Many projects come across the desk at Architecture & Design, and often we are left in awe of the developments that we showcase. The expertise and understanding of these architects and their ability to create something to the desires of their clients and/or stakeholders is something that should never be understated.
It’s for this reason that we look to correctly showcase and celebrate those who make alterations and/or additions to existing dwellings. The remodelling of spaces that have been in place for decades and even centuries is no mean feat, which is why the Sustainability Awards has its own category dedicated to projects of this manner.
The Single Dwelling (Alteration) category accepts entries that have seen 50 percent of a Class 1a building either extended or altered. All projects and design firms located within Australia are eligible to enter.
Designs that demonstrate a balance between usability and sustainability will be rewarded for their efforts to do so. The design of the category winner will be original both in its response to the client brief and in the way it tackles issues of sustainability as related to single dwelling homes. As well as this, the project will also represent an innovative approach to achieving best practice sustainability outcomes.
The key considerations for the category are innovation and originality, response to client brief, high levels of liveability, long-lived and easily maintainable solutions, relevance to context, high levels of research, holistic view of sustainability measurements.
Bondor is the proud Category Partner of the Single Dwelling (Alteration) category for 2022. Supplying thermal building solutions and lightweight architectural panels for Australian homes since its inception, Bondor is a great believer in durability equals sustainability. Their products are made with premium materials and held to the highest of standards, in order to ensure they stand the test of time and remain a sustainable element of the home.
The 2022 Sustainability Awards shapes up as the night of nights for the built environment industry, and particularly for those who aspire to adopt sustainable principles within their designs to shape the world around us. The Single Dwelling Alteration/Addition category, as well as the other 14 categories, will be announced at our first in-person event since 2019. To enter, visit sustainablebuildingawards.com.au.
Image: Bondor products help architect realise vision of sustainable ‘off the grid’ home