WASLEY WOWS JUDGES
The Guildford Hotel’s restoration sensitively integrates modern utilities and services into the interior without impact on the integrity of the historic materials and structure. existing building envelope – to the rectilinear box insertions creating the new spaces and rooms, the modifications are neat and strong without being detracting or overpowering.
“The master retreat was a particularly nice touch given the spatial and budget restraints.”
The heritage-listed federation residence was also named the best residential alteration/ addition valued between $350,000 and $800,000 and was highly commended in the best heritage design category.
But the most wins went to the restoration and renovation of The Guildford Hotel by Adrian Fratelle from Fratelle Group, which won five gongs on the night and was a finalist for the Design Excellence Award.
Fresh from a commendation at the WA Architecture Awards, Fratelle Group took home awards for best heritage design, The Wasley house by Dalecki Design is a sympathetic and contemporary response to a 100-year-old heritage home. Inset: Before the renovation. best non-residential interior design, best sustainable commercial design, best public building design and best commercial alteration/addition valued over $1 million.
The project was praised for its use of the existing material in the 134-year-old building, including features damaged by fire in 2008.
“The commitment to retaining as much of the existing building and its elements is apparent, with strong emphasis on the raw and almost brutal past of the building,” the judges said.
“Artefacts salvaged from the fire and uncovered during the reconstruction have been tastefully reintegrated and displayed respectfully, despite the additional work and unforeseen cost involved.”
BDAWA president and Attic Salt founder Sam Payne said a growing public interest in design had translated into a high calibre of entries in this year’s awards.
“Our Design Excellence winner, Janik Dalecki, joins the growing cohort of young professional BDAWA members aged under 30,” he said.
“This illustrates an upward shift in the base level of design skill that our members possess and it is a refreshing and exciting time to be a part of the BDAWA family.
“Our entries are also illustrating a trend in design changes – over the next year, we can expect to see more customisation, compact solutions and adaptability in our home designs.
“Clients want spaces that reflect their uniqueness and allow them to grow, shift and flex to suit changing living and working conditions.”
For a full list of winners, visit www.communitynews. com.au.
The Guildford Hotel.