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Baranduda ‘Greenest House’ challenges mindsets to win ESD Building Design Award

MELBOURNE: Greenest House, by Massimo Loche of Ausplan Design Group, has won the Building Design Award for Environmentally Sustainable Design, sponsored by Weathertex, at the 2021 Design Matters National Building Design Awards.

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James Hardie Award winner wows from every angle

MELBOURNE: A stunning country-Victorian home by Ryan Darling of RLD Design has taken out the James Hardie Award (Vic.) at the 2021 Design Matters National (DMN) Building Design Awards.

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One-off monument to minimalism wins Building Design of the Year Award Victoria

MELBOURNE: Silver Linings, by Wade Stephens of Rachcoff Vella Architecture, has taken out the Building Design of the Year Award (Vic.) at the 2021 Design Matters National Building Design Awards.

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Brilliant building design raises the bar at DMN BD Awards in Perth

The best display of building design ever seen in WA has wowed the audience at the 2021 Design Matters National (DMN) Building Design Awards held in Perth on Friday 15 October.

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Bold, 9-star Cowaramup ‘barn’ wins Environmentally Sustainable Design Award in WA Awards

PERTH: Honeysuckle House, a 9-star Cowaramup home designed by Margaret-River-based Building Designer Michael Lurie of Lurie Concepts, has won the Design Matters National Building Design Award for Best Environmentally Sustainable Design (WA) 2021.

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Stunning Bicton cliff-hanger wins DMN Building Design of the Year in WA Awards

PERTH: Infinity Views, a stunning, multi-million-dollar Bicton home by John LeClare Josephs of Superseed Architecture, has won the Design Matters National Building Design Award for Building Design of the Year (WA) 2021.

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Great-looking eco-entertainer wins James Hardie Award in WA Awards

Kensington Residence, a beautiful home designed for bringing family and friends together, has taken out the much sought-after James Hardie Award (WA) at the 2021 Design Matters National (DMN) Building Design Awards.

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Sustainability Month kicks off 1 September 2021

DMN’s online festival of sustainable building design: ‘SUSTAINABILITY MONTH’ kicked off today. The four-week, 13-part program features technical and non-technical webinars presented by leaders in sustainable building design.

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NCC zeros in on energy efficiency

The most significant update to the National Construction Code (NCC) in more than a decade will increase the required thermal performance of homes from the current level 6-stars NatHERS to the equivalent of 7 stars, according to a draft update release

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‘DMN TALK’ podcast breaks new ground in sustainable building design in Australia

The first episode of ‘DMN TALK’ – “Builder, Designer & Assessor: Why early collaboration is key to sustainable building design” – features a three-way conversation, between a builder, building designer and an energy assessor, exploring..

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15 Kitchen Design Ideas

The first episode of ‘DMN TALK’ – “Builder, Designer & Assessor: Why early collaboration is key to sustainable building design” – features a three-way conversation, between a builder, building designer and an energy assessor, exploring..

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Design intersects with Building Science

Late last October, the AIRAH Building Physics Conference was held in Melbourne.

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Creating a smooth finish and clean lines

Steeply pitched gable roofs, strikingly clean & straight lines plus simple cladding and pared-back wall finishes in neutral colour palettes are the hallmarks of a typical Scandi Barn home.

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NatHERS Certificate updates

NatHERS Administrator have completed major updates to the NatHERS Certificate to improve its usabili

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HELPING BUILDING DESIGNERS TO REALISE THEIR VISION

Great news for building designers, with the renewal of a sponsorship deal between AWS and Design Matters National (DMN) – a partnership that has already spanned more than 15 years..

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Island Block & Paving is excited to join Design Matters National as a sponsor

Victorian Area Manager Jackson Thurlow said, “I am excited to show the Design Matters National Members our expansive product range in particularly our Sustainable Products for the Future range..

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WA Building Designers vote to join forces with Design Matters National

MEDIA RELEASE - WA Building Designers vote to join forces with Design Matters National

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NT Building Designers vote to join forces with Design Matters National

MEDIA RELEASE - NT Building Designers vote to join forces with Design Matters National

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