Savvy home design projects take top places in the 2015 NABD awards

Urban Oasis Townhouse by Peter Searle Design, Wray Avenue by Sam Martin Building Design, and Heritage Re-Invention by EME Design are all winners of NABD awards
The Best Heritage Design winner in the 2015 ceiling, estate, house, interior design, living room, property, real estate, room, stairs, gray
The Best Heritage Design winner in the 2015 NABD awards was Heritage Re-Invention, by EME Design.

The National Association of Building Designers (NABD) awards puts Australia's top designers firmly in the spotlight. The event was sponsored in 2015 by James Hardie. Here are just three of the deserved winners and the judges' abridged comments.

Wray Avenue, by Sam Martin Building Design, won Best Small Lot Design. This design, on a difficult site of under 250m², takes advantage of a limited northerly aspect. A clever use of long sightlines, high ceilings and courtyards provided a sense of space and links to the outdoors.

Urban Oasis Townhouse, by Peter Searle Design, took home Best Small Dwelling Design up to 150m². The small irregular site sits between a conservative residential street at the front and a largely industrial location at the rear, and successfully merges the polarities to create a respectful response to the design brief.


The Best Heritage Design winner in the 2015 ceiling, estate, house, interior design, living room, property, real estate, room, stairs, gray
The Best Heritage Design winner in the 2015 NABD awards was Heritage Re-Invention, by EME Design.

The Best Heritage Design winner was Heritage Re-Invention, by EME Design. The modern extension references rather than imitates the existing, while the charm of elements such as the fireplace and arched opening have been showcased.

Formed in 2013, NABD's aims include recognition for the profession, teaching programmes, and ongoing development.

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

The Best Heritage Design winner in the 2015 ceiling, estate, house, interior design, living room, property, real estate, room, stairs, gray
The Best Heritage Design winner in the 2015 NABD awards was Heritage Re-Invention, by EME Design.

To contact the National Association of Building Designers, call 1300 736 634, or go to the web: www.nabd.com.au

Jan 20, 2017
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