITI – DESIGN PINE JVP AWARD Designer: Melanie Symington Company: Seaside Homes Phone: 0425 354 230 Email: melanie@seasidehomesdesign.com.au Web: www.seasidehomesdesign.com.au

The scale of the Design Pine 185mm posts was required on this project to balance the higher roof pitch. Design Pine beams and handrails were also incorporated.

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Tayler Residence JAMES HARDIE JVP AWARD Designer: Melanie Symington Company: Seaside Homes Phone: 0425 354 230 Email: melanie@seasidehomesdesign.com.au Web: www.seasidehomesdesign.com.au

Scyon Linea Board cladding was used to create a nautical feel for this beachside home.

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ARChitectural™ panels are beautiful, glossy pre-finished 6mm thick cement composite. The Inraw™ panels (above left) are clear coated for a natural cement aesthetic. And the Invibe™ panels are coated in a choice of a dozen colours you can see at jameshardie.com.au

Stylish & Durable For a casual, cosy beach house or farm house interior choose HardieGroove (left) or Scyon™ Axon™ 133mm smooth (right). HardieGroove can be used on walls, eaves and soffits. Axon is an external cladding which can also add style and durability to wet areas and alfresco dining areas.

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Draper Manor UNITEX JVP AWARD Designer: Daniel Briffa Company: Adan Creative Designs Phone: 0410 495 224 Email: daniel@adandesigns.com Web: www.adandesigns.com

The upper floor of this quite sizeable home required extensive structural support. To minimise this the upper floor was designed to be as lightweight as possible. To achieve this Unitex Uni-Base Board System was selected as the principal external wall cladding. This product was also selected to clad the sizeable eave parapets. Unitex provided a seamless visual similarity with the rendered masonry external walls of the lower level whilst achieving the lightweight structure that was required. The owner/ builder was on an extremely fast timeline, and the use of Unitex aided in speeding up the construction process and negated the excessive use of scaffolding. Unitex was also used on the eave parapets of the associated detached.

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Martin’s Lane WEATHERTEX JVP AWARD Designer: Richard Lutze Company: RLA Building Design Phone: (02) 6628 5048 Email: info@rlabuildingdesign.com.au Web: www.rlabuildingdesign.com.au Photographer: Trevor Kilgour

This large contemporary coastal style residence includes the use of composite wall materials including render masonry and Weathertex Exterior board linings with aluminium express joins to provide clean simple wall detailing. The Weathertex Exterior board linings provide a cost effective solution to an upmarket residential project. The Weathertex Exterior board linings also give a continuous clean and architectural finish over the 6.0m wide sliding doors to the patio area.

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• Australian made and owned – proudly made in Newcastle, NSW.

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• Longevity – natural Australian timber, made to last.

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