Sustainable designers take out top BDAV awards

Photography: Chris Neylon

The Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) award winners for 2013 have been announced, with sustainable designers receiving accolades for their entries across multiple categories.

For their refined, affordable and sustainable home designs Maxa Design and Lifehouse Design took home awards for residential design. Maxa Design’s Nunawading house won the Alterations and Additions up to $200,000. Lifehouse Design was recognised for their Campbells Creek home – see Sanctuary 24 for a feature on this house.

The 10-Star Challenge finalists were also announced. MichSquared Design won this year’s single-dwelling award while Melbourne Design Studios were awarded the multi-dwelling award for their urban infill project.

Other sustainable designers recognised for their excellence in design included EME Design for their Mildura Eco Living Centre and Melbourne Design Studios for a commercial office fit-out. Design of the Year went to Wilson id for their South Yarra laneway.

“It was great to see some leading sustainable designers not only winning the energy efficiency awards but also winning the general categories,” said Alternative Technology Association CEO Donna Luckman.

Image: Maxa Design took home a BDAV Residential Design award for Alterations and Additions up to $200,000 for this lovely outer-urban Melbourne home featured in Sanctuary 23.

The 2013 BDAV awards

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