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NABD award winners Positive Footprints & Christopher Megowan Design

National Association of Building Designers winners of the Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design and the Best Sustainable Design

The Convertible Courtyards House by Christopher Megowan Design backyard, deck, facade, home, house, outdoor structure, property, real estate, siding, black
The Convertible Courtyards House by Christopher Megowan Design is the winner in the Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design category at the 2015 NABD awards

The National Association of Building Designers' (NABD) increasingly popular awards sponsored in 2015 by James Hardie bring out the best in this country's designers, as these two projects reflect.

The first home (top) is winner in the Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design up to $350,000 construction cost. For the Convertible Courtyards House, Christopher Megowan Design created a central courtyard between the weatherboard home and the modern extension to flood the open kitchen, living and dining area with natural light.


The Green & Gold House designed by Positive facade, home, house, neighbourhood, property, real estate, residential area, white
The Green & Gold House designed by Positive Footprints took top honours in the Best Sustainable Design category at the 2015 NABD awards.

The second winning project (middle and lower) attracted Best Sustainable Design with the Green & Gold House. Designed by Positive Footprints, it offers multi-generational living with accessible design, and a greenhouse. It also has a 9.1-star energy rating, passive solar design, grey water reuse, earth tube cooling, and phase change thermal mass, together with the use of low embodied energy materials and green building control management.

NABD, started in 2013, offers a national voice for building designers. Aims include recognition for the profession, teaching programmes, and ongoing development.

Multi-generational living with accessible design and a greenhouse ceiling, daylighting, home, house, interior design, living room, property, real estate, window, gray
Multi-generational living with accessible design and a greenhouse feature in the Green & Gold House which won the Best Sustainable Design category at the 2015 NABD awards.

For a full list of NABD winners, follow this e-book link: goo.gl

For more information on the National Building Design Awards, call 1300 736 634, or go to the web: www.nabd.com.au

Story by: Trendsideas

01 Jul, 2016

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