Australian Timber Design Award Winners

Two months ago we gushed over the quality of the 90 odd entries submitted to the 11th Australian Timber Design Awards 2010.   The national winners have just been announced across 22 categories, and it was great to see many had included recycled timbers in their designs.


2010 Australian Timber Design Award

2010 Australian Timber Design Award: David Boyle Architect for Burridge Read Residence

The Burridge Read Residence  located on the central coast of NSW took out the grand prize – the Australian Timber Design Award.   Judges were impressed by its use of new and recycled timbers (recycled blackbutt flooring, recycled sleepers used for driveway and benches), handcrafted timber joinery and the sympathetic use of timber to meld the house into the surrounding National Park.

Sustainable Design – ResidentialSustainable Design – Residential: Breathe Architecure for Transformer House

Built on a small footprint this small urban home in Brunswick, Victoria  is packed full of worthy environmental features.  Heating and cooling issues are smartly dealt with through heated concrete slabs circulating heat, and strategically placed windows and timber battens maximise heat gain in winter, and minimise it in summer. Its northern orientation lets in natural light to living areas, and externally the building is clad in durable natural finishes.

Best Use of Recycled Timber

Best Use of Recycled Timber: Poune Design for Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat Spa Sanctuary

The Spa Sanctuary at Gwinganna in the Gold Coast hinterland used reclaimed timbers from local wharfs, bridges, telegraph poles and old buildings to create a stunningly crafted building !.

People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice Award: Day Bukh Architects for Regatta Foreshore Kiosk & Amenities building

The People’s Choice Award was taken out by the Regatta Foreshore Kiosk and Amenities Building located at Lake Macquarie in NSW which included 4 different types of timber, including recycled red ironbark.

Head on over to the Australian Timber Design Awards to read more about the wonderful award winners, and perhaps get a few hints on how you can incorporate recycled timber design into your next creation!

Photographs courtesy of the Australian Timber Design Awards website.

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1 Comment

  • Hi Jenny,
    We supply Hardwood Decking In a wide range of thicknesses x 2.4 long, made from recycled railway sleepers, dressed, with or without holes.

    Our product has been used for many items including furniture, step treads,stringers, feature walls, posts, bench tops.

    The factory is located at Molendinar QLD mobile: 0466 923 479 please don’t hesitate to call us if we can be a service to you.

    Kind regards
    Bill Greenwood

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