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BUILDING DESIGN NATIONAL AWARDS 2015

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TIMBER VISION AWARDS 2015

Distinctive winners. Congratulations to the winning 2015 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards entrants.

Overall Winner / Commercial Interior Winner Library at The Dock by Clare Design Photograph by Dianna Snape & John Gollings

Commercial Exterior Winner The Mornington Centre Stage 2 by Billard Leece Partnership Photograph by Shannon McGrath

Public Space Winner Jubilee Playground by Sue Barnsley Design Photograph by Brett Boardman

Intergrain is proud to celebrate the distinctive and innovative uses of timber in design, displayed by all entrants in the 2015 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards. All contending architects, building designers, builders, landscape architects, interior designers and design professionals should be commended on their visionary use of timber in residential, commercial and landscape projects.

Residential Interior Winner Lagoon House by Taylor and Hinds Architects Photograph by Jonathan Wherrett

Residential Exterior Winner Moonlight Cabin by Jackson Clements Burrows Photograph by Jeremy Weihrauch (Gollings Studio)

Intergrain was pleased to provide an opportunity to showcase these projects to a prestigious industry audience, and be judged by highly qualified design professionals. To see the winning projects from 2015 and view past winners, visit www.intergrain.com.au


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Tamica Lewis President It is some two years on from the formation of the National Association of Building Designers (NABD) in July 2013. Now in 2015 we are again gathered for the 2nd annual National Building Design Awards in Melbourne. The Inaugural event in 2014 will be remembered by those that attended as a momentous night and occasion for the NABD. The room was filled with Building Designers from across Australia and was alive with enthusiasm and comradery. The Building Design profession is one that has over the past years gained in popularity with clients and students alike. Clients are realising the benefits of engaging Building Designers and Building Design is now seen as a career of choice amongst young and upcoming designers. Building Designers work closely with clients and builders to ensure the design outcome is not only aesthetically pleasing but is also practical and functional with a real focus on buildability and the client’s budgetary requirements. From public buildings to private residences, Australian Building Designers are at the forefront, leading the way, and having an enormously positive impact on the built environment. The entrants are all members of strong State/Territory-based Associations that cultivate design excellence and professional development within their membership. So if you have an upcoming project, be sure to partner with a Building Designer who is an active member of their State/Territory association. This year we will recognize Australia’s best Building Design for 2015. We will also pause to recognize a number of individuals who have gone above and beyond for the Building Design profession. The formation of NABD was a direct result of the commitment and passion of the following individuals. Greg Pershouse (BDAQ Immediate Past President), Michael O’Sullivan (BDAV Immediate Past President), Steven Claridge (current BDAQ President), Alastair McDonald (current BDAV President). As representatives of their State Associations these four worked extremely hard to ensure that the NABD became a reality. On behalf of the State/Territory Associations and their members, the current NABD Council would like to sincerely thank them for their dedication and service to the NABD. This year with the help and support of our major partner James Hardie and our silver sponsor Weathertex and bronze sponsor Ametalin we again bring you some very fine examples of the astonishing work being produced by Australian Building Designers. Once again our judges have had to deliberate long and hard over the multitude of extremely worthy entries. I would like to thank the judges for their efforts and valuable input in deciding this years’ winners. You will find within the pages of this magazine some truly inspiring designs for projects located across Australia. From rural to inner city locations, from beautiful interiors to outstanding commercial projects that are as the judges have stated ‘world class’. Design work that is sustainable, inventive and creative is what sets these projects apart.

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ABOUT NABD Formed in July 2013, and now representing over 2600 building design professionals with members in every state and territory the NABD has seen the unification of more than 85% of the nation’s building design association members. The NABD’s goals are: • To be the voice on national issues. • To promote and develop the profession of Building Design and advance the quality of the built environment. • To facilitate the exchange of information and foster continuing professional development. • To circulate information affecting the profession of Building Design, to print, publish, circulate such papers, periodicals, books, circulars and any other literary publications as may seem conducive to the objects of the Association. • To confer and enter into any discussions with any government, authority or industry. The Association will not affiliate with or support any sectarian body or political party.

National Association of Building Designers (NABD) Member States/Territories. Formed in July 2013, the National Association of Building Designers is a collaboration of: Building Designers Association of the Northern Territory Inc. (BDANT) www.bdant.org.au

Building Designers Association of Queensland Inc. (BDAQ) www.bdaq.com.au

Building Designers Association of SA lnc. (BDASA) www.bdasa.com.au

Building Designers Association of Victoria Inc. (BDAV) www.bdav.org.au

Building Designers Association of Western Australia Inc. (BDAWA) www.bdawa.net.au

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National Building Design of the Year 2015

Northbridge Brewing Company Designer: d4 Designs Phone: 0412 987 757 Web: www.d4designs.com.au Builder: Utopia Industries Pty Ltd Location: Northbridge, WA

