A Dromana house described as “an outstanding example of how thoughtful design can create a visually bold result” has been awarded Building Design of the Year at the 24th annual Building Design Awards in Melbourne. Moat’s Corner picked up the award just days after winning a Good Design Award in the Architectural Design category at the Good Design Awards in Sydney.
Designed by the Mornington-based Vibe Design Group, Moat’s Corner acts as a centrepiece within 2ha of manicured gardens on the 21ha Dromana property, and the judging panel was impressed by the “understated simplicity” of the design and its “innovative use of space and superior finishes”. Panel member Ingrid Hornung said: “Moat’s Corner is an outstanding example of how thoughtful design can create a visually bold result while crafting a functional home for a growing family. Its elevated structure and floor-to-ceiling windows offer exceptional views of the natural surrounds; it is a sleek and contemporary home, built to last.”
Vibe Design Group lead designer Michael O’Sullivan said the house’s slimline roof, raised floor and entry on the west side offered a transparent and picturesque outlook of the pool and surrounding gardens from every angle. “The site’s gardens are close to 100 years old, so it was important our design embraced the views and brought these into the home,” Michael said. “The design for Moat’s Corner is all about bringing a sense of ease and effortlessness — that modernist ethos — which we believe can change how people live, and that’s what we are all about.”
The Building Design Awards, formerly known as the Building Designers Association of Victoria Building Design Awards, recognise excellence in residential and non-residential building design. For a full list of award-winners, visit designmatters.org.au