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An Inner-City Sanctuary Designed To Last A Lifetime

At a time unlike any other, we continue to look for these moments of repose and privacy in our everyday routines. For most, this can be found within the home; our sanctuaries and getaways; the place in which we feel safe, calm and at ease.  Designed for both residential and commercial environments, Cosentino brings their expertise to the residence of Boost Juice founder, Janine Allis. With a family of five and multiple ventures under her belt, creating a residential sanctuary, which enriched their busy lifestyles, was of the utmost importance.  In this issue of The Habitus Edit, we take a tour of the Allis residence, elevated with the elegance, versatility and durability of Cosentino surface solutions. In collaboration with Wolf Architects and Melbourne-based designer, Penny del Castillo of In Design International, the result is an exceptionally designed inner-city retreat.  Product-led and editorially curated, the Habitus Edit offers a unique perspective on the exceptional designers and brands across the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Explore the new edition of the Habitus Edit today. abc

Living Together in Style

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. [caption id="attachment_10643" align="alignnone" width="980"] Miramar Mornington. Photography: John Gollings[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_10615" align="alignnone" width="980"] TATE. Photography: Emily Bartlett[/caption] 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.” [caption id="attachment_10628" align="alignnone" width="980"] Midnight. Photography: Scott Burrows[/caption] 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 [caption id="attachment_10563" align="alignnone" width="980"] Breese Street by Milieu. Photography: Tom Ross[/caption] Breese Street by Milieu DKO with Breathe Architecture & Milieu Property Australia Henry Street Townhouses Maria Danos Architecture Australia Howard West Jackson Clements Burrows Architects & C Street Projects Australia Irving Street B.E Architecture Australia Lothian Kennedy Nolan Australia Midnight Fender Katsalidis with Oculus & Iconic Hotels Australia Miramar Mornington Mills Gorman Architects Australia Piccolo House Wood Marsh Architecture Australia Pipi Smart Design Studio Australia RAS Houses Sanjay Puri Architects India TATE Cera Stribley Architects Australia The Auburn Apartments Splinter Society Australia . Be there as the INDE.Award winners are announced. Register for your 2021 digital ticket. #indeawardsabc
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An Inviting Home That Doubles As A Set Backdrop

The four-room unit that Instagram influencer Jocelyn Thiang shares with husband Weehow, an engineer, has the space, and striking backdrops that look great on the lens. But while this home has been designed for this very activity, it’s also home and as such has all the homey trappings the busy couple could ask for. “Their common interest would actually be lazing around at home after work, and to be away from all the noise,” share the designers from Ascend Design, whom the couple had engaged for this project. Included in the couple’s briefing notes was for a clean and simple home, but with detailing to elevate the look. It also had to be functional and hassle-free. “We decided not to make any structural changes to the floorplan as our clients will be looking to upgrade their home in the next few years. Instead, we extended the kitchen counter into the living area in such a way that it serves as an ‘island’ of sorts. The edge was also curved so it wouldn’t jut out awkwardly,” say the designers. The use of curves is a recurring theme. It can also be found on the feature arc in the living area, and is Joycelyn’s go-to outfit of the day (ootd) backdrop. Fluted surfaces and warm woody shades bring beautiful texture to the otherwise pristine and simple interior. Other striking details include the custom golden arc shower screen in the master bathroom, which had to be built overseas and shipped over. The matching mirror brings in yet more curves. Ascend Design ascenddesign.sg We think you might like this New Delhi Apartment with curving timber panel walls abc
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Pulling Back the Veil

Showing that bigger does not necessarily mean better, Terrace House 1 by Dreamer is an alteration and addition project in Melbourne’s Ascot Vale, with a clever redesign that connects to greenery. A new level has been added to accommodate the new main bedroom suite, including the addition of a green roof. Given the owner’s penchant for gardening, it’s an inclusion that brings endless joy. Lighting and materiality come together effortlessly to create a gentle ambience that is warm and welcoming, including a recycled and re-milled Tasmanian messmate timber sealed with beeswax, which has been used in the bedroom, alongside polished concrete and timber throughout. Dive deep into this beautiful renovation project in issue #51 of Habitus magazine – the Kitchen & Bathroom Annual. In addition to covering six outstanding homes from across the Indo Pacific, issue #51 will also explore the ways Kitchen & Bathroom spaces can transcend the every day. We look at resort bathrooms for inspiration in creating sanctuaries and retreats in our homes, and at outdoor dining as a natural extension to the kitchen and living space.

Pre-order your copy of Habitus #51 – the Kitchen & Bathroom special now. Habitus will be out at leading newsagents and on Zinio from 17 June.

