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INDE.Awards 2019

Crafting an authentic materiality in retail and hospitality spaces

Crafting an authentic materiality in retail and hospitality spaces

The revival of retail spaces is more prominent now than ever. At a time where clouds of uncertainty loom over the future of physical retail experiences, designers are determined to redefine the way brands engage their customers through memorable and inspiring spaces. And a simplified brick offering makes this possible.

INDE.Awards 2020 celebrates the Best of the Decade

INDE.Awards 2020 celebrates the Best of the Decade

Share your legacy in 2020 with the INDE.Awards’ Best of the Decade – two new era-defining accolades that honour the lasting impact of architecture and design in the Indo-Pacific.

Retail roll call: David Jones and Country Road Group HQ

Retail roll call: David Jones and Country Road Group HQ

Six major Australian labels, two buildings, one unified workplace… how does it work? Heidi Smith of Gray Puksand gives us the scoop on David Jones’ and Country Road Group’s stylish new Melbourne headquarters.

Russell & George on its futuristic, multi-award winning Space & Time fit-out

Russell & George on its futuristic, multi-award winning Space & Time fit-out

The Work Space is one of the most tightly contested categories in the INDE.Awards. Which is why Russell & George’s self-designed North Melbourne studio was such a worthy winner in 2019.

Produce’s pursuit of discovery

Produce’s pursuit of discovery

For INDE.Awards 2019 The Studio winner Produce, design is inseparable from fabrication. It is not a studio built on an established category, rather it runs and thrives on the pursuit of discovery.

5 minutes with Tom Fereday on OMNI

5 minutes with Tom Fereday on OMNI

Developed in collaboration with Earp Bros, OMNI is an entirely new design direction for designer Tom Fereday. We get the insights about the winner of The Object category from the 2019 INDE.Awards.

Hawker Reload: The social obligation of architecture

Hawker Reload: The social obligation of architecture

The winner of the INDE.Awards 2019 Influencer category (partnered by Careers Indesign) exemplifies the massive impact that a socially-minded vision can have.

George Livissianis talks shop on the award-winning Usfin Atelier

George Livissianis talks shop on the award-winning Usfin Atelier

For George Livissianis, good design is more than just aesthetics; it’s about creativity, personality and functionality. Winner of The Shopping Space category at the 2019 INDE.Awards, presented by PGH Bricks & Pavers, George shares the process behind the genderless salon of Usfin Atelier.

Creating places for people in the region: The Maitland Riverlink project

Creating places for people in the region: The Maitland Riverlink project

What does it mean to design in the region? And how does regional designing impact a place? The Maitland Riverlink project sheds more light.

Indigenous co-creation: Punmu and Parnngurr by Kaunitz Yeung Architecture

Indigenous co-creation: Punmu and Parnngurr by Kaunitz Yeung Architecture

“These projects can stand on the world stage against any other kind of health project, and be successful. They aren’t Aboriginal projects; they are architecture for a specific community, that meets and exceeds the brief,” shares Kaunitz Yeung founding principal, David Kaunitz on the INDE.Award winning Punmu and Parnngurr projects.

A new cross-over typology: Project #13 by Studio Wills

A new cross-over typology: Project #13 by Studio Wills

With this smart and forward-looking renovation of a 30-year-old Singaporean public housing flat, STUDIO WILLS + Architects topped INDE.Awards 2019 Living Space category, partnered by Gaggenau.

Reinvigorating public spaces: Short Lane

Reinvigorating public spaces: Short Lane

Designed by Woods Bagot, Short Lane is a mixed-use apartment building that supports the creation of diverse and activated neighbourhood areas. It’s also an oasis providing people with the relief of green spaces in their apartments. No wonder, the project won the acclaimed INDE Gold in the Multi-Residential category partnered with Bosch.

Creating a village square: Green Square Library

Creating a village square: Green Square Library

Tipped to become Australia’s most densely populated precinct, Sydney’s Green Square required a truly memorable gesture for its community hub. The Library and Plaza redefines the meaning of architectural literacy with its incredibly visual and graphic structures. And it also happened to snag INDE Gold in The Learning Space category, partnered with Living Edge.