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Northbridge Brewing Company Designer: d4 Designs Phone: 0412 987 757 Web: www.d4designs.com.au Builder: Utopia Industries Pty Ltd Location: Northbridge, WA The brief for this complex project was to activate the northern end of the Northbridge Piazza entertainment precinct, with its bars, restaurants, nightclubs, specialty shops and open air cinema. This meant having to deal with the City of Perth, the tenants, the landlord, 26 consultants and multiple state and local government authorities, making for a challenging design process. The result is a sophisticated solution that relies on its industrial aesthetic and framework to create a glass house environment where the sculptural quality of the micro-brewery becomes the focal point both inside and outside the building. Two glass towers act as lanterns, marking the entrance at night, while the working 12 hectolitre micro-brewery gives the interiors an excitingly complex industrial aesthetic with all the brewing pipework and kettles exposed. A rich mix of industrial materials, such as glass, steel copper, raw concrete and recycled bricks, take their cue from the site’s industrial history and provide a relaxed and unpretentious backdrop that is intimate and engaging, inviting the public to explore. Patrons enter the venue by physically walking through the micro-brewery. There is no fake façade or faux brewing kettles, what is poured from the beer font is brewed only meters away. Visually, the venue responds respectfully to the site, giving the interior a robust industrial aesthetic with superb interplay between form, function and the patrons. The balance of industrial materials provide an unpretentious backdrop creating a relaxed and welcoming space. Impressive and bold!

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Best New Residential Design - up to $500K construction cost

Planet Homes Display Designer: Reitsma + Associates Phone: (07) 5491 6834 Web: www.reitsma.com.au Builder: Planet Homes Qld Location: Pelican Waters, Qld Photographer: Kelly Black This project challenges people’s perceptions about display homes and demonstrates what is possible on a 15m wide and 480m² lot. The home’s multi-level layout is expressed from the street via the strong horizontal roof plains, and the broad overhang, in combination with an open carport, give the home a sense of depth. The elevated pool, which appears to have no pool fence, becomes the focal point to all living areas, bedrooms and the detached studio while the clean-lined kitchen, with flush rear wall and concealed butler’s pantry, takes minimal kitchens to the next level. The homes rectilinear single depth layout, wrapped in glass and courtyards, achieves its point of difference.

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Best New Residential Design up to $500K construction cost

Silverleaves Project Designer: Beaumont Concepts Phone: (03) 5672 5196 Web: www.beaumontconcepts.com.au Builder: Constructing Spaces Location: Silverleaves, VIC Photographer: Impress Photography Set among the twisting trunks of banksia and eucalypt, this compact Phillip Island home exudes a relaxed holiday vibe that compliments its island location. Silverleaves is a compact, cost effective holiday home that sits both lightly on and effortlessly within its coastal surrounds. It exudes a relaxed holiday ambience with a nature conscious contemporary edge. The residence has been successful in responding to the constraints of the site and aesthetic requirements resulting in satisfied clients and rental occupants alike.

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Best New Residential Design - $500K to $1M construction cost

Coastal Exposure Designer: Designers By Nature Phone: (03) 5562 9823 Web: www.designersbynature.com.au Builder: Dance Constructions Location: Port Fairy, VIC Photographer: Rowena Naylor Photography This home integrates with its surrounds and affords its owners a perfect haven from the elements while offering spectacular views of the southern ocean. Using courtyards and lightweight cladding that has a proven history of longevity, the home is extremely robust whilst having strong aesthetic appeal. Strong form in the suspended guest wing gives a sense of drama on approach as does the bluestone groin leading you to the entry. A design that focuses on solar gain, thermal mass, view sharing from within and privacy from the outside are all achieved with great success.

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Best New Residential Design $500K to $1M construction cost

Trentham House - 700 haus Designer: Glow Design Group Phone: 0438 192 155 Web: www.glowbuildingdesign.com Builder: Rick Egan Location: Trentham East, VIC Photographer: Peter Clarke This farmhouse style house utilises its site to not only expand and frame the views to various aspects, but also by being thermally efficient and comfortable. The designer worked closely with the client to achieve a design that meets their needs through presenting detailed images, three dimensional models and a comprehensive brief. It has satisfied the client brief, and works with materials that suit the surrounds and are low maintenance. The environmental efficiency is such that it has a low footprint and very good build quality using locally sourced materials.

Best New Residential Design $500K to $1M construction cost

Hebe Brace Designer: Visionary Vanguard Phone: (08) 9221 8482 Web: www.visionaryvanguard.com.au Builder: Grandwood Homes By Zorzi Location: Stirling, WA A simple yet dramatic solution to a simple brief that asked to take the client away from a more provisional style of residential architecture by stripping the house down to the absolute basics, to accentuate the form so as to contrast with the existing suburban fabric. Using simple common materials, such as texture coated concrete and brickwork, provided the designer with the tools to create this fine example of minimalist design. Thus standard materials used in a modern way illustrate poetry through minimalism, and give durability over time.

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www.visionaryvanguard.com.au Finalist 2015 for the National Design Awards NABD for Hebe Brace Stirling. Winner 2015 Master Builders of WA Housing Excellence Award for Best Contract Home for Hebe Brace Stirling. Finalist 2015 for the Design Excelllence Awards BDAWA for Hebe Brace Stirling. Winner 2015 New Buildings 251m2 to 350m2 Category BDAWA for Hebe Brace Stirling. Finalist 2015 for the Design Excelllence Awards BDAWA for Hebe Brace Stirling. Finalist 2015 Conceptual Design / Unbuilt Projects BDAWA for Castle Street North Beach. Winner 2014 Conceptual Design / Unbuilt Projects BDAWA for the Bowden Commercial Centre. Winner 2013 Conceptual Design / Unbuilt Projects BDAWA for the Perth International Concert Hall. Finalist 2011 Conceptual Design / Unbuilt Projects BDAWA for the Vaswani Residence Cairo Egypt.