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Daniel Boddam’s Home Is A Machine For Experimenting

Design and architecture is in Daniel Boddam’s blood. The son of two architects, each with a home studio, Daniel grew up looking at sample boards, visiting construction sites and surrounded by an incredible collection of designer furniture pieces. It was this early introduction that planted a seed, one that began to germinate when Daniel was a teen and decided he wanted to be a furniture designer. Daniel attributes this influence on those formative years. “We moved around a bit when I was growing up but the furniture always came with us. So I began to identify furniture with a sense of home and belonging.” On further inspection, however, Daniel soon realised that the furniture designs that he revered the most were in fact the work of architects. “In the modern movement it was all about creating furniture that relates to function, as well as beauty and materiality. And that’s what I was really interested in. So I decided to study architecture,” he says. After a stint in London following graduation, Daniel returned to Australia and set up his studio in 2013. The studio originally dabbled in small-scale commercial work, but he made a conscious decision to “consolidate, consolidate, consolidate” and focus solely on residential. “My heart has always been in the small scale and in the human interactions with a client. I had to ask myself: What am I? What do I love? How can I do more of it?” The studio and how it operates today came through a process of reduction – not surprising when understanding that Daniel’s design philosophy is underpinned by the same tenet. Daniel elaborates this approach further: “I believe in the poetry of reduction; considered simplicity is really at the core of everything I do. I try to create elevated environments that connect people with nature while celebrating the artisanal.” The real embodiment of this thinking comes to life in Daniel’s own home in Byron Bay. Having established a virtual studio in 2016 and effectively splitting his time 50/50 between Sydney and Byron Bay along with his wife, their Byron Bay residence was the perfect opportunity for creativity and experimentation. More than just a place to live and work, the couple’s home is what Daniel describes as a “living showroom”. The project enabled him to design a collection of furniture, experimenting with different pieces and actually “live with them for a bit before I release them to the market”. Designing furniture within an architectural setting is precisely how Daniel’s pieces have evolved. “I tend to think of things architecturally. A lot of my architecture projects are actually the catalysts for furniture pieces,” he shares. Daniel finds points of reference where an “idea ripples through everything”. For example, joinery elements, bespoke handles or wall junctures are reinterpreted from the interior all the way down to the furniture. The home in Byron Bay underwent an extensive renovation but it was the connection to nature, the aspect and the natural light that caught Daniel’s attention. The final outcome is a space for ideation, relaxation and rest – a true “experimental sanctuary”. A grass wallpaper and touches of travertine create a warm backdrop, while also referencing the sandy tones of the nearby beach, the neutral palette being the perfect foil to the furniture. What would have been a front room, or ‘drawing room’, has been turned into a study where Daniel and his wife can work side by side. The home is welcoming and restive; an environment that is the counterpoint to the intensity of their trips to Sydney. “Having the two gives me a lot of balance. Sydney is hectic and productive in terms of meetings, while Byron is more creative, as it allows me to slow down my thinking.” The events of 2020 meant the usual balance between the two places was shaken up, along with any plans of having a physical pop-up showroom come to life. But Daniel used this time at home to once again experiment, and the ‘Paris Apartment’ – an immersive virtual showroom experience – was born. Daniel designed and created a sumptuous virtual space, with his furniture perfectly placed throughout. Daniel Boddam danielboddam.com Photography by Kelly Geddes This story originally appeared in issue #50 of Habitus magazine, subscribe now abc
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What Is The New European Bauhaus?

Not that it needs to be said, but… the contemporary lifestyles we lead, and the consumption that fuels them, are simply not sustainable. Change is imperative—on that much, we’ve reached consensus. And it requires a unified movement to take place, en masse. Think: a new European Bauhaus movement, in which the industrial ideals of yesteryear are replaced by holistic principles of sustainability. Forget what was said of how ‘form follows function’—that’s so last century—there’s a new rule to live by that says, ‘form follows nature’. And so says Koichi Takada. Encapsulated by Sunflower House—Takada’s visionary concept for the future European dream house—‘form follows nature’ is the architect’s answer to the call to make sustainability a movement akin to a ‘new European Bauhaus’, complete with its own distinctive aesthetic and all. The whole notion of a Bauhaus 2.0 gained gravitas back in October 2020, when Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the EU, gave an address in which she called to unify the concurrent environmental and economic agendas that have thus far championed sustainability as silos. In order to elevate climate change to the height of cult status, she proposed that the cause requires a set of “its own aesthetics, blending design and sustainability”, calling on the world’s design industry to be the pioneers to unite the world in line with the new world order.  