Produce: Shaping a progressive practice

Produce: Shaping a progressive practice

Singaporean studio Produce was recognised with the Best of the Best accolade at the INDE.Awards 2019, partnered with Zenith. We unpack the innovative and progressive spirit that earned them this ultimate regional honour.

Reinventing the Gold Dot

Reinventing the Gold Dot

How do the minds behind Dinosaur Designs reimagine a trophy for today’s creative industry? We chat with Stephen Ormandy to find out.

The long game: Discussing practice with Budiman Hendropurnomo

The long game: Discussing practice with Budiman Hendropurnomo

After winning the INDE.Awards Luminary People’s Choice trophy, Budiman Hendropurnomo of DCM Jakarta shared deep insight into practising in Indonesia during a special discussion at Saturday Indesign in Melbourne.

Watch the highlights from the INDE.Awards 2019!

Watch the highlights from the INDE.Awards 2019!

With a glittering affair at the Melbourne Museum, the INDE.Awards 2019 showcased some of the outstanding talent from across the Indo-Pacific region – and we caught it on film!

Why the ‘third place’ is revolutionising the way we work

Why the ‘third place’ is revolutionising the way we work

According to sociologist Ray Oldenburg, “third places are public spaces on neutral ground where people can gather and interact.” We review two INDE.Award-contending projects that revolutionise the meaning of ‘collaborative engagement’ at work.

INDE.Awards inaugural Editors’ Gold Mark goes to Koichi Takada for Arc

INDE.Awards inaugural Editors’ Gold Mark goes to Koichi Takada for Arc

Koichi Takada Architects is best known for pushing people’s perception of architecture. Case in point: the Crown Group’s Arc, which has won the inaugural Editors’ Gold Mark award at the INDE.Awards 2019.

5 minutes with Bosch’s Robert Warner

5 minutes with Bosch’s Robert Warner

Our urban centres hold more and more of our population. Our living environments are shifting. Multi-residential developments sit at a unique point of this state of flux. We find out from Bosch’s Robert Warner about what this means for the products in our apartments and how consumer habits are changing accordingly.

INDE.Awards 2019 Gala: Towards progressive design thinking

INDE.Awards 2019 Gala: Towards progressive design thinking

A night to celebrate and honour the best in architecture and design in APAC. Here’s what went down at this premier design awards…

Who wins gold at the INDE.Awards 2019? Here are the winners

Who wins gold at the INDE.Awards 2019? Here are the winners

The day has arrived… the INDE.Awards 2019 Gala. The winners have been revealed in a glamorous affair at Melbourne Museum, here we showcase them all.

Great expectations: Joyce Wang

Great expectations: Joyce Wang

Since founding her practice in 2011 Joyce Wang has carved out an international name for herself, establishing studios in Hong Kong and London. She’s a jet-setting mother-of-three, but she is not interested in world design domination, rather her focus is on upending the status quo.

INDE.Awards 2019 day program announced!

INDE.Awards 2019 day program announced!

The INDE.Awards Gala is sold out, and if you missed out you can still get some of the action through our INDE.Awards Day program, featuring INDE.Awards VIPs, international guests and leading lights from the Indo-Pacific’s design and architecture scene.

A retail renaissance

A retail renaissance

The Shopping Space category for the INDE.Awards focuses on retail projects that exemplify design and caters to changing consumer behaviours.

The language of regionalism

The language of regionalism

What makes a project stand out in a particular region? Why does regionalism in design count in today’s world of increasing urbanisation? We explore….

Homegrown heroes: ACME & Co are reshaping Sydney’s hospitality scene

Homegrown heroes: ACME & Co are reshaping Sydney’s hospitality scene

Two years after winning the 2017 Prodigy People’s Choice Award, 2019 INDE Awards Ambassador and co-founder of ACME & Co Vince Alafaci discusses the business of commercial design.

