The cross-cultural design of a Yarraville home renovation has won two industry awards, placing it among the state’s best.
The ‘Agnes 4’ renovation collected Dig Design prizes for both ‘residential – alterations and additions ($200,000–500,000)’ and ‘excellence in use of timber’ at last weekend’s 21st Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) awards presentations.
Judges of the first award noted that the renovation played on both the form of a traditional inner-west weatherboard cottage and a Japanese courtyard house.
“Starting with a dilapidated, dark and spatially deprived cottage on a tight block, this design response excels by providing well-proportioned light-filled spaces with an apparent ease of connectedness with the outdoor environment,” the judges noted.
The other, ‘excellence in use of timber’ award recognised that the “elegant extension” had created internal continuity by using timber such as spotted gum and blackbutt as a constant throughout the home.
“The overall effect of this play with timber is a warm, calm and inviting interior, juxtaposed with a robust and honest exterior.”
The annual BDAV Building Design Awards celebrate Victoria’s best residential, interior, sustainable, heritage conservation and non-residential design projects.