“It’s not just about making a building look natural, it’s about creating positive environmental change in the homes we live in, the neighbourhoods we work and play in, and ultimately the planet we are privileged to inhabit.” – Koichi Takada

  All this inspired Bloomberg Green—Bloomberg Media’s multiplatform editorial publication dedicated to reporting duly on all things re: climate change—to commission three of the world’s most preeminent contemporary architects, all leaders in the realm of sustainable design, to imagine what the world might look like, in the era of the new European Bauhaus – enter Koichi Takada. “For the future of the planet we must shift from industrial to natural,” says Takada. “We need a kinetic, living architecture that respects the environment while enhancing the wellbeing of the humans who inhabit it.” Exhibit A of Takada’s utopia is Sunflower House: a carbon positive, single-family dwelling inspired by the distinctive yellow flower and, much like its namesake, powered by the sun. “Artificial structures require large foundations, but with sunflowers nature achieves a beautiful balancing act,” explains Takada. “There is minimum intervention on the ground so the earth has room for other activities, yet the sunflower magically nods its head to bathe in the light. “The Italian word Girasole literally means ‘turn to the sun’.” Aptly designed for the Italian region of Umbria—a place renowned for its rolling farmland and yellow fields of sunflowers, where the torment of heat waves is becoming more frequent, and more extreme—Sunflower House is built elevated from the ground, as if levitating, to minimise the structure’s interference with the biodiversity of its surroundings. Featuring a petaled roof fitted with solar panels, the circular structure of Sunflower House rotates around a central “stem” to follow the sun, allowing the moving “disc florets” to produce up to 40% more energy than static panels. Energy that isn’t used can be fed onto the grid or stored in battery “seeds” and rainwater is collected and used for irrigation and toilet flushing. The perimeter around the roof shades the windows below and aids in ventilation, and a secondary rotating mechanism over the glass walls protects the building from solar radiation. Each floor of Sunflower House hosts a two- or three-bedroom apartment, and each building can be as high as three stories. Scalability opens up the possibility of creating a climate-positive neighbourhood inspired by sunflower fields, in which the plants self-organise, unfurling in a zigzag pattern to avoid overcrowding and maximise exposure to sunlight. “Designers and architects talk about drawing inspiration from nature in an aesthetic sense but we must go much deeper than that,” says Takada. “It’s not just about making a building look natural, it’s about creating positive environmental change in the homes we live in, the neighbourhoods we work and play in, and ultimately the planet we are privileged to inhabit.” Koichi Takada Architects koichitakada.com Sunflower House designed by Koichi Takada Architects, visualisation by Doug & Wolf We think you might like this story where architect Koichi Takada was shadowed for a dayabc
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Sommelier Secrets For Optimum Wine Storage – No Cellar Needed

When it comes to savouring a good drop, storage is everything. The life of a wine can substantially decrease after only a few weeks of improper storage — inconsistent temperatures, as well as excessive heat and light exposure, causes oxidation, unpleasant aromas and the loss of its fruity or floral flavours. When stored correctly, however, wine continues to develop its natural flavour and, once it reaches maturity, it will taste much deeper and complex.

Where wine storage goes wrong

Across the board, there are two critical wine storage faux pas most commonly made – and they both come down to storage location. Wine is most commonly stored in the kitchen, but contrary to this popular practice, it is actually one of the most unsuitable locations in the house. It’s well lit and has a constantly fluctuating temperature, especially near the stovetop, fridge or oven as they dissipate substantial amounts of varying heat levels. On the other hand, some prefer to shelve their wine collections someplace within their homes akin to a cellar, such as a garage or basement. Unfortunately, this is another prevalent wine storage mistake, as these environments generally have poor air quality — carbon monoxide dispelled from your car, or the accumulation of dust could result in wine contamination and bad odours. So we now arrive at the pivotal question: what is the optimum wine storage solution for a house? According to the professionals, there are six conditions to storing wine at home like a connoisseur: 1. Get the lighting right The correct lighting is imperative — anything that's too bright and emits heat can damage your wine. Instead, a soft, brightening effect created through LED technology is more efficient than traditional lighting, preserving both your wines and the atmosphere of your home. 2. Fine wine needs fresh air As mentioned earlier, the finest wine collections deserve the best air quality. Ensure that your storage has a form of air purification or filtration to prevent any contamination. 3. Protect and preserve using the right doors An unlikely and often forgotten feature of wine storage are the doors. Indeed, they are required to create the dark environment that’s necessary for correct preservation, but also to avoid exposure to UV light. This natural light, in particular, results in the formation of hydrogen sulphide compounds in wine, which affect tannins and colour. Further, ensure that you select doors which close smoothly and quietly, to eliminate slamming and unnecessary vibrations which can damage your bottles. 4. Maintain perfect temperature Of course, to store wine like a connoisseur, it is absolutely imperative to protect wine from temperature fluctuations. The ideal preservation temperature is between 12ºC and 14ºC — although this is not a wide range, constant variation damages wine structure, flavour and life expectancy. Therefore, ensure your form of storage can maintain precise temperatures and keep your wine safe from overheating undercooling. 5. Take control of the environment As all these factors of light, air and heat come into play, it's important to be able to effortlessly control and adjust every feature of your storage compartments.