“Innovative and awe-inducing” – Announcing INDE.Awards 2019 Official Shortlist

“Innovative and awe-inducing” – Announcing INDE.Awards 2019 Official Shortlist

The results are out! We’re excited to introduce you to your INDE.Awards 2019 Official Shortlist. Read on to find out which entries made the final cut.

Where is multi-residential design heading?

Where is multi-residential design heading?

Worldwide, multi-residential buildings are designed in response to the growing population while answering the needs of a site and inspire through design. We look back at The Multi-Residential Category at the INDE.Awards for inspiration.

Introducing your 2019 INDE.Awards partners

Introducing your 2019 INDE.Awards partners

As the INDE.Awards continues to be a true reflection of design and architecture from the Asia Pacific region – it is our partners, through their support, that show what the industry has to offer.

Design’s next wunderkind. Who are they?

Design’s next wunderkind. Who are they?

They’re the innovators and the trend-setters, the brave-hearts of design who are breaking with tradition to spark new directions in creative practice. The torch is burning bright for these four design studios, nominated for The Prodigy in the INDE.Awards 2019.

Who is your design hero? It’s time to vote

Who is your design hero? It’s time to vote

They’re the leading lights of the architecture and design profession. Luminaries in their own right, these individuals’ ongoing contributions have had, and will have, a lasting impact on their community and industry at large. Here we celebrate four living design icons, nominated as The Luminary in the INDE.Awards 2019.

Vote for your design heroes: The Luminaries and Prodigies of 2019

Vote for your design heroes: The Luminaries and Prodigies of 2019

People’s Choice voting is now open for The Luminary and The Prodigy. These eight incredible individuals are taking our region to new and exciting places. Have your say and vote for your top Prodigy and Luminary of the year.

The game changer: Rachel Neeson

The game changer: Rachel Neeson

Overcoming personal tragedy enabled Rachel Neeson to establish herself as one of Australia’s leading architects. We reflect on Neeson’s career having recently been announced as a 2019 INDE Luminary.

The late bloomer: Jon Goulder

The late bloomer: Jon Goulder

Jon Goulder has been a mainstay of the Australian design industry for 20 years, but it’s only now that he considers his career to be taking off. We look at the 2019 INDE Luminary nominees career trajectory.

The storyteller: Budiman Hendropurnomo

The storyteller: Budiman Hendropurnomo

“After you make sure that it works, then you try to make it not boring.” Indonesian architect and INDE.Awards 2019 Luminary Budiman Hendropurnomo talks about experimenting at large scale.

Exciting results as INDE.Awards entries come to a close

Exciting results as INDE.Awards entries come to a close

We’ve already been overwhelmed with the positive response to this year’s call for submission. Here we share the stats and tell you what happens next.

What is wellness in 2019?

What is wellness in 2019?

The wellness revolution is well and truly upon us. But what exactly defines wellness and how is it shifting? We reflect on projects from the 2018 INDE.Awards.

48 hours to go! INDE.Awards entries close this Friday

48 hours to go! INDE.Awards entries close this Friday

Are you ready to make your mark, boost your practice’s exposure, and have your voice heard? Enter INDE.Awards by Friday 8 February 2019.

Tick tock! One week left to enter the 2019 INDE.Awards. DEADLINE: 8 February

Tick tock! One week left to enter the 2019 INDE.Awards. DEADLINE: 8 February

The excitement is mounting. The timer is getting closer and closer to D-Day. There’s only ONE WEEK LEFT to enter the 2019 INDE.Awards!

Designing bricks-and-mortar retail in the digital age: Hecker Guthrie’s showroom for Schiavello

Designing bricks-and-mortar retail in the digital age: Hecker Guthrie’s showroom for Schiavello

Retail is in a state of flux. Schiavello’s Melbourne showroom, designed by Hecker Guthrie, brings a biophilic response with an architectural sensibility. We take a step inside the 2018 INDE.Awards shortlisted project.

What makes you a design influencer?

What makes you a design influencer?

