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2021 INDE.Awards: The Multi-residential Building Shortlist

The shortlist of The Multi-Residential Building explores how we provide shelter and comfort in context with population density, climate and requirement.

2021 INDE.Awards: The Multi-residential Building Shortlist

The Auburn Apartments. Photography: Sharyn Cairns

The Multi-residential Building shortlist in the 2021 INDE.Awards showcases the best designs of how we live together today from around our region. As cities become crowded and land scarce, apartments, compounds and shared spaces become the norm but in this category the examples of multi-residential living are presented with design finesse, excellent planning and expert detailing.

As supporter of The Multi-Residential Building Bosch is attuned to our changing lifestyles. With products that are designed for now but future-ready, the company presents innovative and beautifully designed appliances for the kitchen and bathroom that stand the test of time.

Miramar Mornington. Photography: John Gollings

As well as the outstanding architecture of the buildings in the category, the interior amenities and facilities on offer to residents provide a snapshot of how we actually live that is so very different to even a decade ago. Outdoor spaces and balconies are incorporated into most designs and shared internal areas for entertaining, working or time alone are a must have.

TATE. Photography: Emily Bartlett

After reviewing the shortlist, Olya Yemchenko, Senior Brand Communications Manager for BSH Home Appliances commented, “One of the common themes throughout the multi-residential design shortlist is the focus on communal spaces, whether that is a garden, a pool or a rooftop terrace, there is this notion of bringing habitants together and to facilitate experiences.” She elaborated further, “What was really exciting to see is the diverse range of geometric shapes: curves, arches, the triangle window in TATE by Cera Stribley. There is also a fusion between the old and the new, it is inspiring to see design pay tribute to the heritage of the building or area and then enhance it in a modern way.”

2021 INDE.Awards: The Multi-residential Building Shortlist

Midnight. Photography: Scott Burrows

Asked if there were any particular favourites in the shortlist, Yemchenko nominated three projects saying, “‘Midnight’ stands out for its external facades as well as the inviting pool space. The desire to escape into the clear water, the design of which also invokes the vision of the Budapest baths with its promise of peace and relaxation: ‘Miramar’ impressed with its curvature, materials and rooftop hideaway and ‘The Auburn Apartments’ peek through the trees to reveal a striking façade that explores craftsmanship, angles, use of contrasting materials and textures in a unique way.”

Design is certainly leading the way for multi-residential living and the shortlist is proof positive of this. As expectations and requirements change, so design that is sensitive to site and people is providing a haven not just for the few but for many.


The Multi-Residential Building Shortlist

Proudly partnered by Bosch

Breese Street by Milieu. Photography: Tom Ross

Breese Street by Milieu
DKO with Breathe Architecture & Milieu Property

Henry Street Townhouses
Maria Danos Architecture

Howard West
Jackson Clements Burrows Architects & C Street Projects

Irving Street
B.E Architecture

Kennedy Nolan

Fender Katsalidis with Oculus & Iconic Hotels

Miramar Mornington
Mills Gorman Architects

Piccolo House
Wood Marsh Architecture

Smart Design Studio

RAS Houses
Sanjay Puri Architects

Cera Stribley Architects

The Auburn Apartments
Splinter Society


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Related: 2021 INDE.Awards: The Social Space Shortlist

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