A heritage home in the Melbourne suburb of Windsor has taken out the Building Design of the Year award at the 2017 BDAV Building Design Awards.

Killara by Junctions 90 was designed and renovated “to be so well-conceived, well-built and embedded in the enduring architectural principles of modernism that it would never be demolished”.

Design highlights include a reflective stainless-steel finish to the upper-storey rear fa├žade, and a simple material palette consisting of concrete, steel, and glass.

“It is great to see a stately home preserved with respect and integrity. Showcasing a beautiful interpretation of modernist architectural values, this project pushes the creative boundaries to produce a truly unique and inspiring design,” says Marc Bernstein-Hussmann, chair of the judging panel.

“The project is an impressive take on a heritage building, making a bold statement with the addition of a two-storey, self-contained apartment.”

Lead designer, Dina Malathounis, is the first female lead designer to win Building Design of the Year in its 22 years of existence.

Other winning projects included Joan 7.3 by Bios, Alphington Townhouses by Green Sheep Collective, Keane/Forest Project by Tina Lindner Building Design, and The Essential Ingredient by Wilson id.

Created by the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV), the BDAV Building Design Awards recognises excellence in building design, and promotes the importance of the building design profession to both the building industry and the wider community. 

BUILDING DESIGN OF THE YEAR 2017

WINNER

Killara by Junctions 90
KillaraP02.jpgPhotography by Christine Francis 


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN: NEW HOUSES $300K-500K CONSTRUCTION COST

WINNER

Joan 7.3 by Bios
Joan-7-3-by-Bios-Image-Meagan-Harding.jpgPhotography by Meagan Harding 


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN: NEW HOUSES $500K-$1M CONSTRUCTION COST

WINNER

Doncaster Residence by Sync Design
Doncaster-Residence-by-Sync-Design-Image-Jack-Lovel.jpgPhotography by Jack Lovel 

COMMENDATION

  • Keane/Forest Project by Tina Lindner Building Design

MULTI-RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

WINNER

Alphington Townhouses by Green Sheep Collective
Alphington-Townhouses-by-Green-Sheep-Collective-Image-Emma-Cross.jpgPhotography by Emma Cross 

COMMENDATION

  • Green Edge by Armsby Architects

RESIDENTIAL SMALL LOT DESIGN

WINNER

Project Carlisle by JFK Design
Project-Carlisle-by-JFK-Design-Image-We-Shoot-Buildings.jpgImage: We Shoot Buildings 

COMMENDATION

  • Joan7.3 by Bios

RESIDENTIAL HERITAGE DESIGN

WINNER

Keane/Forest Project by Tina Lindner Building Design
Keane-Forest-Project-by-Tina-Lindner-Building-Design-Image-Amorfo.jpgImage: Amorfo 


RESIDENTIAL RESTORATION

WINNER

Killara by Junctions 90
KillaraP03.jpgPhotography by Christine Francis 


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN – ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS: UP TO $200K

WINNER

Project Carlisle by JFK Design
Project-Carlisle-by-JFK-Design-Image-We-Shoot-Buildings_2.jpgImage: We Shoot Buildings 


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN – ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS: $200K–$500K

WINNERS

The Cheese House by Positive Footprints
The-Cheese-House-by-Positive-Footprints-Image-Simon-Black.jpgPhotography by Simon Black 

Deco House by Glow Design
Deco-House-by-Glow-Design-Image-Elizabeth-Schiavello.jpgPhotography by Elizabeth Schiavello 


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN – ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS: OVER $500K

WINNER

Killara by Junctions 90
KillaraP04.jpgPhotography by Christine Francis 


ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN – RESIDENTIAL

WINNER

Green Edge by Armsby Architects
Green-Edge-by-Armsby-Architects-Image-Armsby-Architects.jpgImage: Armsby Architects 


ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DESIGN – RESIDENTIAL

WINNER

The Cheese House by Positive Footprints
The-Cheese-House-by-Positive-Footprints-Image-Simon-Black_2.jpgPhotography by Simon Black 


INTERIOR DESIGN – RESIDENTIAL

WINNER

Killara by Junctions 90
KillaraP05.jpgPhotography by Christine Francis 

COMMENDATION

  • Keane/Forest Project by Tina Lindner Building Design

NON-RESIDENTIAL DESIGN – NEW PROJECT

WINNER

ACME1 Head Office, Manufacturing and Wholesale by CBA Building Designers
ACME1-Head-Office-Manufacturing-and-Wholesale-by-CBA-Building-Designers-Image-Imagine-Pictures.jpgImage: Imagine Pictures 


NON-RESIDENTIAL DESIGN – ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS

WINNER

The Essential Ingredient by Wilson id
The-Essential-Ingredient-by-Wilson-id-Image-Tatijana-Plitt.jpgPhotography by Tatjiana Pitt

COMMENDATION

  • Holy Rosary Church Addition

NON-RESIDENTIAL RESTORATION

WINNER

Block Court Restoration
Block-Court-Restoration-Image-Simon-Anderson.jpgPhotography by Simon Anderson 


INTERIOR DESIGN – NON-RESIDENTIAL

WINNER

The Essential Ingredient by Wilson id
The-Essential-Ingredient-by-Wilson-id-Image-Tatijana-Plitt_2.jpgPhotography by Tatjiana Pitt


MOST INNOVATIVE BATHROOM DESIGN

WINNER

Merilyn House by Little Brick Studio
Merilyn-House-by-Little-Brick-Studio-Image-Get-Flashed-Photography.jpgImage: Get Flashed Photography 


MOST INNOVATIVE KITCHEN DESIGN

WINNER

Venendo Insieme by Design Unity
Venendo-Insieme-by-Design-Unity-Image-Matthew-Mallett.jpgPhotography by Matthew Mallet 


MOST INNOVATIVE SMALL WORKS PROJECT

WINNER

M8 Project by Nagy Design
M8-Project-by-Nagy-Design-Image-Holmberg-Photography.jpgImage: Holmberg Photography 


PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

WINNER

Merilyn House by Little Brick Studio
Merilyn-House-by-Little-Brick-Studio-Image-Get-Flashed-Photography_2.jpgImage: Get Flashed Photography 


EXCELLENCE IN USE OF STEEL

WINNER

Killara by Junctions 90
KillaraP01.jpgPhotography by Christine Francis 

COMMENDATION

  • Fold House by In2

EXCELLENCE IN USE OF TIMBER

WINNER

Moama Anglican Grammar School
Moama-Anglican-Grammar-School-Image-Rhys-Leslie-1.jpgPhotography by Rhys Leslie 


EXCELLENCE IN USE OF GLASS

WINNER

Ida Calet by Design Unity
Ida-Calet-by-Design-Unity-Image-Matthew-Mallett.jpgPhotography by Matthew Mallett 


EXCELLENCE IN USE OF LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS

WINNER

Temperance Court by Project Now
Temperance-Court-by-Project-Now-Image-PROJECT-Now.jpg
Image: Project Now 

COMMENDATION

  • Alphington Townhouses by Green Sheep Collective

BEST RESPONSE TO A DESIGN BRIEF BY A STUDENT

WINNER

Bine He 

BEST DIGITAL PRESENTATION BY A STUDENT

WINNER

Bruno Gusmao

COMMENDATION

  • Bin He

DRAFTING EXCELLENCE BY A STUDENT

WINNER

Liyan Shi

COMMENDATION

  • Chloe Brennan