Best New Residential Design - over $1M construction cost

Tarakan Designer: Rachcoff Vella Architecture Pty Ltd Phone: (03) 9429 2733 Web: www.rachcoffvella.com.au Builder: Rod Layton Builders Location: Sorrento, VIC Photographer: Christine Francis Photography Tarakan proudly occupies this site, surrounded by landscaped gardens and retention of significant Moonah trees. The end result is a contemporary family home which responds to the clients brief for an energetic yet relaxed home, ensuring large numbers can be entertained in a relaxed environment, whether around the pool, playing ball, reading under the Moonah tree, taking in the views or simply lounging around the feature local stone fireplace, whilst consuming the local Pinot Noir the Mornington Peninsula is known for. The choice of robust external materials such as Hillview Quarry Stone, Eco 3D Shiplap cladding together with elements of Zinc and natural finish render allows the home to age beautifully over time and further recede into its environment.

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Best New Residential Design over $1M construction cost

White Stone House Designer: Chris Clout Design Phone: (07) 5474 8107 Web: www.chriscloutdesign.com.au Builder: Coastal Building Certifications Location: Alexandra Headland, QLD Photographer: Patrick Oberem This site, with its coastal location, suited a contemporary beach house style. The light freshness of this house is noticed immediately with contemporary detailing on the façade. Successively sized portholes create interest with Eco outdoor ‘Newport’ limestone cladding accentuating the light fresh appearance. Upon entering the house the natural light feeling is continued with the added warmth of timber flooring and cabinetry. Cantilevered timber treads extend over a pond with a glass bridge leading to the master suite. The eye is drawn out through the frameless picture window to the pool in a central courtyard. This allows maximum light penetration to the ground level whilst providing a focal point from all areas.

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Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design - up to $350K construction cost

Convertible Courtyards House Designer: Christopher Megowan Design Pty Ltd Phone: 0451 025 525 Web: www.christophermegowandesign.com.au Builder: Jodans Building Location: Prahran, VIC Photographer: Nils Koenning A central courtyard was created between the weatherboard and modern extension in order to flood the open kitchen, living and dining area with natural light. The conceptual strength of the house is found in the manually operated retractable roof which runs over 12 metres from north to south to cover both courtyards. A hand winch and a block and tackle, allow the slatted timber, steel and polycarbonate roof panel to help regulate sun and rain on the two outdoor spaces, a valuable feature given Melbourne’s famously fickle weather. Two sets of hardwood bi-folding doors, one on each side of the living room, help successfully ensure the all-important connection between indoors and out.

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Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design - $350K to $800K construction cost

North Perth Renovation Designer: arc seven.1 Phone: (08) 9201 1280 Web: www.arc-seven1.com.au Builder: Jason Saunders Location: North Perth, WA Photographer: F22 Photography Neatly tucked away behind the Art Deco façade of the existing home one finds the eye drawn to glimpses of this brilliantly resolved, tastefully crafted and exquisitely detailed addition - a deluxe adult cubbyhouse that is a space for the owners and their growing family to play, explore and relax. A light filled glazed connection from the existing house leads to the two-storey “box” at the rear. Built using lightweight construction methods it seems to float unanchored above the lower level enhancing the feeling of space and light that permeates the entire design. The interior spaces interact seamlessly with the lush outdoor courtyard area that is the final piece in this outstanding example of what quality building design is all about.

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Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design - $ 350K to $800K construction cost

Heritage Re-Invention Designer: EME Design Pty Ltd Phone: 0402 335 588 Web: www.emedesign.com.au Builder: Rock City Building Group Location: South Yarra, VIC Photographer: EME Design On entering, your first impression is that of light and space - a complete transformation from the dark warren it used to be. Rooms are generously proportioned to complement furniture collected over a lifetime, and the palette provides a modern backdrop of white, accented with charcoal planes of floor and benchtop and honey tones of timber ceilings. A departure from the conventional response, its staggered sections and borrowed views allow maximum efficiency where elements are designed for multiple functions.

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Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design - over $800K construction cost

View Street House Designer: DTDA Pty Ltd Phone: (08) 9286 4911 Web: www.dtda.com.au Builder: MAEK Constructions Location: Peppermint Grove, WA Photographer: DMAX Phtography This extensive alteration and additions project respects the original limestone house with elegant, beautifully detailed and executed interiors. Focus is on the internal views of the site rather than compromising the design in pursuit of river views. The resultant views to the outdoor areas from the new areas are the primary focus of the design, featuring a pool located close to the new build. The retention of a large existing tree beautifully compliments the house and provides substantial shading during the summer months. A cellar was added which celebrates the family business and love of wine, while the garage and loft bedroom at the rear provide a bookend to the property and enclose the views emphasising the seclusion and privacy the owners were seeking.

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Best Multi-Residential Design - up to 6 Dwellings

Preston Townhouses Designer: Taylor Reynolds Pty Ltd Phone: (03) 9417 4833 Web: www.taylorreynolds.com.au Builder: Kleev Homes Location: Preston, VIC Photographer: Patrick Reynolds The design vernacular echoes the landscape of the surrounding streetscape in a contemporary manner through both its form and fabric. The form is comprised of pitched boxes, which reflect the gable-ended roofs pervading the streetscape, which are broken up by single storey garages, dividing the mass and creating a sense of rhythm and articulation. The fundamental approach was simplicity in ornamentation; the success of the homes is the restrained detailing and restricted palette of materials. The polycarbonate clad entry element is the main axis of the home, the partial translucence of this traditionally utilitarian material reutilised to allow soft, ethereal light during daylight hours, while at night the light from within serves as a lantern, invoking a sense of theatre.

