WINNER! Design Matters National Awards 2020


We were so surprised & honoured to WIN an award for our Owl Woods Passive House at the Design Matters National Awards 2020! (Formerly the Building Designer’s Association of Victoria).

WINNER: 2020 Design Matters National 25th Annual Building Design Awards – Residential – New House Up to $500K-$1M: Owl Woods Passive House, Talina Edwards, Talina Edwards Architecture

The judges commented:

  • Warm and enveloping, beautiful articulation of spaces both inside and out
  • Designed to fit in well within its rural Trentham location
  • Showcasing excellence in Sustainable Design


Congratulations to all the winners (you can view the Design Matters National winners gallery here) & thanks to the judges who awarded so many projects from designers who care so deeply about Passivhaus and Sustainable Design!

Thanks so much to my dedicated team, our awesome clients, fab builder Craftsmen Quality Builders & great pics by Tatjana Plitt Photography
We couldn’t have done this without of Passivhaus consultant Luc Plowman & our certifier Clare Parry. Thanks also to our structural engineers at RMG and Landscape Design by Kathleen Murphy (garden is still growing!).



At Talina Edwards Architecture, we are passionate about the benefits that Passive House projects deliver! We have two Certified Passive House Designers in our practice, and our Owl Woods Passive House is one of the first 20 certified Passive House projects in Australia…with more to come!

Please contact us if you want to learn more!

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