In the age of the social influencer, we believe it’s your design actions that define you as a game-changer. Here are three celebrated projects from the 2018 INDE.Awards that have positively impacted people’s lives.

Palinda Kannangara captures the spirit of place

Palinda Kannangara captures the spirit of place

“The site is the generator of all our ideas,” Sri Lankan architect and INDE.Awards 2019 Ambassador Palinda Kannangara shares how architecture expresses the spirit of the place.

A cellar door designed to make you shop: Domaine Chandon

A cellar door designed to make you shop: Domaine Chandon

“An exquisite reinvention of the cellar door experience,” was the jury citation on Foolscap Studio’s 2018 INDE.Award-winning Domain Chandon.

A futuristic library upgrade = INDE.Awards gold

A futuristic library upgrade = INDE.Awards gold

As the 2019 INDE.Awards entries get ready to close, we take a look back at a colourful and futuristic library refurbishment that received an Honourable Mention for The Learning Space at the 2018 INDE.Awards.

Studiomake’s David Schafer on the micro and the macro

Studiomake’s David Schafer on the micro and the macro

INDE.Awards 2019 Ambassador David Schafer, founder of Thai practice Studiomake, talks about the studio’s distinct approach, which sees no boundary between the acts of design and construction.

The mind-craft microcosm: Incubator spaces upclose

The mind-craft microcosm: Incubator spaces upclose

Where do great ideas come from? Tertiary institutions are adopting the ‘ideas incubator’ model to empower students into an entrepreneurial mindset and facilitate a dynamic cross-pollination of ideas.

SHAU on the value of the experimental

SHAU on the value of the experimental

The founders of SHAU, who won The Influencer with Microlibraries at the INDE.Awards 2018, talk about the potential of the region’s experimental architecture.

11 reasons to Enter INDE.Awards before 29 January

11 reasons to Enter INDE.Awards before 29 January

We believe that exceptional design speaks for itself. That’s why we’ve curated 11 INDE.Awards categories that champion the most progressive work in the region.

Indesign Luminary: Jon Johannsen

Indesign Luminary: Jon Johannsen

Jon Johannsen’s career has been about buildings and their context. He is led by the conviction that liveable communities are diverse in their demographic engagement. This is his story.

The edit: INDE 2018 project picks

The edit: INDE 2018 project picks

As the year comes to a close, the editorial team reflects on this year’s INDE.Awards, selecting some projects that deserve another round in the spotlight.

An Xbox shaped building: CSIRO Canberra by BVN

An Xbox shaped building: CSIRO Canberra by BVN

CSIRO’s Synergy building entices scientists out of their labs and into open, collaborative spaces. It was an ambitious proposition from the architects, BVN, but in making the hypothetical a reality the team has created a workplace that is nothing short of award-winning having taken out The Work Space category at the 2018 INDE.Awards.

Terrazzo takes over: Flint Collection by Joyce Wang Studio

Terrazzo takes over: Flint Collection by Joyce Wang Studio

Joyce Wang of Joyce Wang Studio joins our 2019 INDE.Awards Jury. Here we take a look at her latest collection – Flint – which is a testament to the firm comeback of terrazzo.

Pattern Studio is in the groove

Pattern Studio is in the groove

Behind the high fantasy and lighthearted whimsy of Pattern Studio’s work lies a deep consideration for functionality and detailing. Just two years into business, this unique, layered approach has garnered the studio international acclaim with an Honourable Mention at the INDE.Awards 2018.

The faces behind the INDEs: Introducing your jury

The faces behind the INDEs: Introducing your jury

Why is the INDE.Awards Jury so important? They are the ultimate decision makers, and the people who will be closely reviewing and analysing your awards entry.

Everything you need to enter INDE.Awards 2019

Everything you need to enter INDE.Awards 2019

Entries are now open for the INDE.Awards 2019. Here’s our essential checklist to help you prepare your entries now.

INDE.Awards launches its 2019 program

INDE.Awards launches its 2019 program

Entries open 29 November for the INDE.Awards. Join us as the 2019 awards take off with an action-packed program.