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2021 INDE.Awards: The Living Space Shortlist

Our homes give us joy and comfort but the shortlist of The Living Space in this year’s INDE.Awards is so much more – these are homes to truly desire.

2021 INDE.Awards: The Living Space Shortlist

Coopworth. Photography: Dianna Snape

The 2021 INDE.Awards shortlist for The Living Space is an exemplar group. Each and every one ticks every box for style, form and function with detail and design finesse at their heart. Houses with views inside and out vie with homes that offer sanctuary and serenity – and everything in between. This year it appears that every project is a winner.

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2021 INDE.Awards: The Living Space Shortlist

Federal House. Photography: Ben Hosking

Olya Yemchenko, Senior Brand Communications Manager of Gaggenau Australia reflects on the shortlist and the future of residential design in the Indo-Pacific commenting,

“Today’s residential design places greater emphasis on sustainability, whether this is the interaction between house and garden, renewable electricity or choice of materials. Consideration has been given from boundary to boundary, providing a holistic experience of a home. The created spaces feel much more generous regardless of their physical footprint. What stands out is the use of raw, natural surfaces from exposed brickwork, natural stone palettes to timber, steel and glass. All the little details come together to create a full picture.”

Garden House. Photography: Derek Swalwell

As inspirational as these homes are, there is a continuum between the group and that is their tailormade design for those who live within the walls. More and more our homes not only reflect ourselves and our lives but the way we wish to live now.

Yemchenko explains, “We have previously emphasised that when looking to design The Living Space, the end result is informed by many factors – incorporating the individual needs of the occupant’s lifestyle and aesthetic proclivities. It is really inspiring to see how residences today are taking on the form of their own enclosed oasis, where individuals have the ability to fully immerse themselves within their home environment. Embodying the essence of a private retreat.”

Striated House at Rajagiriya. Photography: Ganidu Balasuriya

While each home in the shortlist exemplifies great residential design, there were a few that caught Yemchenko’s eye as stand outs and they are, “Federal House where the dark finishes contrast with the space, greenery and vastness of the outside world. Garden House is a residence that perfectly marries the transition between indoor and outdoor living and Striated House where space and light is amplified.”


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2021 INDE.Awards: The Living Space Shortlist

Limestone House. Photography: Dianna Snape

8 Yard House
Studio Bright

FMD Architects

Cumulus House
Chris Connell Design

Envelope House
ASOLIDPLAN with Solid Architects LLP

Myers Ellyett

Federal House
Edition Office

Garden House
Austin Maynard Architects

K House
Renato D’Ettore Architects

Limestone House
John Wardle Architects

WOWOWA Architecture

Striated House at Rajagiriya
Palinda Kannangara Architects
Sri Lanka

Terracotta House
Austin Maynard Architects


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Related: 2021 INDE.Awards: The Design Studio Shortlist

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