Awards & Press

We don’t design for awards, we design for our clients. We are very proud to have received recognition through award schemes for our buildings, which focus on functional spaces, sustainability and innovative design. In addition to awards, Vibe Design Group have featured in design magazines, books and journals across the world.

Awards

Building Design Awards (BDAV)

2018 Excellence in Use of Glass Winner – Morell House 2016 Residential Design: New Houses $1M+ Winner – Sorrento House 1 2016 Most Innovative Kitchen Winner – Sorrento House 1 2014 Residential Design: New Houses $1M+ Commendation – Grange 2013 Best Residential Alterations & Additions: $500K+ Winner – The Eyrie 2012 Residential Design: New Houses $1M+ Winner – Royston 2012 Residential Design: New Houses $500K-$1M+ Commendation – Dalton 2011 Residential Design Alterations & Additions: $500K+ Winner – Mercer 2011 Residential Design: New Houses $500K-$1M Commendation – Tramway 2011 Best Residential Design – $1M+ Winner – Kew House 3 2011 Most Innovative Use of Glass Winner – Kew House 3 2009 Best Residential Design – $1M+ Winner – Hughes House 2009 Most Effective Use of Steel Winner – Tasman 2008 Residential  Interior Design Winner – Kew House 1 2008 Viridian Award for Most Effective Use of Glass Winner – Kew House 1 2008 Design of the Year Winner – Kew House 2 2008 Best Residential Design – $500K to $1M Winner – Kew House 2 2008 Most Effective Use of Timber Winner – Kew House 2 2007 Residential Design: New Houses $300-$500K Winner – Nautilus

Abode Magazine Awards

House of the Year 2012 Winner – Kew House 3

Built Environment Awards

2011 Most Creative Design: Bayside Built Environment Winner – Tramway

BDAQ Awards

2007 Best Residential Alteration and Addition Winner – Stanhill

Master Builders Excellence in Housing

Best Renovation / Addition over $1m 2013 – The Eyrie (Builders: Icon Synergy) Best Custom Home 2001 – Adelaide (Builders: Icon Synergy)

Press

Moat’s Corner

‘Moat’s Corner near Melbourne’ e-architect – 21/05/2019

‘Moat’s Corner House’ ArchDaily – 15/05/19

Architizer: Feature Project 23/04/19 and Project of the Day 29/04/19

Pembroke House

Bookmarc: Feature Project in The Weekly e-newsletter / Issue 308 – 15/03/19 ‘A modern masterpiece with sweeping regional and bay views’ Luxury List – February 2019

Morell House

‘Morell St abode grows from English oak inspiration’ Mornington Peninsula Magazine – October 2018 ‘BDAV Building Design Awards // WINNER: Morell House’ Thermeco – 21/09/18 Dwell: Editor’s Picks – 14/09/18 Architizer: Feature Project – 24/06/18

Shearwater

‘Luxury and durability in a Mornington Peninsula home’ Architecture & Design – 25/09/18 ‘Mt Martha trophy home snapped up in under two hours by Melbourne buyer’ Herald Sun – 21/06/18 Designer Melbourne – 12/14/15

Sorrento House 1

‘Sorrento House 1 by Vibe Design Group is the Australian Beach house reborn’ BDAV – 03/05/17 ‘Melbourne’s Sorrento House is a modern take on Australian seaside architecture’ Dezeen – 17/10/16 ‘The Beach House Reborn’ Archello – 29/09/16 ‘vibe design group covers house in melbourne with asymmetric steel roof’ Designboom – 22/09/16 ‘Sorrento House 1, the latest coastal project from Vibe Design Group, is the Australian Beach house reborn’ CAAN Design – 12/09/16 ‘Sorrento House 1 / Vibe Design Group’ Archdaily – 02/09/16 ‘Winner – Residential Design’ Awarded Magazine – Issue 01 2016 ‘Property of the Month’ Mornington Peninsula Magazine – March 2016 ‘Winners Announced in Victoria’s Building Design Awards’ Houzz Australia – 05/08/16 Architizer: Feature Project – 03/02/16 ‘Project Profiles’ Caesarstone – 26/02/16 ‘Custom Roof Shifts Mass of Mornington Peninsula Home’ Architecture & Design – June 2016

Hayes Road

‘Hayes Road / Vibe Design Group’ Architecture Lab – 01/09/ 16 ‘A new home designed for a young family in Melbourne’ Contemporist – 24/03/ 16 ‘A Machine for Organising Space’ Habitus Living – 02/05/ 16

New Farm House

‘Amazing Homes’ Series Better Homes & Gardens TV Program – 03/07/15 ‘A new take on an old Queenslander’ The Age Domain – 14/01/15

Kelso

‘A balanced approach’ The Age Domain – 06/12/14

Grange

‘Grange by Vibe Design Group’ Archello – 23/08/16 ‘Beautiful, Sustainable and Affordable’ Melbourne Home Design + Living – Issue 17 2014 Grange / Vibe Design Group Architecture Lab – 30/06/2014 Architizer: Project of the Day – 30/3/2014

The Eyrie

‘Grand Revivalist’ Vision Magazine – Issue 5 2013 ‘Winning Makeover’ The Age Domain – 25/1/2014 Habitus Living – 10/7/2013