6. Store with style

Aesthetics are always important, and wine storage shouldn’t have to compromise the atmosphere and exuberance of your home. Choose a storage with considered stylistic design and incorporate accessories, such as door handles, wooden racks, custom engravings — don’t hold back from expressing your creativity.

Achieving ideal wine storage conditions at home: the solution

Liebherr’s Monolith Wine Cabinet — exclusively distributed by Andi Co. in Australia — consists of innovative features and world-leading design technology that make it the perfect storage environment for wine preservation. Addressing every factor mentioned above, it is the contemporary built-in solution for the wine connoisseur. Features like the soft and low heat InfinityLight LED technology, FreshAir Activated Charcoal Filter, SoftSystem for doors, temperature regulation through InfinityProtect, InfinitySwipe control panel, and their wide range of accessories, make Liebherr’s Monolith Wine Cabinet a distinctive and flawless wine storage option. Liebherr’s sleek, flawless Monolith Wine Cabinet from Andi Co. truly delivers convenience and practicality with its incorporation of storage features. Providing unmatched protection, precision and professionalism, the Monolith Wine Cabinet creates the perfect environment to store and preserve wine.


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It’s Here! Announcing the INDE.Awards Shortlist for 2021

The 2021 INDE.Awards marks the programme’s fifth year, and our first opportunity as an industry to truly celebrate all that we have achieved in some of the most difficult of circumstances. This year, the Awards are not just a celebration of excellence but of resilience, perseverance and dedication, where a rapidly changing world demanded the highest levels of innovation and progressive thinking.

2021 has seen our highest ever number of entrants as we’ve welcomed back past alumni and uncovered new faces and names. This year has seen the launch of “The Graduate”, a new entrant category that recognises outstanding projects from final year architecture students.

It is with great excitement that we officially announce the 2021 INDE.Awards Shortlist: a selection that pays homage to the talent and vision of an industry and a region.

Winners of the 2021 INDE.Awards will be announced on Thursday August 5. Secure your free ticket for the live broadcast now and be there as we award our Region’s best and brightest.

We would like to thank our 2021 Jury for lending their time, expertise and knowledge to the judging process; our Platinum Partner Zenith and all Category Partners for their continued support of this programme and its vision; and to each and every entrant – for all that you contribute to our industry and your world.

2021 INDE.Awards Shortlist

The Building

Proudly partnered by Neolith [caption id="attachment_154907" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Olderfleet. Photography: Tim Griffith[/caption] Collins Arch Woods Bagot & SHoP Architects Australia Federal House Edition Office Australia Jakob Factory Saigon G8A Architecture & Urban Planning with rollimarchini architekten Vietnam North Perth House NIC BRUNSDON Australia Olderfleet Grimshaw Australia Shutter House State of Kin Australia Smart Design Studio Smart Design Studio Australia Susan Wakil Health Building Billard Leece Partnership (BLP) & Diller Scofidio Renfro Australia Te Whare Nui o Tuteata: SCION Timber Innovation Hub RTA Studio & Irving Smith Architects New Zealand The Hedberg Performing Arts and Cultural Centre LIMINAL Architecture with WOHA Australia The Tiing NIC BRUNSDON with Manguning Indonesia Viettel Headquarter Gensler Singapore with Vietnam National Construction Consultants Corporation - JSC Vietnam  

The Multi-Residential Building

Proudly partnered by Bosch [caption id="attachment_154909" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Piccolo House. Photography: Trevor Mein[/caption] Breese Street by Milieu DKO with Breathe Architecture & Milieu Property Australia Henry Street Townhouses Maria Danos Architecture Australia Howard West Jackson Clements Burrows Architects & C Street Projects Australia Irving Street B.E Architecture Australia Lothian Kennedy Nolan Australia Midnight Fender Katsalidis with Oculus & Iconic Hotels Australia Miramar Mornington Mills Gorman Architects Australia Piccolo House Wood Marsh Architecture Australia Pipi Smart Design Studio Australia RAS Houses Sanjay Puri Architects India TATE Cera Stribley Architects Australia The Auburn Apartments Splinter Society Australia  

