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Callignee II Regeneration


Most Innovative Use of Timber

Hamilton Design Pty Ltd
(03) 9707 1824
Chris Clarke
Alicia Taylor & Lifestyle Channel

Callignee II - Regeneration

This entry wins this category for the unique ways in which timber has been used throughout. Heavy timber planks form the access bridge to the upper level of the house, and are used in seemingly random lengths for a suspended floor. Similar planking forms a shower platform which, in turn, covers a sunken Japanese-style bath. Massive recycled wharf timbers are stacked and bolted to form bathroom vanities, and roughhewn timber forms a backdrop to the bed in the main bedroom. A floating stair with thick timber treads connects upper and lower levels, and raw timber elements abound in the landscaped garden areas. The timber used is generally recycled, or sustainably sourced. The designer has exercised great skill in the use of robust materials to achieve a surprisingly sophisticated result.