2013 Melbourne Design Awards - Key Dates

25 August 2013 - Extended close date
2 September 2013 - Judging
19 September 2013 - Finalists announced
15 October 2013 - Rating Closes
23 October 2013 - Awards Night
Best of the best - Winners list

Architecture - Residential - Constructed

This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow. The project must be constructed.

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Nominations in Category

Aireys Inlet Residence - Private Client / Perrett Ewert Leaf Pty Ltd

Architecture - Residential - Constructed

- Winner

Located 50 metres above sea level and overlooking the ocean, capturing the site's natural features was a priority. A secluded bush coastal site featuring unbroken panoramic views to Victoria's Southern Ocean 50 metres below, capturing views north easterly along the coast to Point Roadknight near Anglesea , and glimpses of the light house at Aireys Inlet to the south west. Situated high at the top of the large site, it was an opportunity to deliver to the client a unique residence overlooking the tree tops to the ocean views from the living and entertaining areas , and through the rear courtyard and entertaining area to the swimming pool on the forest side of the house.

Piermont - Private Client / Rachcoff Vella Architecture Pty Ltd

Architecture - Residential - Constructed


Single storey private residence for a family of 6 in semi-rural Victoria.

Dent Street House, Glen Iris - Private Client / Metroworks Architects Pty Ltd

Architecture - Residential - Constructed


A funky and stylish, open planned and welcoming home with all the modern conveniences, nestled into a beautifully landscaped garden. With a modern architectural style, the home has a dramatic entrance composed of a cantilevered portico, angular walls and eaves, high volumes and an amazing hand-laid stone fin wall that cuts from inside to out and soars from the impressive entrance through the first floor and beyond the roof. The exterior also features zinc cladding on the upper walls and a stunning cantilevered, eave design complemented by the warmth of natural timber cladding and zinc-coloured face brickwork. The interior includes crisp, custom-designed joinery throughout – all designed by the architect to work with continuity of style throughout the house. The layout is completed by a covered alfresco area in the landscaped back garden, with striking black ceiling that "disappears" into the night sky. An integrated outdoor kitchen seamlessly links the interior living spaces to the garden, swimming pool and spa. Located close to the house, the swimming pool and spa double as a water feature – bringing the outside in.

Wolf House - Wolf Architects

Architecture - Residential - Constructed


What is a family home in this day and age? There is a trend for larger homes but how do we make them homely and inviting? How do we keep a family connected? The Wolf house answers these questions through the architects design philosophies. Wolf Architects believes that the family is the microcosm of humanity and that the house (as a place to nurture the family) is a microcosm of all greater architecture. The Wolf house has an "East meets West" theme for a Young family of 5 with Asian heritage. A home that is playful, flexible, energy efficient, and light filled. An open plan with views and vistas throughout, yet still private with clearly defined spaces and zones. A house to make or preserve memories with ample storage and display space for various collections and art pieces. A home based architectural practice is also to be accommodated with separate entrance and amenities. Then there are also the 5 classic cars to consider. There were many things to consider and the challenge was in bringing it all together such that it all feels homely and connects the family

hans house - / MODO Architecture

Architecture - Residential - Constructed


A new family home in the western suburbs of Victoria, the proposed design strives to create a house

Templestowe Residence - Private Client / Henry Architects Pty Ltd

Architecture - Residential - Constructed

A boomerang-crooked building that looks like its deep in the bush, but instead is sited on a tree-clad backblock of Melbourne’s Templestowe community, sited beside the Mullum Mullum creek.


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