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A look back: INDE.Awards 2017 winners and themes

Your INDE.Awards Official Shortlist for 2018 is about to be announced. We cast our eyes back to the successful entries of 2017. What new directions will 2018 bring?

INDE.Awards 2017


BY

April 27th, 2018


When we launched the INDE.Awards, we at Indesign Media Asia Pacific had a powerful big picture in mind. Our aim was to recognise the Asia Pacific region’s most progressive design and architecture on a global stage, and in so doing, to create a unifying lens for all of us across what is an extremely diverse part of the world.

The INDE.Awards are about assessing Asia Pacific’s designers and designs on the region’s own terms, not the terms of the world’s other design centres. We believe we have set a new benchmark for design accolades across APAC.

“It’s showing we’re coming of age as a region,” said INDE.Awards 2017 jury member Sue Carr, the Founder of Carr Design Group, of the 2017 awards program. “We’re starting to demonstrate what we do and how we do it. We’re forging our own way.”

In 2017 the INDE.Awards received over 400 entries from 14 countries all around the region, with the most entries coming from Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia and Japan. Despite the diversity of entrants’ locations, the jury had no major differences of opinion – a strong indicator of the cross-border consensus going on across APAC nations and beyond.

Who was successful in 2017? Here’s a quick recap:

The Building

Brought to you in 2017 by Cult

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Shortlist 2017

Indigo Slam – Smart Design Studio
Moving House – ArchitectsEAT
NBCS Learning Environment – WMK
Ply House – Upstairs_
Skye by Crown Group – Koichi Takada Architects
South East Water – BVN
USYD Business School – Woods Bagot
Waterloo Street – DKO

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Winner 2017 – Indigo Slam, Smart Design Studio

“Exceptionally grand and rich in detail” – Jury

The Design Studio

Brought to you in 2017 by Denovo Recruitment

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Shortlist 2017

ArchitectsEAT
Austin Maynard Architects
Breathe Architecture
Foolscap Studio
Joyce Wang Studio
Kennedy Nolan
Linehouse
Spatial Practice

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Winner 2017 – Austin Maynard Architects

“An acerbic intellect combined with a great big heart” – Jury

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The Influencer

Brought to you in 2017 by Interface

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Shortlist 2017

88 Angel Street – Steele Associates
Hotel Mono – Spacedge Designs
Living Shelter – WY-TO
Noma Australia – Foolscap Studio
Seat Bubbler, Spring Hill Primary – Steendijk for EMBASSYliving
Siren Design Group – Siren Design Group
SJB Melbourne Studio – SJB
St Stephens Junior School – CODA Studio (now Cox Architecture)

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Winner 2017 – Central Seat & Drinking Fountain, Steendijk for Embassy Living

“Creatively intelligent” – Jury

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The Work Space

Brought to you in 2017 by Shaw Contract

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Shortlist 2017

BCG Digital Ventures – Carr Design
Honestbee Office – Wynk Collaborative
NIO Brand Creative Studio – Linehouse
PetSure Sydney – The Bold Collective
Slack Melbourne Office – Breathe Architecture
The Work Project – Bean Buro
WeWork, Shanghai Flagship – Linehouse
Woods Bagot Melbourne – Woods Bagot

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Winner 2017 – Slack Melbourne Office, Breathe Architecture

“A natural place for human interaction” – Jury

The Living Space

Brought to you in 2017 by Gaggenau

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Shortlist 2017

Cornwall Gardens – CHANG Architects
Disappearing Corridor – Bean Buro
Fitzroy Loft – ArchitectsEAT
Forest House – Fearon Hay Architects
House 24 – Park + Associates
Moving House – ArchitectsEAT
Peninsula Residence – SJB
The Courtyard House – Kister Architects

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Winner 2017  – Cornwall Gardens, CHANG Architects

“A wonderful blend of nature and architecture” – Jury

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The Social Space

Brought to you in 2017 by Living Edge

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Shortlist 2017

Cinemaxx Junior – DP Design
Humming Puppy – Karen Abernethy Studio
M&G Café and Bar at The Star – Luchetti Krelle
Mezzi Master Bookshop & Exhibit – One Plus Partnership
PLAYbox at Esplanade Theatres – Lekker Architects
Sensory Lab – Foolscap Studio
The University of Sydney – Carr Design
Woollahra Library – BVN

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Winner 2017 – Humming Puppy, Karen Abernethy Architects

“Human responsive design at its best” – Jury

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The Object

Brought to you in 2017 by Neolith

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Shortlist 2017

Gelava Chairs – Ross Didier
Greenway –­ Alex Fitzpatrick
Grill’d Signature Collection – Dowel Jones
HUP HUP Chair – Tom Skeehan
Marlu – Blackandwhite Creative
Ora Desk Lamp – Ross Gardam
Polar Desk Lamp – Ross Gardam
Pylight – Rakumba Lighting

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Winner 2017 – HUP HUP Chair, SKEEHAN Studio

“A beautifully resolved and thoughtful piece” – Jury

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The Prodigy, People’s Choice

Brought to you in 2017 by Cosentino

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Shortlist 2017

Daniel To & Emma Aiston – Daniel Emma
David Flack – Flack Studio
Frank Leung – Via
Karen Abernethy – Karen Abernethy Studio
Lorene Faure & Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui – Bean Buro
Nelson Chow – NC Design & Architecture
Pan Yicheng – Produce
Vince Alafaci & Caroline Choker – Acme & Co

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Winner 2017 – Vince Alafaci & Caroline Choker, Acme&Co

“Formidable talents to be watched” – Jury

The Luminary, People’s Choice

Brought to you in 2017 by Wilkhahn

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Shortlist 2017

Kerry Hill – Kerry Hill Architects
Wong Mun Summ & Richard Hassell – WOHA
Nik Karalis – Woods Bagot
Paul Hecker & Hamish Guthrie – Hecker Guthrie
Sonny Chan – Chan Sau Yan Associates
William Smart – Smart Design Studio

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Winner 2017 – William Smart, Smart Design Studio

“A genuine, deserving icon” – Jury

Launch Pad

Brought to you in 2017 by Schiavello

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Winner Australia 2017 – PLICO, Dora Ferenczi

“Intensely relevant for the future of the workplace” – Jury

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Winner Asia 2017 – Never Mind Tableware Series, Jonathan Saphiro Salim

“Sophistication, maturity, and intuitive sensitivity” – Jury

Best of the Best 2017

Brought to you in 2017 by Zenith

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Indigo Slam, Smart Design Studio

“Exceptionally grand and rich in detail” – Jury

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What will 2018 bring?

The region’s best in our four new award categories, for starters: The Multi-Residential Building, The Shopping Space, The Learning Space, and The Wellness Space. What directions is A&D taking in APAC? Find out shortly with the announcement of the 2018 INDE.Awards Shortlist!

Don’t miss your chance to find out first hand who wins in 2018. Tickets to the INDE.Awards 2018 Gala are on sale now.

Head to indeawards.com now to secure early bird ticket pricing!


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