The Living Space

Proudly partnered by Gaggenau [caption id="attachment_154910" align="alignleft" width="1500"] 8 Yard House. Photography: Rory Gardiner[/caption] 8 Yard House Studio Bright Australia Coopworth FMD Architects Australia Cumulus House Chris Connell Design Australia Envelope House ASOLIDPLAN with Solid Architects LLP Singapore Evelyn Myers Ellyett Australia Federal House Edition Office Australia Garden House Austin Maynard Architects Australia K House Renato D'Ettore Architects Australia Limestone House John Wardle Architects Australia PONY WOWOWA Architecture Australia Striated House at Rajagiriya Palinda Kannangara Architects Sri Lanka Terracotta House Austin Maynard Architects Australia  

The Work Space

Proudly partnered by Herman Miller [caption id="attachment_154911" align="alignleft" width="1500"] The Foundry – CBA @ South Eveleigh. Photography: Steve Brown Photography[/caption] 35 Collins Street Grimshaw Australia Alexander House Alexander &CO. Australia Cotton On Wellness Greg Natale Design with PTID Australia Market Lane Elenberg Fraser Australia MediaWorks Warren and Mahoney with AECOM New Zealand NAB 3 Parramatta Square (NAB 3PS) Woods Bagot Australia Publicis Groupe at Workshop Bates Smart Australia Sculptform Studio Woods Bagot Australia Smart Design Studio Smart Design Studio Australia Spotify, Singapore M. Moser Associates Singapore The Foundry - CBA @ South Eveleigh Davenport Campbell & Partners with fjmtstudio Australia WPP CAMPUS - Bay 99 Contrast Design India  

The Social Space

Proudly partnered by Stormtech [caption id="attachment_154912" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Ten Minutes by Tractor. Photography: Rory Gardiner[/caption] Atomic Beer Project YSG Australia BYRDI DesignOffice Australia Esteban Restaurant & Bar H&E Architects Australia Fish Lane Town Square Richards & Spence with RPS Landscape Architects Australia Four Pillars Laboratory - Eileens Bar YSG Australia Australia HERO ACMI Chris Connell Design Australia Heyington Gardens Studiobird Australia Nature Discovery Park LAAB Architects with PLandscape & Speirs Major Hong Kong Sôl Bar & Restaurant Genesin Studio with Walter Brooke Australia Ten Minutes by Tractor COX Architecture Australia The Next Hotel, Melbourne Woods Bagot Australia There in the middleness Nathan Yong Design Singapore  

The Shopping Space

Proudly partnered by Tappeti [caption id="attachment_154913" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Joey Scandizzo Salon. Photography: Timothy Kaye[/caption] Bund Post Office - Institution Redefined Yatofu Creatives China Citi Wealth Hub Ministry of Design with Architectural QP: Space Design Architects Singapore Commercial Bay Warren and Mahoney with Woods Bagot & NH Architecture New Zealand ELLA South Craig Tan Architects Australia Four Pillars - Shop YSG Australia GINLEE Studio Wynk Collaborative Singapore HAYDON Beauty Collection TOMSHI & ASSOCIATES China House of Madison, Hong Kong Via. Hong Kong Joey Scandizzo Salon Kennon Architecture & Interiors Australia Salon Lane Siren Design Australia Sarah & Sebastian Russell & George Australia Sculptform Woods Bagot Australia  

The Learning Space

Proudly partnered by Autex Acoustics [caption id="attachment_154914" align="alignleft" width="1500"] RMIT Rodda Lane Precinct. Photography: Peter Bennetts[/caption] Brighton Street Early Learning Centre Danielle Brustman Studio with Perkins Architects Australia Docklands Primary School COX Architecture Australia Geelong College Junior School John Wardle Architects Australia Hayman Theatre Upgrade With Architecture Studio Australia La Trobe University Sports Park Warren and Mahoney with MJMA Toronto Australia Monash University Building 28 Kennedy Nolan Australia QUT College PDT Architects Australia RMIT Rodda Lane Precinct Sibling Architecture Australia School of Design and Environment 1 Special Projects, NUS School of Design and Environment with CPG Consultants Singapore The Innovation Cell A1 Office Australia The Rajasthan School Sanjay Puri Architects India Victorian Schools Bundle, Inclusive Schools Hub Billard Leece Partnership (BLP) Australia  

