Awarded for its holistically sustainable and functional aspects, designed to off-set the harsh urbanized conditions of its inner-city location, The Commons is a great blend of design and functionality. The project utilises timber for all its qualities and advantages including weathering, material longevity and acoustic and thermal absorption. The smart design and natural timber facade is also visually pleasing, softening the grittiness of its industrial surrounds.
Commendation: Cut-Away Roof House
Architect: Scale Architecture
This project was considered brave in its timber usage and had a beautiful sense of consistency throughout. Not only did it demonstrate the versatility of timber in external application, there was a suitable use of restraint in the design.