Anne Drive

‘In Profile’ Lighthome Magazine – 11/9/2013

Stable House

‘The Shiny Yet Rugged Appeal of Corrugated Sheet Metal’ Architizer – 20/11/2013

Kew House 3

‘Versatile Eucalipto’ Legno Architettura – Issue 18 2015 HISE – Issue 83 May 2014 ‘Bold and Elegant’ The Age Domain – 19/3/2011 ‘Luxury from Every Angle’ The Weekly Review – 23/3/2011 The Kew House Habitus Living – 1/4/2011 ‘Design Genius’ (Front Cover + Feature) Australia’s Best Houses (Book) – June 2011 ‘Tree house or stereo cabinet? A kew house references both.’ Living By Design – 1/6/2011 The Sunday Age – 24/7/2011 ‘Beautiful and Daring Architecture Approach by Vibe Design’ Freshome – 18/6/2011 Architizer – 28/6/2011 ‘Modern Marvels of design’ The Weekend Australia – 2/7/2011 Selector.com – 13/7/2011 homedsgn.com – 15/7/2011 myInteriordesign.us – 25/7/2011 Abode Magazine – 21/7/2011 Contemporist – 1/8/2011 Archdaily – 15/8/2011 Archello – 19/8/2011 Space Cool Hunting.it (Italy) – 21/8/2011 Architectural Review – Aug/Sept 2011 New Room (Nya Rum, Sweden) – 1/9/2011 Architecture Lab – 11/9/2011 ‘A Home That Looks Like the Sounds of the ’60s’ New York Times – 15/9/2011 Houses & More Mexico – 23/9/2011 ArtTravel France – 27/9/2011 Box Magazine – Sept 2011 ‘Timber Buidling’ Wood Solutions – 28/10/2011 Be One Magazine Thailand, Issue 50 – Nov 2011 ‘Life in Stereo’ Dwell Asia – Nov/Dec 2011 ‘Tree Story’ Lighthome Magazine – Dec 2011 Australia’s Best Interiors (Book) – Nov 2011 Obstanovka.by – January 2012 Acura Style Magazine (US) – April 2012 Elite Interiors Magazine (Ru) – May 2012 Architizer: Project of the Day – 27/3/2014 Ignant – 21/2/2014

Kew House 2

Kew House 1 & 2 Editorial Best of Abodes: Part 2 – 2/1/2010

Kew House 1

‘A Design Icon’ Abode Magazine Issue 18 – August 2009 ‘Canopy Creation’ Melbourne Living Vol 3 – Sept 2008 Kew House 1 & 2 Editorial Best of Abodes: Part 2 – 2/1/2010

Mercer House

Habitus Living – 28/7/2011 Architizer – 2/8/2011 Archello – 20/8/2011 ‘Fascinating Renovation Project: Mercer House by Vibe Design Group’ Freshome – 20/8/2011 Archdaily – 23/8/2011 ‘Grand Designs’ The Leader Magazine – 24/8/2011

My Interior Design – 1/9/2011

Materialicious – Sept 2011

‘Fresh Outlook, a powerful vibe in heritage Geelong.’ The Age Domain – 12/10/2011

Architecture Lab – 12/10/2011 Be One Magazine Thailand, Issue 50 – Nov 2011 Wood Solutions – Nov 2012 ‘Change of Place’ Dwell – July/Aug 2013

Tramway

‘Intelligent Design’ Australia’s Best Beach Houses (Book) – 10/1/2011 Archdaily – 19/8/2011 ‘Intriguing Architecture in Australia: Tramway by Vibe Design Group’ Freshome – 11/10/2011 Architizer – 18/11/2011 Be One Magazine Thailand, Issue 50 – Nov 2011 ‘A dynamic and unconventional design for the Tramway house’ Design Hunter – 1/5/2012

Royston

‘Contemporary Masterpiece’ Best Contemporary Country Houses Book – 1/4/2012

Hughes Road

Victoria’s Dream Homes Sunday Herald Sun – 22/11/2009 Hughes Road Editorial Best of Abodes: Part 2 – 2/1/2010

Stanhill

‘The fix is in’ Sunday Age: Living by Design – July 2007

Tasman

Tasman Editorial Abode Issue 19 – Dec 2009

Salmon Bay

Award Winning Design – Sept 2009 Building Design Award Feature Luxury Home Design – October 2009

Nautilus Project

‘Expert Touch’ Sunday Herald Sun (PDF) – August 2008

Chevron Island

‘Rennovation Revival’ Panache Magazine (PDF) – July 2007 ‘Good vibrations’ Queensland Homes (PDF) – Summer 07/08 Chevron Island Editorial Best of Abodes: Part 2 – 2/1/2010

General

‘Design Matters’ Mornington Peninsula Magazine – Aug 2017 ‘Inspiration from the Environment’ Abode Magazine (PDF) – 18/8/2009 ‘Engineering in Design’ Abode Magazine (PDF) – 19/12/2009 ‘Choosing a Building Designer’ Melbourne Living Vol 4 (PDF) ‘In Profile’ Lighthome Magazine – 11/9/2013 Shoot Your Studio