Nov 26, 2010 08:02PM
● By Erin Frisch
Winning vacation home in Lincoln, New Hampshire
Dream Home Awards has awarded 33 builders, architects, designers, developers, and tradesmen from across the nation for their excellence in a variety of areas. The 33 categories included Historic Renovation of the Year, Conceptual Projects, Community of the Year, and Best Green Home Project and were judged on Unusual or Creative Architectural Design Elements, Creative Site Solutions, and Exterior and Interior Appeal. The awards, honoring trend-setting products and technology from the past year, were given to professionals who have helped take the home building industry to a new level.
Bonin Architects & Associates, New London, NH, won a Silver Award in the 3,500—5,500 square foot category for their custom vacation home built in South Peak Resort, Lincoln, New Hampshire. The 4,800-square-foot timber home was designed within strict Architectural Review Board guidelines which dictated architectural style, building height, setbacks, exterior materials, and color schemes. The small, half-acre corner lot restricted onsite material storage. Pre-built Structural Insulated Panels were used for their energy efficiency and fast installation time (providing a weather-tight shell in just two weeks), allowing the site to be kept free from materials being stored long-term throughout the construction process.
Bonin Architects, along with 31 other talent professionals, were awarded for their outstanding work based on factors such as quality of design, livability, sustainability, and the ability to provide healthy and nurturing environments for consumers. Dream Home Awards aims to assist and encourage building industry leaders to develop innovative homes and products.
To view the impressive photographs of the awarded projects and learn more about the winners, see the June issue of Design Magazine at www.dreamhomeawards.com.
About Dream Home Awards:
Dream Home Awards is America's true green awards program, using advertising, announcements, and a judging process that are all done without the use of paper or shipping.
About Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC:
Bonin Architects & Associates creates innovative, energy efficient home designs, specializing in green, energy efficient homes incorporating recycled and energy-efficient building materials and sustainable (green) energy practices. Project Management services include working with clients to determine budget requirements, material choices, and product specifications for quotes, providing an apples-to-apples manufacturer bid comparison to clearly explain material and cost differences, and working with the contractor throughout the construction process.