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Best Multi-Residential Design over 6 Dwellings

Loftus Street Designer: Meyer Shircore and Associates Phone: (08) 9381 8511 Web: www.meyershircore.com.au Builder: Georgiou Group Location: West Leederville, WA Photographer: David Morcombe This unique site is surrounded on all sides by roads with a high level of exposure. Its nine storeys of mixed use development comprises of six storeys of offices and thirty apartments with commanding views of the surroundings across the top three levels. It separates commercial and residential lobbies at the ground floor ‘podium’ level. The site demands a building with presence and the form of the development strives to achieve this. It is bold and commanding with strong vertical lines. The monochromatic colour scheme further enhances the cubic nature of the building. The design is modern, efficient and innovative.

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Best Small Lot Design

Wray Avenue Designer: Sam Martin Building Design Phone: 0410 393 098 Web: www.sammartin.net.au Builder: Michael Beck Location: Fremantle,WA Photographer: Georgina Walsh This design solution, on a difficult and small site of under 250m2, takes great advantage of the limited northerly aspect, clever use of long sightlines, high ceilings and appropriate courtyard locations to provide the desired sense of space and a connection to the outdoors. Use of cedar louvres, limestone and weatherboards create the relaxed casual feel of the Fremantle coastal village environment. Efficient use of living and traffic spaces allow for a multitude of entertaining options while the long distance ocean views from upstairs are magnificent.

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Best Small Dwelling Design - up to 150m2

Urban Oasis Townhouse Designer: Peter Searle Design Phone: 0403 842 080 Web: www.petersearledesign.com.au Builder: Owner Builder Location: Kew, VIC Photographer: Simon Smith Photography The small irregular site sits between a conservative residential street at the front and a largely industrial location at the rear, and successfully merges the polarities to create a respectful response to the design brief. The architectural form epitomises the positives between the industrial and residential location. The entrance is respectful and the rear is a striking yet subtle meeting of urban industrial. The result is a luxurious urban oasis capturing light and maximising the limited space and allowing quiet enjoyment of flowing indoor and outdoor areas.

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Best New/Alteration/Addition Commercial Design

Northbridge Brewing Company Designer: d4 Designs Phone: 0412 987 757 Web: www.d4designs.com.au Builder: Utopia Industries Pty Ltd Location: Northbridge, WA A complex brief including having to deal with the City of Perth, the tenants, the landlord, 26 consultants and multiple state and local government authorities made for a challenging design process. The outcome is an outstanding building on the northern end of the Northbridge Piazza. It houses a working 12 hectolitre micro-brewery giving the interiors an excitingly complex industrial aesthetic with all the brewing pipework and kettles exposed. A rich mix of industrial materials, such as glass, steel copper, raw concrete and recycled bricks, take their cue from the site’s industrial history and provide a relaxed and unpretentious backdrop for a welcoming space for clients and patrons alike, and a turnover for the owners well beyond their expectations.

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Best New/Alteration/Addition Industrial Design

Northbridge Brewing Company Designer: d4 Designs Phone: 0412 987 757 Web: www.d4designs.com.au Builder: Utopia Industries Pty Ltd Location: Northbridge, WA A working microbrewery, showcased within two feature glass boxes, is a proud display of the offerings inside. Patrons enter the venue from Lake Street, by physically walking through the microbrewery and its honest mechanics. There is no fake faรงade or faux brewing kettles, what is poured from the beer font is brewed only meters away. Visually, the aesthetics of the venue responds respectfully to the site by taking cues from its industrial history within a contemporary form. A balance of industrial materials such as glass, steel, concrete and aged bricks, provide an unpretentious backdrop to form a relaxed and welcoming space.

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Best New/Alteration/Addition Public Building Design

Koala Childcare and Early Learning Centre, Warrnambool Designer: Form & Function Building Design Phone: (03) 5561 1099 Web: www.formandfunction.net.au Builder: Nicholson Construction Location: Warrnambool, VIC Photographer: Phinc The local history and sheer presence of this old school building sitting proudly in the streetscape made it a simple choice to be retained and restored for its next chapter. A solid brick gem ready for a revival and given the opportunity to once again have children running through its corridors. The Koala Childcare Centre, Warrnambool was respectfully restored to tell the story about the history of the building and most importantly, to provide a friendly and homely environment for its occupants. The result; a sustainable, modern day refurbishment that will ensure this old building is enjoyed for generations to come.

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Best New/Alteration/Addition Public Building Design

Maranoa Regional CouncilRoma Community Hub Designer: StruXi Design Pty Ltd Phone: (07) 4638 4658 Web: www.struxi.com.au Builder: Sm + KA Duff Builders Pty Ltd Location: Roma, Qld Photographer: StruXi Design Pty Ltd Maranoa Regional Council needed purpose built premises to serve as a ‘hub’ for the provision of social services delivered by Maranoa Regional Council and other social service providers in the region. Key elements from the existing council structures were included in the new design to create continuity and, whilst embracing these existing elements, boldly incorporate vigorous and unique structural elements to create its own identity reflecting the community’s vibrant spirit.

