It’s been a busy start to the year for the DLM team. It’s not quite the Oscars or the Grammys but awards season has certainly been fruitful for DLM, and it’s been incredible to be recognised by both the public and our peers for the work that we do.
We were extraordinarily proud to have received the Investec Sustainability Award in the Awards for Achievement, you can read all about it here.
To then go on and scoop two Guernsey Design Awards, the Small Projects Award for the design and build of La Frene and the People’s Choice Award for the Rosso bar, has been the icing on the cake!
Thank you to everyone for your support, it only further inspires us to deliver our promise of designing unique and creative spaces for islanders to enjoy!
This project saw the transformation of a derelict termite-damaged outbuilding nestled amongst the tropical vegetation of Sydney’s Pittwater Peninsular into a tranquil private studio retreat.
It provided an opportunity to fulfil a personal goal to build a shelter from entirely recycled materials.
Planning restrictions dictated the retention and repair of the existing structure, with the approved addition of a cantilevered deck between the palm trees revealing uninterrupted views across the bay.
The concept was to create an energy-efficient self-contained unit for sleep and work, heavily insulated to passive house standards with just the heat provided by a small potbelly stove for the colder months. Every aspect of the house, including furniture, fixtures and fittings, was reclaimed from scrap or built from materials going to waste.