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Residential Design – New Houses over $1M Construction Cost


Winner: Residential Design – New Houses over $1M Construction Cost
Winner: Vibe Design Group Pty Ltd

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Rob Hamer

The Hughes Road residence is a striking, carefully composed and resolved project.

The clients wanted a new residence with lap pool to accommodate a family with three young children, and frequently visiting guests, with zoning for the privacy of all parties. As avid entertainers, the clients requested a billiard room and bar, and that living spaces would flow effortlessly onto outdoor entertaining areas.

The building is elevated above a difficult site to maximise spectacular bay views. Resolution of access, functional planning, and the development of bold architectural forms have been integrated to create an outstanding design.

The building has a geometric articulated street façade; access is through a controlled journey that leads to an elevated timber lined terrace. The residence wraps around this terrace and, with the use of extensive bifold doors, allows the interior to seamlessly open into the exterior, clearly answering the clients brief for “effortlessly connecting the exterior with the interior”.

A restrained palette of low maintenance materials has been selected to provide colour and texture in defining the building form, and complementing the natural environment. Passive solar control has been considered with designed eaves overhangs and high level controllable ventilation louvres. This residence would be a most exciting place in which to live! The successful integration of the many complex elements of this building design clearly makes this project a winner in this category.