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BDAV 2015 Building Design Awards

Trentham House - 700 haus

CommendationResidential Design: New Houses $500K-$1M

WinnerBest Environmentally Sustainable Design – Residential

Designer: Glow Design Group Builder: Rick Egan
Photographer: Peter Clarke Location: Trenthan East, VIC

This dwelling inspires imagery from the classic Australian rural characteristic of the typical working buildings of the past, once common across the rural landscape. The simple palette and use of corrugated iron, combined with timber, stone and glass lets the dwelling nestle comfortably into its surrounding rolling landscape. The site location and orientation captures direct sunlight, filling the living areas with light. This design also engages in both passive and active environmental techniques and systems to accomplish the brief of the design for a complete off-grid house. This rural retreat was a great contender within this category and the judges believed it to be worthy of a commendation.