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St Kilda West Project


Winner: Most Innovative Bathroom Design
Winner: Royston Wilson Design

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Paul Howes Construction
Andrew Ashton

St Kilda West Project

Clever design has transformed an existing storage space into a spacious light-filled bedroom that includes an ensuite and robe. It would have been very easy for a bathroom installed into a ceiling storage space to feel claustrophobic and dark. But careful planning and creative thought have given this bathroom both light and space, rarely found in ceiling spaces.

The use of a single finish of ply cladding to line the cathedral ceiling has contributed to the effect of maximising the space. It also provides a warm background to the white and high gloss of the bathroom finishes. The bathroom finishes are simple and functional, but have remained light and seamless. The use of mirror in the bathroom has not only added space and light, but has assisted in minimising angles and awkward spaces.

Skylights and a ball light over one of the part height walls provide both functional light sources and help to open up the area.

The angled walls provide privacy yet openness to the rooms behind. Movement is encouraged through the use of angles.

Insulation through walls and around pipes ensure maximum acoustic deadening for both bedroom guests and for those in the living room below.

It is the borrowing of potentially unusable space in the lower angles of the roof space that help maximise storage in the bathroom cabinets.

This is a great example of clever design through light, shape, finish and scale.

This project also won Residential Design–Alterations & Additions up to $200K.