The Wellness Space

Proudly partnered by Grohe [caption id="attachment_154915" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Green Massage. Photography: Yunpu Cai[/caption] 1R Australia Foolscap Studio Australia Barwon Health North, Health Hub Billard Leece Partnership (BLP) Australia Bodyscape Yoga Studio State of Kin Australia Buff Nail Studios Design by GOLDEN Australia Dental Clinic. A Brave New World. Esoteriko with Jess Mason Australia Eden Health Retreat Collectivus with Push Architecture Australia Freemantle Dental Clinic SPH Architecture + Interiors with Peta Miller Australia Green Massage Vermilion Zhou Design Group China Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery Meditation Centre Forum Architects Singapore MacMurray Medical Centre Warren and Mahoney New Zealand Maddox Fit Hecker Guthrie Australia Sense of Self Bathhouse Setsquare Studio with Chamberlain Architects & Hearth Studio Australia  

The Design Studio

Proudly partnered by Woven Image [caption id="attachment_154916" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Smart Design Studio. Photography: Romello Pereira[/caption] Alexander &CO.  Australia B.E Architecture Australia Christopher Boots Studio Australia Myers Ellyett Australia Nathan Yong Design Singapore OKU space Australia Park + Associates Singapore RAW Architecture (Realrich Architecture Workshop) Indonesia Rocco Design Architects Associates Hong Kong & China Russell & George Australia Sanjay Puri Architects India Smart Design Studio Australia  

The Influencer

Proudly partnered by AHEC [caption id="attachment_154917" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Guha. Photography: Bacteria Photography[/caption] BSF Sengkol Organic Waste Conversion Facility Bambook Studio with Aurbamboo Indonesia CArrelé - The Calcium Brick Collection The Fabrick Lab with Nature Squared Philippines Guha RAW Architecture (Realrich Architecture Workshop) Indonesia iADC Design Museum Rocco Design Architects China Ona Coffee Breathe Architecture Australia Sarah & Sebastian Russell & George Australia St. Carolus Hospital Screening Facility AT-LARS Indonesia Te Whare Nui o Tuteata: SCION Timber Innovation Hub RTA Studio & Irving Smith Architects New Zealand The Galen ID21 Singapore The Stone Hedge - Redefining Responsible Tourism Inspiration with Vistaar Associates India ToT - Tower of Terraces Prashant Sutaria Architects (PSA) with Hemanti Sutaria India Villa Serena: The First Net Zero Villa in Lombok Bambook Studio Indonesia  

The Object

Proudly partnered by Haworth [caption id="attachment_154918" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Life Cycle. Photography: Courtesy of Nathan Yong Design[/caption] Arbour Linear Pendant Ross Gardam Australia Betwixt Café Ceramic Crockery Concept Black Australia Como Mirror Beatrix Rowe Product Design with Grazia & CO Australia Drum+Base Range AWM with Woods Bagot Australia Flask Lighting System Edward Linacre Australia Hand Carved Marble Lights Rooshad Shroff India Indre by Nikolai Kotlarczyk Rakumba with Nikolai Kotlarczyk Australia Life Cycle Nathan Yong Design Singapore Maddox System Savage Design Australia PEAK Inverted Incense Burner SKEEHAN Studio Australia Sundae Lounges by Jason Ju for DesignByThem Jason Ju for DesignByThem Australia The Embossed Acoustic Panel collection by Woven Image Woven Image Australia  

The Graduate

Proudly partnered by Alspec [caption id="attachment_154919" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Matthew Walton[/caption] Ashlee Murphy Deakin University Australia James McNicol UTS Australia Jingyuan Wang RMIT Australia Lachlan Wiles RMIT Australia Liam Oxlade RMIT Australia Matthew Walton University of Queensland Australia Muhammad Izzat Ramli The University of Auckland New Zealand Nicola May Myatt University of Queensland Australia Paige Kodesh UNSW Australia Rosemary Li The University of Auckland New Zealand Samantha Romana Monash University Australia Samuel Moloney The University of Auckland New Zealand  

The Prodigy

Proudly partnered by Milliken Ontera [caption id="attachment_154920" align="alignleft" width="1501"] Olivia Lee. Photography: Lavendar Chang[/caption] Ara Salomone & Alessandra French State of Kin Australia Ben Robertson Tecture Architecture and Design Australia Olivia Lee Olivia Lee Singapore Xi Chen Atelier XI China  

The Luminary

Proudly partnered by Wilkhahn [caption id="attachment_154921" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Jean-Michel Gathy. Photography: Courtesy of DENNISTON[/caption] Andre Fu Andre Fu Studio Hong Kong Jean-Michel Gathy DENNISTON Malaysia Penelope Forlano Forlano Design Australia   You can find the full list of our INDE.Awards shortlist right hereabc
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Seeing A New Perspective of Frank Lloyd Wright

