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BDAV 2014 Building Design Awards

Chilled Form

Winner Residential Design: New Houses $500K-$1M construction cost

Designer: Clever Design Builder: Niche Building & Management
Phone: (03) 6248 8283   Photographer: Ian Wallace

“Simply Stunning” was the judges comment. Exceptionally well thought out and detailed externally and internally. From the first view of the innovative architectural form, the story throughout the home is constantly revealing a new highlight. Initially the drama is established by the curved roof inspired by the curling form of a breaking wave. Angled timber columns add to the sense of drama.

Water views are obtained from almost all parts of the home. Though the signature room is clearly the ‘chill out room’ where panoramic bay views are gained through large window panes angled to reduce direct sunlight while adding significant interest to the space. Outdoor living areas have been discreetly protected from the cold prevailing winds.

The colour palette throughout is subtle yet still manages to surprise, with splashes of light ochre balanced with periodic use of timber for visual warmth.

Internally, the kitchen and bathrooms display thought and subtle detailing to complete a thoroughly thought out home.

Uncompromisingly minimalistic, the design reflects spatial quality yet provides a stimulating environment accentuated by the rhythm of contrasting, striking textures and a restrained colour palette that creates synergy between indoor and outdoor spaces.