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BDAV 2017 Building Design Awards

Killara

Winner Building Design Of The Year 2017

Designer: Junctions 90 Builder: Junctions 90
Photographer: Christine Francis Location: Windsor, VIC
Web: www.junctions90.com.au

One of the many striking things in this building is its upper-storey rear fa├žade. With the reflective stainless steel finish, it seems to just disappear into the sky. This move allows the ground floor addition to the heritage building to shine in its very own right, and to showcase a beautiful interpretation of modernist architectural values.

In line with this Miesian approach, the materials palette is kept simple and clear: concrete, steel, and glass define a vast unobstructed free-flowing interior, and connect inside and outside. Carefully considered detailing is true to the nature of these materials.

The interiors themselves are an extension of the building design: they are comfortable and beautiful inviting spaces. In fact, all aspects of this building show a set of highly skillful hands, from interiors to design, from restoration to integration, from planning to execution.

An impressive design response to the heritage building, confident yet respectful of its relationship with the environs and landscape, this building is a real standout and shows true excellence in building design. Congratulations, Killara!