In honour of Frank Lloyd Wright's 154th birthday, PechaKucha will once again present its special collaboration – Wright Sites x PechaKucha vol. 3. Eight speakers across the spectrum of academia, homeowners and curators will present in the traditional PechaKucha style of 20 image-based slides, that each progress after 20 seconds. Wright Sites x PechaKucha was started in 2020 in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy as a way to connect people around the world during the pandemic. The popularity and demand for seeing the famed architect in a new light has inspired this collaboration to continue. The speaker line-up for vol. 3 includes: Gilbert Adu-Boampong, “Inspired by Fallingwater” Karen Ettelson, “Wright on Wheels. Saving Booth Cottage” Helene Mansheim, “Beth Sholom Synagogue” Kevin Nute, Wright’s Notion of Organic Form Ayad Rahmani, “Frank Lloyd Wright and Ralph Waldo Emerson: Where architecture and literature unite in search of meaning.” Kathryn Smith, “Harriet and Sam Freeman House: The California Dream" Steve Sikora, “What color is Cherokee Red?” Tim Totten "Frank Lloyd Wright Goes to Hollywood" For those in Australia, the event will take place on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. AEST. Register for the Zoom event here, which is open to 500 participants around the world. However, if it's booked out the live stream can also be viewed here, and the presentation will be made available 24 hours after the event. See the full archive of past talks hereabc
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Privacy & Protection With Innovative Kaynemaile Mesh

Exclusively distributed by Austaron Surfaces throughout Australia, Kaynemaile’s award-winning exterior architectural mesh screens bring together contemporary design and expert engineering. Established in 2003, Austaron Surfaces provide high quality materials which are trusted by architects, designers, retailers, builders and consumers. Their product range, including Kaynemaile exterior screens, is utilised across diverse industry sectors to elevate retail, healthcare, entertainment and residential spaces.  Kaynemaile architectural mesh is composed of polycarbonate rings that seamlessly interlink to form a modern chainmail material. Its resulting strength, durability and flexibility offer high functionality and unlimited design potential for residential solar shading. [caption id="attachment_111774" align="alignnone" width="1170"] Stewart House (aka ‘Chain Mail’) | Adam Taylor Architecture | Mount Maunganui, New Zealand | Photography: Marshall Masters[/caption] Their exterior application solutions provide energy-efficient solar shading to reduce the amount of direct sunlight that enters a home, while maintaining a high level of privacy throughout the build.  Unlike metal mesh products which are highly thermally conductive, Kaynemaile’s innovative polycarbonate material is an insulator; Kaynemaile mesh remains at an ambient temperature, despite the radiating heat of Australian summers. As a result, the Kaynemaile mesh system can deflect up to 70% of visible and infrared light waves, which are linked to overheating. [gallery type="rectangular" size="large" ids="111775,111773"] Stewart House (aka ‘Chain Mail’) | Adam Taylor Architecture | Mount Maunganui, New Zealand | Photography: Marshall Masters Due to its three-dimensional structure, this unique product adds textural variation within residences and its 80% open area permits the unique ability of the architectural mesh to let daylight in while managing the solar gain, moderating the thermal environment and creating a comfortable space. [caption id="attachment_111771" align="alignnone" width="1170"] Double Bay Residence II | SAOTA Architects in association with TKD Architects | Photography Adam Letch[/caption] Pioneers in material innovation, Kaynemaile team works closely with its Australian distributor, Austaron Surfaces, and clients to collaborate on design concepts and create custom features. Designed by SAOTA Architects in association with TKD Architects is a contemporary home located in Sydney’s eastern suburb of Double Bay. The residence used automated solar screens by Kaynemaile, operated by a solar management system that detects the sun and moves the screen positions automatically, resulting in a unique and transformative facade solution. [caption id="attachment_111772" align="alignnone" width="1170"] Uno Duo Apartments | Form Architects | Auckland, New Zealand | Photography: Jason Mann[/caption] Design versatility and innovation is showcased in  the Uno Duo Apartments in Auckland as Kaynemaile screens, fitted within a movable steel subframe designed by Form Architects, provide both privacy and solar protection. The choice of Bronze mesh creates a warm radiance that seems reminiscent of bamboo — a beautiful juxtaposition with the building’s light, cooler-coloured timber.  [caption id="attachment_111776" align="alignnone" width="1170"]kaynemaile mesh Daybreak Boulevard Residence | Create Architecture | Gold Coast, Australia | Photography: Jacinta Harry[/caption] Designed to elevate the art of residential living, Kaynemaile mesh creates a new narrative for energy-efficient solar shading with superior levels of privacy, protection and exemplary functionality.  Kaynemaile architectural mesh is exclusively distributed in Australia via Austaron Surfaces. Enquire here, or visit austaronsurfaces.com for more information.  Header Image: Solar and Privacy Screening KaynemaileDouble Bay Residence II | SAOTA Architects in association with TKD Architects | Photography Adam Letchabc
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The Pitfalls of Investing in Low-Grade Drainage

