The winners of the BDAV’s inaugural 10-Star Challenge were announced at the BDAV’s Annual Dinner, held 29 July 2011. The winner was a collaboration between Lifehouse Design with Crosby Architects and Lewin Consulting. A high commendation was awarded to Sunpower Design Pty Ltd.
“The Lifehouse Design collaboration team ‘ticked the boxes’ and gave us a sophisticated, simple, elegant, house with a two-storey component,” said BDAV President, Tim Adams. “The modular wall treatments would facilitate minimisation of construction material waste and reduction of inefficient site labour processes.”
“The Sunpower Design submission was a refined, sophisticated solution that combines a swoopy main façade which facilitates earlier morning solar access to the north-east and a roof drainage arrangement that all heads in the one direction, to the water tank. The services zone of the floor plan is topped by a north facing skillion roof for integration of solar appliances.”
“The diversity of solutions submitted has been of great interest, as it clearly demonstrates that stringent thermal performance criteria are no barrier to innovative and widely divergent architectural expression,” said Tim.
The BDAV thanks all members who made the substantial commitment of time and energy to participate in the inaugural 10 Star Challenge.
The BDAV acknowledges, with thanks, the assistance and support of Kingspan Insulation, the sponsor of the inaugural 10-Star Challenge.