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Best Small Works Project

Gallery Letterbox

Winner: Best Small Works Project
Winner: Nagy Design Pty Ltd

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Brett Holmberg

A new category was introduced in this year’s Awards to recognise small structures which, when viewed as stand-alone elements, exhibit originality, inventiveness and design skill. This contemporary designed letter-box met all this criteria and more, making it worthy of the Award.
The letter-box married the competing tensions between:

  • design criteria restricted by an urban design covenant;
  • Australia Post letter-box design standards; and
  • the client’s design brief.

The design response has encapsulated the strict requirements of design requirements articulated in the covenant that relates to the estate on which this site is located and provides a unique look to complement the building. It creates a complementary relationship between the street, the surroundings and the home.

This well designed, functional, letter-box integrates the massing, proportions and façades of the surrounding built form within the estate. It provides a space for large-sized letters, and a lockable box. While providing a space that holds the mail, the letter-box blends in with the character of the area.