Across the board in the Australian construction sector, standards are high. Whether you’re talking about window trusses or roofing, flooring, or external cladding, there are regulations in place to ensure products are safe, effective, and made to last. The drainage market – in which the manufacture, installation, and maintenance of all products must adhere to regulations as set out in the Plumbing Code of Australia – is a good example. Despite these rigorous standards, however, too many low-quality products still make it into our homes and workplaces. According to the Australian Steel Institute, an amazing 95 per cent of those working in the steel product sector report the presence of non-compliant products. Some may ask if this is such a problem? In the overall scheme of a major build, isn’t it natural that drainage sits down the list of priorities and does the quality of drainage really matter? [gallery type="rectangular" size="large" ids="112208,112209"]   Hidden Costs, Short Lifespans, and Building Damage Yes, drainage quality definitely does matter. The pitfalls of investing in low-grade products are significant. Generally, the result of high-volume manufacturing operations, such products are delivered with a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Little thought goes into their production, they don’t result from R&D spending, and they aren’t rigorously tested prior to production. As a result, while they may be less expensive than compliant products, they are also less adaptable. They are not suitable for a range of applications and, because they are made quickly, they tend to have poor finishes and represent safety risks. All these factors, in turn, result in shorter life spans, the need for unexpected replacements and even building damage. Put simply, inferior drainage inevitably results in overflows, frustration and unwelcomed costs for businesses and homeowners. The Stormtech alternative The choice for specifiers is clear: opt for the non-compliant, one-size-fits-all solution and open themselves to the possibility of unexpected future costs or purchase rigorously tested, fully compliant drainage products from a respected source like Stormtech. A family-owned business with over 35 years of local manufacturing experience and the inventor of linear drainage, Stormtech adheres to the Australian made ethos: the philosophy that ranks things like ingenuity, innovation, and product quality as its highest goals; and asserts that, in the long run, these priorities will serve it better than short-term financial gain. Offering a range of state-of-the-art drainage solutions made with materials like marine-grade 316 stainless steel and vinyl council approved uPVC, the company prides itself on both its intimate understanding of the local regulatory landscape and the position of esteem it has earned within the Australian construction and architectural communities. Those purchasing Stormtech drainage can do so safe in the knowledge that they are getting quality products that are fully compliant with Australian regulations and therefore safe, reliable, and fit for purpose.


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Gentle Joyfulness in This New Delhi Apartment

Wanting to bring in the qualities of a boutique hotel, this 185-square-metre apartment in New Delhi is designed for client’s that travel to the city frequently and wanted a place that was theirs when in town. Balancing the intimacy and quality of a hotel, this renovation offers the warmth and familiarity that only comes with a private residence. Offering personality and flair, each room has been individually themed, enveloping the ‘guest’ in its design. This was a response to the client’s wanting to have a distinct experience each time they’re in the home. The colour palette is muted, but elements of intrigue have been brought in through the selection of high-end Italian furniture; and mix of furniture, paintings, plants and wall tiles. A uniform grey tone is enlivened with a coral accent in the living room, adding a gentle moment of joy, while concrete finishes and artwork bring a refined texture. Natural yet luxurious touches can be seen in the inclusion of terrazzo lights, and a concrete table designed by Foster & Partners for Molteni&C – both of which are set against deeply concaved wooden panelling. Contrasting against the timber is a black rattan bar – an addition that alludes to the desire to have a hotel-like home. The two bedrooms have been designed to be different, yet both offering a sense of peacefulness and restraint. Natural timber is paired with white in the guest bedroom, with the organic edge of the bedhead softening the precision of the timber battens to the wardrobe. In the main room, a dramatic timber wall panel systems with deep grooves make a statement in a richer walnut finish, complemented by the simple elements within the room. These wall panels create a point of interest in the bedroom but also artistically conceal the doors to limit the visual clutter. An area dedicated to work has been accommodated and offers a fresh alternative with light pine and white ambience to set the right tone for productivity. This home is a showcase of elegant detailing, refined furniture and artistic expressions that make it feel as luxurious as a hotel and as comfortable as what a home should be. Aditi Sharma Design Studio Photography by Ishita Sitwala  abc