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BDAV 2017 Building Design Awards


Winner Excellence in Use of Concrete

Designer: Rachcoff Vella Architecture Pty Ltd
Builder: Layton Builders
Photographer: Shannon McGrath
Location: Portsea, VIC

The use of insitu concrete constructed using sand-blasted, aged oregon timber formwork delivers a textural blanket that wraps around this stunning home. The long continuous lines that appear to float above the rear elevation provide a powerful feature when viewed from afar, yet the detail of the embossed timber-grain ensures the concrete provides a softer, warming experience, close up. Internally, polished concrete floors contrast the textured external use. The quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail, both internally and externally, shows that concrete is truly much more than a driveway covering.