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Digging Deep: This is what Social Design Means to Us

Digging Deep: This is what Social Design Means to Us

The Social Space INDE.Award celebrates design that imaginatively brings people together. These are impressive spaces where we interact and play. But what about these projects makes them ‘social’?

Social design, without context, is one of those terms that could fairly easily be appropriated to reference a variety of projects, briefs and approaches. But what is it about these seemingly disparate, varied sector projects that unites them under the “social” banner?

This is something we asked ourselves in great detail when creating the INDE.Awards Social Space category – and after much research and discussion, here’s what we discovered…

The Social Space is characterized by design that imaginatively brings people together. These are impressive spaces where we interact, play – even work. It’s design that is purpose-built to encourage people to collide and interact with one another. It’s design that uses the principles of typical human behaviour to create strategic spaces that direct and produce social activity.

Brought to you by Living Edge, we present your 2017 INDE.Awards shortlist for Social Space…

 

1

PLAYbox at Esplanade Theatres, Lekker Architects

 

Cinemaxx Karawachi

Cinemaxx Junior, DP Design

 

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Mezzi Master Bookshop & Exhibit, One Plus Partnership

 

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Sensory Lab, Foolscap Studio

 

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M&G Café and Bar at The Star, Luchetti Krelle

 

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The University of Sydney Business School, Carr

 

08

Humming Puppy, Karen Abernethy Architects

 

Woollahra

Woollahra Library, BVN

Words by Sophia Watson