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    First female lead designer takes out top prize at 2017 BDAV Building Design Awards

    Nicholas Rider

    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
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