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Best Residential Interior Design

Preston Townhouses Designer: Taylor Reynolds Pty Ltd Phone: (03) 9417 4833 Web: www.taylorreynolds.com.au Builder: Kleev Homes Location: Preston, VIC Photographer: Patrick Reynolds With unadorned detailing and modest materials, it references the textural mid-century modern aesthetic in lieu of glossy surfaces. Honest materials - brick, concrete and timber - secured our attention and, in combination with these materials, the spaces and volumes became the focus. Prefinished oak boards, concrete and polycarbonate were employed internally to contrast against the neutral white walls. To soften the harder materials, thick woven wool carpets were used along with sheer linen curtains concealed in the ceiling recesses. The fireplace - an off the shelf proprietary item - was extended in elevation to sit more comfortably within the wall.

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Best Non-Residential Interior Design

LK Group Designer: Studio Mint Phone: (03) 9092 2678 Web: www.studiomint.com.au Builder: Intact Projects Location: Melbourne, VIC Photographer: Latitude Group Pty Ltd Working within the realms of the original 1972 construction, the design exposes the original architecture of Mordechai Benshemesh and uses the essence with a high-end New Yorkesque opulent working environment. This not only stages the expected success of the group aesthetically but also encapsulates the unison of the group of companies working under one umbrella organisation. Not withstanding the uniqueness and diversity of each sub-brand to foster their own culture and collaboration, it allows for communication within their business and across firms.

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Best Heritage Design

Heritage Re-Invention Designer: EME Design Pty Ltd Phone: 0402 335 588 Web: www.emedesign.com.au Builder: Rock City Building Group Location: South Yarra, VIC Photographer: EME Design The contemporary extension references rather than imitates the existing. The charm of elements such as the fireplace and arched opening have been showcased; faded wallpaper stripped away to reveal the brick walls and brought into the modern day with a coat of white. Keeping with the palette of dark and light, textured and smooth, existing 1960s fluted timber was given a second life as cladding to the master bathroom. At the juncture between old and new the timber ceiling of the extension wraps down the wall, with the dark timber floor seamlessly linking the two and cove lighting illuminating high heritage ceilings.

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Best Special Project Design

Richmond Icon - Dimmeys, Richmond Designer: Armsby Architects Phone: (03) 9676 2296 Web: www.armsby.com.au Builder: Crema Constructions Location: Cremorne, VIC Photographer: Latitude Group Pty Ltd Balancing Heritage Victoria, town planning and community concerns whilst still maintaining a building that was affordable to build and could offer both restoration and revitalisation of Dimmeys was an incredible challenge. Facilitating vehicle and pedestrian access to the site whilst retaining the majority of the faรงade was challenging. Designing a building with a vision for the future in a form that was both sympathetic to and respectful of the existing presented an enormous challenge. It is a positive response for adapting and creating adaptable buildings for our future. This building could well be converted back to commercial use in future should building requirements change.

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Best Sustainable Design

Green & Gold House Designer: Positive Footprints Pty Ltd Phone: (03) 9315 0566 Web: www.positivefootprints.com.au Builder: Jeremy Spencer Location: Seaholme - VIC Photographer: Nick Stephenson Photograph Combining multigenerational living with accessible house design, food production with a seedling‐raising greenhouse, indigenous landscaping, 9.1 star energy rating, passive solar design, water collection and re‐use, earth tube cooling and greywater irrigation, phase change thermal mass, low embodied energy construction materials, extensive environmental specification, an environmental building control management system, and a healthy interior in which the family can live and grow…the Green & Gold House is a model example of how low impact a home can be when all the elements of sustainable design are carefully considered and integrated together.

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Athana

Pyap View

Mt Crosby House

The Greenwood

Category: Best New Residential Design up to $500K construction cost Designer: Arche Design Services Phone: (08) 8584 6797 Web: www.handbuilt.com.au Location: Loxton, SA Photographer: Jane Wilson

Category: Best New Residential Design $500K to $1M construction cost and Best Sustainable Design Designer: Arche Design Services Phone: (08) 8584 6797 Web: www.handbuilt.com.au Location: Pyap, SA Photographer: Jane Wilson

Category: Best Sustainable Design Designer: Archetype Designs and Projects Phone: (07) 3378 1202 Web: www.archetype.net.au Builder: Holley Homes Photographer: David Spencer

Category: Best Multi-Residential Design up to 6 Dwellings Designer: Archsign Pty Ltd Phone: (03) 9230 1400 Web: www.archsign.com.au Builder: Edgebuild Location: Briar Hill, VIC Photographer: Rohan Tennakoon and Jean-Luc Syndikas

Richmond Icon - Dimmeys, Richmond

James Street Indoor Gun Range

Trentham Project

Daisy

Category: Best Heritage Design Designer: Armsby Architects Phone: (03) 9676 2296 Web: www.armsby.com.au Builder: Crema Constructions Location: Cremorne, VIC Photographer: Latitude Group Pty Ltd

Category: Best Special Project Design Designer: Aspect Architects & Project Managers Phone: (07) 4632 9962 Web: www.aspectapm.net Builder: Cavanough Builders Pty Ltd Location: Toowoomba, QLD Photographer: Trevor Cavanough

Category: Best New Residential Design up to $500K construction cost Designer: Beaumont Concepts Phone: (03) 5672 5196 Web: www.beaumontconcepts.com.au Builder: Ecoliv Buildings Location: Trentham, VIC Photographer: Coast Magazine

