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DUCON TRIUMPHS AT HIA CSR VICTORIAN HOUSING AWARDS 2013



DUCON WINS HOME OF THE YEAR


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Ducon has been awarded one of the housing industry’s highest recognitions, the HIA-CSR Victorian Home of the Year for the new residence at Cosham Street, Brighton. Project Profile.

Ducon was awarded the accolade at the HIA-CSR Victorian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards at Crown Towers on Friday 8thNovember 2013 before a crowd of hundreds of industry leaders and peers.

As well as taking out the top honour for: Victorian Home of the Year  Ducon was also awarded:

Winner - Custom Built Home over $2 Million
 

Victorian Custom Built Home of the Year

We will go on to compete against other Custom Built Homes from around the country at the 2014 HIA Australian Housing Awards, to be held in Queensland in May.

A bold venture between Ducon, Peddle Thorp Architects, and the Client has resulted in a striking example of how a dwelling expresses an original design and quality structure.

This unique residence combines simple forms and pure geometry to ensure a crisp built form which is well-proportioned in volume. The interplay of solid and void spaces in both horizontal and vertical dimensions creates a rich and interesting series of experiences as you move from the street through the home.

‘The pedestrian entrance strikes straight to the heart of the home, where spaces flow vertically and horizontally, offering a sense of freedom.

A confidence in the home’s spirit extends to the selection and application of building materials,’ the judges commented. ‘Wall surfaces glisten super smooth, both inside and out, polished vertical timber lining boards articulate zones and large pavers complete the floor,’ they added. ‘This elegant, relaxing and flexible family home takes a form of interconnecting boxes, some double volume whilst others single.

The individual tradesmanship was truly exceptional, particularly at the junction of various materials which combined seamlessly – different types of concrete were not clearly evident.’ ‘The design is highly functional with the creation of six discrete zones making it effortless to move from space to space. The home sits comfortably amongst an eclectic range of architectural styles from different times in this Bayside suburb of Melbourne.’

Ducon will go on to compete against other Custom Built Homes from around the country at the 2014 HIA Australian Housing Awards, to be held in Queensland in May.

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