The winner of the fourth annual Boral Design Award has been announced. This conceptual residential design award recognizes the work of architects, building designers and architecture students. The 2009 award encouraged innovative yet realistic concepts in residential design, with a brief to design a 150 m2 family home and its landscape, including detailing that responded to specific challenges of the site.
A $20,000 prize was awarded to the winners – Paul Focic and Jeremy Marsden, from Cox Rayner Architects (Brisbane), for Jacaranda House. The jury said, “Jacaranda House represents the most creative application of materials within a building that responds to climate, topography and orientation, to create maximum comfort and delight for its inhabitants.”
Second Place ($10,000) was awarded to Shane Plazibat, Tony Jemmott, Vincent Teo and Jindrich Hozak of Plazibat + Jemmott Architects (Brisbane). The student category winner ($4,000) was Lachlan Joseph of Queensland University of Technology.