Category: Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design - up to $350K construction cost and Best Sustainable Design Designer: Blue Star Design Phone: (08) 8554 3152 Web: www.bluestar-designs.com.au Location: Port Elliot, SA

Lexus of Springwood

Pac Av Tannum Sands

The Post Office Bar and Restaurant

Riverside Duplex

Category: Best New/Alteration/Addition Commercial Design Designer: Brad Read Design Group Pty Ltd Phone: (07) 3806 1855 Web: www.brdg.com.au Builder: Sunwest Construction Location: Springwood, QLD Photographer: Paul Smith

Category: Best Multi-Residential Design over 6 Dwellings Designer: Brad Read Design Group Pty Ltd Phone: (07) 5443 3726 Web: www.brdg.com.au Builder: KHA Development Managers Location: Tannum Sands, QLD Photographer: Angus Martin

Category: Best Non-Residential Interior Design Designer: Brad Read Design Group Pty Ltd Phone: (07) 5443 3726 Web: www.brdg.com.au Builder: Reed Construction Queensland Location: Sunshine Coast, QLD Photographer: Tiam Whitfield

Category: Best Multi-Residential Design up to 6 Dwellings Designer: Chris Clout Design Phone: (07) 5474 8107 Web: www.chriscloutdesign.com.au Builder: Coastal Building Certifications Photographer: Patrick Oberem

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McGahan Street Residence

Newman Avenue

Walker Residence

The Abbott Residence

Category: Best New Residential Design over $1M construction cost Designer: Christopher Design Phone: 0416 104 465 Web: www.christopherdesign.com.au Builder: New Way Constructions Location: Carina, QLD Photographer: David Kekwick

Category: Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design - over $800K construction cost Designer: Cunningham Designs Phone: 0411 888 177 Web: www.cunninghamdesigns.com.au Builder: D Pearce Constructions Location: Camp Hill, QLD Photographer: Angus Martin

Category: Best New Residential Design $500K to $1M construction cost and Best Residential Interior Design Designer: David Frazer Design Phone: (08) 8379 8733 Web: www.davidfrazerdesign.com.au

Category: Best New Residential Design $500K to $1M construction cost Designer: DesignBuild Homes Qld Pty Ltd Phone: (07) 3252 2147 Web: www.designbuildhomes.com.au Builder: Gala Constructions Location: Taringa, QLD Photographer: Damien Bredberg

The Page Residence

View Street House

Anderson Residence

Trentham House - 700 haus

Category: Best Heritage Design Designer: DesignBuild Homes Qld Pty Ltd Phone: (07) 3252 2147 Web: www.designbuildhomes.com.au Builder: Tierney Constructions

Category: Best Residential Interior Design Designer: DTDA Pty Ltd Phone: (08) 9286 4911 Web: www.dtda.com.au Builder: MAEK Constructions Location: Peppermint Grove, WA Photographer: DMAX Phtography

Category: Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design - $350K to $800K construction cost and Best Residential Interior Design Designer: EME Design Pty Ltd Phone: 0402 335 588 Web: www.emedesign.com.au Builder: Andrew Bazell Building Location: Grey River, VIC Photographer: EME Design

Category: Best Sustainable Design Designer: Glow Design Group Phone: 0438 192 155 Web: www.glowbuildingdesign.com Builder: Rick Egan Location: Trentham East, VIC Photographer: Peter Clarke

Integrated Wellbeing Centre

Murray Rd Dwellings

The Wynnum Road Project

Matilda Residence

Category: Best New/Alteration/Addition Commercial Design Designer: Greg Pershouse & Associates Pty Ltd Phone: (07) 4151 8350 Web: www.pershousedesigns.com.au Builder: Wayne Kleidon Location: Bundaberg, QLD

Category: Best Multi-Residential Design up to 6 Dwellings Designer: HMA of WA Phone: (08) 9475 0455 Builder: Bill Pitt & Sons Location: Bicton,WA

Category: Best New Residential Design over $1M construction cost Designer: JR Design Services Qld Pty Ltd Phone: (07) 3356 4546 Web: www.joereggi.com Builder: H4Living by Builtex Location: Norman Park, QLD

Category: Best Sustainable Design Designer: JUO Phone: 0421 378 225 Web: www.juo.com.au Builder: JA Constructions Pty Ltd Location: Perth, WA Photographer: Kelly Bucksey Photography

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The Courtyard House

Carine Glades

Tropical House Cairns

Churchlands Residence

Category: Best New Residential Design up to $500K construction cost Designer: Kieron James Design Phone: 0417 633 275 Web: www.thebuildingdesigner.com Builder: Bob Smith Homes Location: Peregian Springs, QLD Photographer: Kieron James

Category: Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design - up to $350K construction cost Designer: KTR Creations Phone: 0435 201 585 Web: www.ktrcreations.com.au Builder: RU Developments Location: Duncraig, WA Photographer: Lumiere Creative

Category: Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design - $350K to $800K construction cost Designer: Lawson Design Phone: (07) 4053 2058 Web: www.lawsondesign.com.au Builder: Maxa Construction Location: Cairns, QLD Photographer: Maxa Construction

Category: Best New Residential Design $500K to $1M construction cost Designer: Mata Design Studio Phone: (08) 6143 7861 Web: www.matadesign.com.au Builder: Alpha Projects WA Location: Churchlands, WA Photographer: D-Max Photography

