WASLEY WOWS JUDGES

Stirling Times - - Residential -

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 Wasley.

The Guild­ford Ho­tel.

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