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BDAV 2016 Building Design Awards

Artisan Apartments

Winner Multi Residential Design

Designer: EME Design Pty Ltd
Web: www.emedesign.com.au
Builder: DCS Built
Photographer: Luke Middleton
Location: Heidelberg, VIC

The Artisan Apartments are carefully connected, stunningly sculptural homes for local empty nesters and young professionals. Indoor/outdoor pedestrian links and terraces provide comfortable spaces that encourage neighbourly interaction, making this a friendly and welcoming place to live.

Every apartment has abundant natural light through carefully framed windows, beautiful balconies, creative interiors and fabulous views of surrounding vegetation.

The judges were impressed with the quality of design, site response and outstanding environmental sustainability. Additionally, universal design and liveability are fully implemented, ensuring the building is future-proofed. The changing requirements of occupants due to aging or disability can be cost-effectively achieved with minor modifications due to excellent consideration of adaptable design principles. All these factors make this an exemplar of multi-residential design.