Eco Autowash

Knight Residence

Dome Port Hedland

Coolbinia Residence

Category: Best Special Project Design Designer: Merge Building Design Phone: (08) 9721 5300 Web: www.mergedesign.com.au Builder: IGM Constructions Location: Bunbury, WA Photographer: Matt Moyes Photography

Category: Best New Residential Design up to $500K construction cost Designer: Merge Building Design Phone: (08) 9721 5300 Web: www.mergedesign.com.au Builder: Dagastino Developments Location: Bunbury WA Photographer: Matt Moyes Photography

Category: Best Heritage Design Designer: Meyer Shircore and Associates Phone: (08) 9381 8511 Web: www.meyershircore.com.au Builder: Westruct Photographer: David Morcombe

Category: Best New Residential Design over $1M construction cost Designer: NDP Design Phone: 0414 592 142 Web: www.ndpdesign.com.au Builder: Azure Construction Location: Coolbinia, WA

The Timberline

Casuarina Place

Apollo Residence

Flinders View

Category: Best New Residential Design $500K to $1M construction cost Designer: Neil Salvia Building Design Phone: (08) 9344 6747 Web: www.nsbd.com.au Builder: Timik Developments Location: Baynton, WA Photographer: Margaret Bertling

Category: Best Multi-Residential Design over 6 Dwellings Designer: Neo Building Design Phone: (07) 3182 1488 Web: www.neobuildingdesign.com.au Builder: Prospero Homes Location: Bray Park, QLD Photographer: Neo Building Design

Category: Best New Residential Design up to $500K construction cost and Best Residential Interior Design Designer: Penna Planning & Design Phone: (08) 8683 3355

Category: Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design - over $800K construction cost Designer: Penna Planning & Design Phone: (08) 8683 3355

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Springfield Residence

Urban Oasis Townhouse

Undara Street

Holly Residence

Category: Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design - up to $350K construction cost Designer: Penna Planning & Design Phone: (08) 8683 3355

Category: Best Small Lot Design Designer: Peter Searle Design Phone: 0403 842 080 Web: www.petersearledesign.com.au Builder: Owner Builder Location: Kew, VIC Photographer: Simon Smith Photography

Category: Best Small Lot Design Designer: Principal Plans Pty Ltd Phone: 0414 301 234 Web: www.principalplans.com.au Builder: Monooka Homes Location: Sunshine Cove, QLD Photographer: Jason Smith Photography

Category: Best New Residential Design $500K to $1M construction cost Designer: Reitsma + Associates Phone: (07) 5491 6834 Web: www.reitsma.com.au Builder: Clare Holly Photographer: Trevor Reitsma

CQ Crane Hire Additions

McCarthy Residence “The Club House”

Seventh Ave

Woolock St

Category: Best Residential Interior Design Designer: StruXi Design Pty Ltd Phone: (07) 4638 4658 Web: www.struxi.com.au Builder: Build Scape Pty ltd Location: Toowoomba, QLD Photographer: Salt Studions

Category: Best Small Dwelling Design up to 150m2 Designer: Synergy Building Design Phone: (07) 3613 0030 Web: www.synergybd.com.au Builder: Kamda Construction Location: Windsor, QLD Photographer: Judi Turner-Buzer

Category: Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design - up to $350K construction cost Designer: Synergy Building Design Phone: (07) 3613 0030 Web: www.synergybd.com.au Builder: Premier Renovation Location: Red Hill, QLD Photographer: Matthew Rex

Wireline Services

Bunbury Farmers Market

Scope Business Imaging

Category: Best New/Alteration/Addition Commercial Design and Best Non-Residential Interior Design Designer: Tascone Design Team Phone: (08) 9227 6719 Web: www.tascone.com.au Builder: Spyda Constructions Location: Osborne Park, WA Photographer: Red Carpet Photography

Category: Best New/Alteration/Addition Public Building Design Designer: Veen’s Design Group Phone: (08) 9721 2526 Web: www.veensdesign.com.au Builder: Civilcon Builders Location: Bunbury, WA Photographer: Graham Hay Photography

Category: Best New/Alteration/Addition Commercial Design Designer: Veen’s Design Group Phone: (08) 9721 2526 Web: www.veensdesign.com.au Builder: Perkins Builders Location: Bunbury, WA Photographer: Graham Hay Photograph

Category: Best New/Alteration/Addition Industrial Design Designer: Rufus Design Group Pty Ltd Phone: (07) 4928 8011 Web: www.rufusdesigngroup.com Builder: Close Constructions Pty Ltd Location: Rockhampton, QLD Photographer: Alicia Harvey

