THEY reveal the who, what and why of the best in affordable — but sustainable — design.

The inaugural Look Green Home Design Awards were launched in April 2009 to showcase the best in affordable, sustainable and innovatively designed homes. Over 100 entries were submitted by builders, designers and architects.

They competed across three categories — best new custom-built home, best display or demonstration home and the best renovation. With thousands of dollars worth of prizes on offer the judges have awarded the following projects as winners.

Experts’ Choice Award — Best New Home (joint winners)

Scarborough 2, QLD (photo 3)

By designer/builder: Mathew Nouwens

Featuring: Scyon™ Matrix™ cladding

Brunswick Lane Solar House, VIC (photo 1)

By architect/owner/builder: Ben Callery

Featuring: radially sawn timber battens over fibre cement sheet

Experts’ Choice Award — Best Renovation

Richmond Remodel, VIC (photo 2)

By architect: Ed Ewers Architecture

Featuring: James Hardie Scyon™ Matrix™ cladding

Experts’ Choice Award — Best Demonstration Home

e3 Logic House, NSW (photo 4)

By architect: Tone Wheeler

Featuring: Scyon™ Matrix™ cladding

Subscribe now at the Look Home website to receive your free copy of the LookHome™ Design Annual featuring the winning entries and to make sure you don’t miss out on next year’s design award program which opens on February 1.