How can you tell when you find something amazing? You obsess over it. You look at every photo in detail. You read about all of the details. You do additional internet searches for project information. That’s exactly what happened when I saw this Building Designers Association Victoria award-winning home.
Callignee II – Regeneration
Every room in this house has amazing detail. Did you notice the horizontal bi-fold window behind the stove in the kitchen? I’m left speechless when it comes to that shower! This home is the perfect balance between industrial and rustic. The home has a pretty interesting story too.
This highly personalised house was rebuilt after being almost razed to the ground during the tragic Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. Survival of significant elements of the house along with a limited insurance payout drove rebuilding rather than wholesale demolition, slotting this entry into the BDAV Awards category of Alterations and Additions $200,000- $500,000. The design has used surviving elements to pay homage to the original house and the owner’s attachment to it, enabling it to re-emerge in exquisite form. As such, the house is testament to the courage of the survivors of a terrible bushfire season.
The house is a lyrical but robust interpretation of contemporary design, which is not only completely at ease in its setting, but actually contributes to its natural beauty. While completely unpolished in its use of materials, such as the surviving structural steel elements, burned concrete and rusted Corten steel internal and external linings, the house has an elegant arrangement of bold forms which appear to float above butt-jointed glass walls, providing a compelling contrast of textures.
Building and Design Association Victoria Awards:
Winner: Building Design of the Year 2011
Winner: Residential Design: Alterations & Additions: $200K – $500K
Winner: Best Energy Efficient Design – Residential
Commendation: Best Environmentally Sustainable Design – Residential
Winner: Interior Design – Residential
Winner: Most Innovative Bathroom Design
Joint-Winner: Most Innovative Kitchen Design
Winner: Most Innovative Use of Steel
Winner: Most Innovative Use of Timber
Designer: Hamilton Design Pty Ltd
Photographer:Alicia Taylor & Lifestyle Channel