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EDITORIAL

WEATHERTEX,

TIMBER MADE PERFECT NATURALLY! There are not too many building products in the Australian market that tick all the boxes for style, simplicity of use, price, aesthetics and environmental sustainability. And there are definitely very few companies in Australia that still manufacture building products from PEFC-certified state forests or private hardwood suppliers and have been since 1939. Weathertex is almost an enigma – an all Australian-owned company with a better than zero carbon footprint manufacturing high-quality timber cladding for residential and commercial projects. The latest release in Weathertex’s suite of products is Weathergroove, a new timber cladding being produced in smooth, ruff sawn, woodsman or natural profiles, Available in 150, 300, 600 and 1200mm spacings, Weathergroove can be painted with any exteriorgrade acrylic or solvent-based paint. The characteristics of each profile are: • Smooth - a flat surface finish • Ruff Sawn - a surface finish that has the characteristics of un-uniformed vertical and horizontal shallow lines portraying a rustic appearance. • Woodsman - a finish that has the characteristics of a wood-grain effect. The pattern pressed displays the knots and curves of natural timber trees. • Natural- an unprimed surface finish that provides a unique appearance with the features and look of raw undressed timber. Quick and easy to install, Weathergroove has an exclusive joining system designed to clip onto the rebated edges of each panel, allowing each sheet to blend in perfectly for a continuous panel finish. It requires no special tools, silicone or adhesives for installation, is guaranteed not to rot, split or crack for 25 years and fixes directly to the building frame. An added bonus, Weathergroove also provides a safe and reliable means of structural bracing. Weathergroove is the largest panel product available on the Australian market and ideal for covering large areas in a short time. Aesthetically, Weathergroove is the perfect solution to satisfy the trend for natural timber. It is 100% natural - 97% hardwood and 3% wax. Featuring unprimed board with the characteristics and appearance of raw undressed timber, the surface is pressed to create a woodgrain effect. Its rough, deep-cut pattern shows all the knots, cracks and imperfections of natural timber and it can be left to weather naturally or be stained. When allowed to weather naturally, the depth of colour will vary, subject to location and sun exposure, however the board will gradually silver. If the surface is oiled, the look of fresh brown timber is maintained. Weathertex Weathergroove has a thickness of 9.5mm and is available in: • 3660mm x 1196mm • 2745mm x 1196mm • 2440mm x 1196mm Weathertex’s other range of products include Classic, Selflok and Primelok, all high-quality, natural timbers that are easy-to-install and competitively priced. The company’s commitment to environmentally sustainable does not end with its production of timber products. Discarded wood fibre is used as nutrient rich compost; pallets are made from rejected board; bore water is pumped from an on-site aquifer, supplying the factory and then recycled on site to irrigate pasture and wood lots; and packaging is recyclable low-density polyethylene. With more and more ordinary Australians seeking out products and companies that do more than just pay lip-service to environmental sustainability, Weathertex is the perfect choice for any building project. Visit www.weathertex.com.au for more information.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The NABD thanks everybody associated with the 2015 NABD National Building Design Awards, including: Judges Steve Claridge Building Designer, Built Environment Design Institute Ltd Member and President BDAQ Sean Hamilton Building Designer, Hamilton Design Pty Ltd Fellow and Past President BDAV Tamica Lewis Building Designer, Tempus Design Studio Pty Ltd Member and Vice President BDAQ Andy Matthewson Building Designer, Andy Matthewson Designs Member MBDANT Michael Noble Building Designer, M.C. Noble Building Design Member BDASA Sam Payne Building Designer, Payne Designs Member and Vice President BDAWA Karalyn Patrick Building Designer, Stuart J Patrick & Associates Pty Ltd Member and President BDASA Chris Renehan Building Designer, Moombeam Design Member and Vice President BDANT Ian Wilson Building Designer, Wilson id Pty Ltd Member BDAV Paul Wilson Building Designer, Beilby Design Member and President BDAWA All Entrants Editorial Contributions Tamica Lewis Member and Vice President BDAQ

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Because it’s NEW HardieDeck™ not hard work.

It’s not hard to build or maintain. The sun can be punishing on timber decks. Having to stain them regularly can be equally punishing on home owners. HardieDeck™ was bred to minimise maintenance and maximise leisure time. The stylish, smooth 196 mm wide boards suit modern architecture and heritage homes because they can be coated in virtually any colour. The clever Fast-track fixing system makes installation fast and conceals the screws and the gap between the boards with a smart powder coated aluminium strip. HardieDeck™ is backed by a 10 year warranty. It’s made from compressed fibre cement boards which are resistant to termites, rot, fire and damage from moisture*. It’s an ideal deck for pool sides, flame zones and low set decks. Visit HardieDeck.com.au to see HardieDeck™ in a variety of colours and applications.

Major Partner of the National Building Design Awards. ©2015 James Hardie Australia Pty Ltd ABN 12 084 635 558. ™ and ® denote a trademark owned by James Hardie Technology Limited. * When installed and maintained correctly as set out in the Installation Manual.

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The van you need. Guaranteed.

Australia’s most awarded builders deserve Australia’s most awarded van.* *As voted by Delivery magazine. †Warranty & Roadside Assistance valid for 3 years or 200,000km (whichever comes first) from new. Demonstrator vehicles receive balance of new vehicle warranty and Roadside Assistance. Roadside Assistance terms and conditions apply. Call our Customer Service Team on 1800 009 008 or view the Terms and Conditions statement at www.renault.com.au/drivingpeaceofmind for details. ^First 3 scheduled maintenance services capped at $349 per service on new and demonstrator Trafic III models, based on standard scheduled servicing from new and on normal operating conditions. Scheduled maintenance services required every twelve (12) months or up to 30,000km (whichever occurs first). However, Trafic III is subject to adaptive servicing requirements, as determined by the Oil Condition Sensor, and may require servicing prior to the standard twelve (12) months or 30,000km service interval. If vehicle is not presented within three (3) months of when the scheduled service is required, right to that capped-price service under the program is forfeited.

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The NABD Awards Annual has been developed to acknowledge the expertise, creativity and excellence of building designers nationwide.

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