Architecture Awards 2023

BUILD Architecture Awards 2023 22 t the core of Martin Kolarik Home Design’s philosophy is a focus on the principles of aesthetics, function, and sustainability as the cornerstones of responsible architecture. When these principles are combined, the result is a home that is an expression of simplicity and elegance. Simple, elegant design finds the balance between ornamentation and minimalism. It combines the clean lines of Scandinavian design with the traditional, functional design approach used in Japanese design. The inherent nature and textures of materials such as timber, masonry, glass, and fabrics can be used to create spaces that are warm and comfortable, yet uncluttered. Similarly, colours need to be a balance of neutrals and exciting highlights to create spaces which are both relaxing and stimulating. Martin’s ability to adapt his design approach to vastly different homes is highlighted in the project “An Echo of Deco” in Beecroft, Sydney. This project involved the renovation and transformation of a modest 1960’s bungalow into a beautiful home with a unique character that credibly showcased the client’s Art Deco furniture and art. The client’s brief called for a contemporary, light-filled, and openplan space that could accommodate easy living in their retirement. They expressed their desire for a beautiful home with character to showcase their passion for collecting and restoring Art Deco furniture and art. This presented a unique and exciting challenge. Martin approached the project with a creative interpretation of the late Art Deco era, known as the P&O style, which incorporated soft curves and glass brick windows. One of the most notable design elements is the curved entry stair and balustrade, repeated in the glass brick windows in the lounge room at the front and dining room at the rear, and in the design of the island bench. The curved glass brick wall in the lounge room offered a display presence for a beautiful Art Deco statue that became the focal point of the interior. Curved glass brick walls were popular in Art Deco because they allowed soft curvature of a translucent window, which allowed light to penetrate the house while preserving privacy. The renovation also incorporated contemporary functionality and sustainability as key elements of the design, while delivering congruence between the interior and exterior. The result was a We are thrilled to announce that Martin Kolarik Home Design has been awarded the prestigious Luxury Residential Renovation Firm of the Year award. This boutique home design firm offers a fullservice approach, incorporating all aspects of every project with the goal of integrating the clean lines of modern architecture with contemporary elements to create designs that are in harmony with their clients’ dreams and homes. A Apr23021 Luxury Residential Renovation Firm of the Year 2023 – Australia home that exuded contemporary elegance, in addition to being comfortable and practical for the clients’ everyday living needs. The clients were proud of their newly transformed home, referring to it as “An Echo of Deco.” They praised Martin for his ability to understand their vision and for his creative interpretation. His clients now enjoy the relaxing sense of space from the open-plan living that Martin has achieved, and they feel satisfied seeing their vision come to life from the original drawings to the finished product. Martin’s foundational experience in commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings has given him broad experience of construction and craftsmanship in design, while his passion Hornsby Heights Wahroonga