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BDAV 2013 Building Design Awards

Wharfside

Winner Peoples' Choice Award

Designer:Ecotecture Design Group Pty LtdBuilder:Brent Shemsheon
Phone:(03) 5480 7884 Photographer:Tracey Hughes Photography
Web:www.ecotecturedesign.com.au 

The brief was to craft a contemporary home maximising views over the Murray River that also resonates with the surrounding neighbourhood character and streetscape of the historical Port precinct. The client’s priorities were contemporary style, large entertaining areas, river vistas from the master bedroom and living areas, and connectivity to all living areas enabling natural light to filter through the home. The architectural form is perfectly balanced with the neighbourhood character and embraces a slight contemporary twist. The complex site constraints created challenges in meeting the client brief while continuing to preserve the historical streetscape. Distinct and dynamic roof forms, both internal and external, were incorporated in the design, creating a striking, yet functional space. A combination of contemporary design with traditional building methods maximise the visual aspect to the river, achieving a design in complete harmony with the existing streetscape, with an abundance of light penetrating deep into the building.