BDAV Annual Awards


The winners of the Building Designers Association of Victoria Annual Awards were announced on Friday 30th July. Among the wealth of categories, two stood out:

Most Innovative Kitchen Design – Winner: Form & Function Building Design
The renovation, by Form & Function Building Design, was designed to create an aesthetic of a home that has been lived in for a while. Paula Hanley, Chair of the judging panel, said the design achieved the warehouse feel it strived for.

“The raw use of black metal pipes, reclaimed timbers and concrete give the kitchen a feeling of place and age. The client’s ‘abstract’ personality and ‘masculinity’ are evident in these finishes. The use of industrial switches and power points sit comfortably beside the metal dropped light fittings, and exposed timber structures,” Ms Hanley said. “This is a great example of what building designers can do, and is exactly what we’re looking for when we judge these awards,” she said.

Form & Function Building Design (03) 5561 1099

Most Innovative Bathroom Design – Winner: Royston Wilson Design
St Kilda West Project, by Royston Wilson Design, transformed an existing storage space into a
spacious and light filled bedroom that includes an ensuite and robe. Paula Hanley, Chair of the judging panel, said that 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,” Ms Hanley said.

Royston Wilson Design (03) 9822 3173 www.roystonwilson.com.au
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