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Shortlist revealed – The Influencer

The Influencer in the INDE.Awards is a category that stands tall and proud in aspects of sustainability and forward-thinking design and the shortlist this year are gamechangers across the Indo-Pacific region.

Shortlist revealed – The Influencer

Common Good Pavilion by Surbana Jurong Group & SUTD Social Urban Lab (SOULab), Singapore. Photography: Oddinary Studios

The Influencer shortlist in the 2023 INDE.Awards is just that, influential in every respect. With sustainability at the heart of each of the project designs, there is consideration for people and place,and a deep passion to instigate change in design and build thinking.

Whether a project is a single or multiple residence, a place for a community to gather, learn or relax, each of the projects seeks to reinvent architecture to make better for the people who inhabit a building, space or place and for the country that surrounds it.

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur by FDAT Architects, Malaysia.
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur by FDAT Architects, Malaysia. Photography: David Yeow

K5 Furniture is the supporter of The Influencer and recognises the importance of design that is sustainable and sustaining. As a business, K5 Furniture has always taken the high environmental road, creating products that are designed for longevity and ensuring that sustainability is key to every design. It’s not simply a matter of talk, it’s action that sets K5 Furniture apart from its peers – as much as the Influencer projects have been designed as architectural templates for the future.

The 12 shortlisted projects in this year’s INDE.Awards are,

Angsila Oyster Scaffolding Pavilion by Chat Architects with Angsila Oyster Scaffolding Studio at International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Common Good Pavilion by Surbana Jurong Group & SUTD Social Urban Lab (SOULab), Singapore

Dairy Road by Craig Tan Architects, Australia

Four Pillars Gin Distillery 2.0 by Breathe, Australia

MPavilion 2022 by all(zone), Australia

Nightingale Village by Architecture Architecture, Austin Maynard Architects, Breathe, Clare Cousins Architects, Hayball & Kennedy Nolan, Australia

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur by FDAT Architects, Malaysia

Pepper Tree Passive House by Alexander Symes Architect, Australia

s.e.ed – a new CLT demountable by betti&knut architecture, Australia

St Martins Lane by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design with Kestie Lane Studio, Australia

The Living Room by Studio Tate, Australia

Urban Farming Home by Farming Architects, Vietnam

The Influencer projects encompass not only the physicality of a building but also the social and cultural sustainability that the architecture can provide. Materiality and ways of building are re-imagined but the central core of each concept is to create better design with a lighter footprint. It takes courage to make change and The Influencer projects are doing this both individually and together as an exulted group.

MPavilion 2022 by all(zone), Australia.
MPavilion 2022 by all(zone), Australia. Photography: John Gollings, William Hamilton Coates, Marie Luise Skibbe, Casey Horsfield, Bella Loke

Congratulations to every practice in this shortlist. The results of your passion are proof that sustainability should be inherent in every building and design. You are paving the way to the future, sustainably, and we thank you.

Winners of the 2023 INDE.Awards will be announced on 10 August 2023 at the INDE.Awards Gala in Sydney and broadcast online around the globe.

To register to join us for the INDE.Awards online viewing party click here.

Hear from leaders in the INDE community on 9 August 2023 for the 2023 INDE Summit, online and free. Register to attend here.

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