The redevelopment of the one-bedroom apartment by Perth-based vittinoAshe Architects won the Iwan Iwanoff Award for small project architecture.

Located in East Perth’s Causeway Gardens complex, the architects re-designed the 1950’s 45m2 apartment around a central cupboard unit that provides storage as well as a continuous handrail between the kitchen and dining area and the bedroom.

Awards jury chairman Brian Wright said the design was a clever adaptation that showed what could be done with older housing to provide comfortable accommodation for the elderly.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter

The Donaldson Sisters present important topics and perspectives on the table for open discussion – topics that don’t often get raised in the mainstream media and voices and perspectives less frequently heard. Subscribe to their newsletter here.