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BDAV 2017 Building Design Awards

No Two The Same

Winner Excellence in Use of Timber

Designer: Melbourne Design Studios Pty Ltd
Web: www.melbournedesignstudios.com.au
Builder: H Daniel Constructions
Photographer: Peter Clarke Photography
Location: Richmond, VIC

Timber features impressively throughout this amazing project, both internally and out, and reflects the craftspersonship associated with the area’s industrial past. A two-toned western red cedar castellated batten system on the street façade enables the clever integration of operable timber shutters on the first-floor balconies. The garage doors have a semi-permeable timber screen which activates the laneway and provides a lantern-lite view for passers-by. Internal courtyards include extensive well designed timber screens and detailing. The use of timber internally is thoughtfully restrained and provides a homely sense of warmth and connection to nature in this inner-city locale.