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Most Effective Use of Steel


Most Effective Use of Steel
Winner: Vibe Design Group Pty Ltd

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Travis De Clifford

Steel was the material of choice for this application, given its inherent strength despite its limited size. Steel portals are designed to appear as though speared through the ‘beach house’ styled core of the detached guesthouse. Combined with the glass infill, the bedrooms within are provided an uninhibited view

The Tasman Project pipped the opposition to win the award for Most Effective Use of Steel. An excellent result has been achieved by providing a design that utilises steel portals to create angled floating second storey wings, reminiscent of the 1960s’ 'modern' trend. Only steel could allow such strong cantilevers without the use of heavy beams and supporting posts.

The steel is also cleverly used and integrated as part of the façade to both provide structural integrity and unique form, reminding us that steel can not only be used as a structural element, but can also add another dimension to the aesthetics of a building.

This is an amazing transformation from an old brick garage to an inviting guesthouse, complete with views across the pool and tennis court areas.