Partners | Sponsors | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Contact
home Design Matters Membership CPD and Education Consumer Information Design Awards Design Profession Information Energy And
Sustainability Hub Job Market News and Media Partnerships Shop
BDAV 2016 Building Design Awards

Taking it to the Bank

Winner Residential Design: New Houses $500K-$1M

Designer: JFK Design Landscape/Buildings/Interiors
Builder: Rock City Building Group
Photographer: We Shoot Buildings and Tom Roe Photography
Location: Brighton, VIC

This striking, modern and stylish new home is an extension, atop the rear component of an original heritage building, formerly a bank. The transition from old to new has been expertly executed. Materiality is the key to the project’s success. The exterior palette of smooth concrete, zinc, original red brick and galvanised steel columns contrasts with the warm timber tones within. Every aspect from entry path, steps, front door, internal stairs, lighting, kitchen, bathrooms and detailed joinery is fully resolved and harmonious. Spotted gum is a key design element. It is the linking feature with its warm materiality adding depth and contrast to the strong and industrial textures on the exterior. This home creates magic moments in uniquely crafted spaces.