Australia Trends Home Trends Volume 32 No 1 Australia - Page 60

Two of the best NABD Design Awards highlight our top designs – these homes each won Best New Residential Design in their category The National Association of Building Designers (NABD) 2015 awards showcased the latest and best design in the country. These two homes attracted major awards. Coastal Exposure attracted Best New Residential Design 500K-1M at the awards night. Created by Dean Picken of Designers By Nature, the home sits atop a sand dune with unimpeded ocean views, outdoor areas placed to address the changeable weather and a suspended guest wing that provides a sense of drama on approach. Paula Hanley, chair of the judging panel, said the designers were recognised for creating a stunning and innovative development adapted to its surroundings. “Designers By Nature created a finely crafted, sophisticated building, that offers a high degree of comfort for its owners.” Planet Homes Display, by Trevor Reitsma of Reitsma + Associates took out the Best New Residential Design – up to $500K category. Nestled on a 480m2 lot, the Queensland display home has a multilevel layout – expressed via horizontal planes and broad overhangs. The layout, wrapped in glass and courtyards, gives a point of difference. The judges commented that the project pushes the boundaries of display homes. For a full list of NABD winners, follow this e-book link: For more information on NABD, call 1300 736 634, or go to: search: 47929 or NABD at This page: Designers By Nature (top) and Reitsma + Associates (mid, lower) both attracted top awards in their categories at the popular 2015