IDEA AWARDS 2015
From a shortlist of 120 entries the 2015 IDEA Awards announced earlier this month. The awards highlight some of the best interiors being produced in Australia for 2015.
Event Space Winner
Pop Down Bar
Comprising an ephemeral bar room created in the basement of Space Furniture, Pop Down Bar’s role was to host several temporary events for a range of clients. A stacked timber threshold led visitors into an immersive basement bar room chamber lined with a perimeter screen of American ash and rich fabric.
Archie Rose Distilling Co.
The Archie Rose Distillery design took a rather unremarkable steel shed and created a compelling new establishment where artisanal making occupies centre stage. It is a total sensory journey that educates and engages patrons with the industrial processes of distillation, the product consumed at the bar and the Archie Rose brand
Transforming a beachside Victorian terrace into a home, the design evokes different moods while still being flexible to the needs of a young family. As such, the spaces reflect their purpose: from the composed inky solemnity of the intimate formal zones to the sun-bleached lightness of the casual family zones.
Upper House demonstrates a clarity in urban composition and a social program that engages with its context in a new and positive way. Central to the project, a communal space acknowledges sustainability is both social and environmental. The unique composition of the building allows the upper levels to float like a cloud.
The inspiration for this extension came from thinking about how this family live and enjoy life. Spaces are playful – conceived more like a favourite local café than a private house, reflecting this family’s desire to create a home that allows them to connect with friends, family and their local community.
Objects: Furniture & Lighting
Expanding the A-joint range, the A-Joint Stretch is a component capable of supporting large work surfaces (up to 1500 millimetres across) for open plan offices. In doing so, it allows workplaces to be increasing domestic in look and feel. The A-Joint is designed to work with a variety of materials to suit any environment.
Designer: Studio Henry Wilson
Photographer: Jonathan Chambers
Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
The Melbourne School of Design for the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning creates an environment for flexible teaching and learning for students, researchers and academics. It is also an educational tool in itself through the considered use of materials and transparent overlapping of planning and spatial relationships.
To build upon retail sitting underneath an expansive 6500-square-metre Sky Park, a ‘Forests’ theme was incorporated to open the retail space to nature and introduce raw elements that would challenge shopper perceptions and inspire a new retail experience, one removed from the internalised and artificial environments of modern shopping centres.
Workplace Over 1000sqm
One of the healthiest workplaces in the world that embody themes of ‘healthy’, ‘collaboration’, ‘innovation’ and ‘inspiration. Indeed, the project utilises Health Based Working (HBW) – placing the mental and physical health of people at its heart. Densely planted both inside and out, it is a ‘living, breathing building’.
Workplace Under 1000sqm
Bresic Whitney Hunters Hill
Envisioned as a Baroque townscape set within its tenancy envelope, the interior presents a crafted and delicate composition of elemental figures seemingly dropped into a container – figures that twist in scale and orientation to create contracting and expanding spaces and guide open circulation paths. Big ideas in small spaces.
This project has a six-star Green Star Design and as Built rating under the Green Star Office V3, targeting a five-star NABERS Energy rating based on carbon emissions in operation. Innovations include rooftop solar PV array, tri-generation system, water efficient fixtures and fittings, drought tolerant landscape, rainwater harvesting, greywater collection and treatment for reuse.
Sponsored by Instyle
Designer of the Year
Jackson Clements Burrows
Jackson Clements Burrows was established in 1998 by Tim Jackson, Jon Clements and Graham Burrows to form a collaborative team with a shared commitment to the exploration of innovative architecture, driven by environmentally sustainable design principles. JCB is based in Melbourne and is a design-focused studio committed to the delivery of exceptional architecture, interior and urban design.
Jackson Clements Burrows Shortlisted projects:
Arbory (Public Space)
Monash International Bachelor of Business College (Workplace Over 1000sqm)
Monash University North West Precinct (Workplace Over 1000sqm)
Moonlight Cabin (Residential Single)
The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials
Conservation (WorkplaceUnder 1000sqm)
Upper House (Residential-Multi)
Images of assorted projects
Sponsored by Cult
Since winning the Bombay Sapphire Award in 2004, Goodrum has moved onward and upward, always pushing the boundaries of his design prowess. He has collaborated on multiple furniture pieces and ranges with such names as Cappellini, Normann Copenhagen, Poltrona Frau and Wallpaper and closer to home CULT, Tait, Dessein and the bespoke collective Broached Commissions. He has collaborated with Veuve Clicquot and was named the winner of the Rigg Design Prize for 2015.
So this is a year to reflect on a body of work that fulfils the promise of design ingenuity and innovation, and to gather the strength to do it all again next year! Congratulations Adam on a year of remarkable product design and for embracing and extrapolating your talent beyond traditional limits, and thank you for your contribution to Australian design.
Nik Karalis, Woods Bagot’s group managing director and CEO, possesses a diverse portfolio of civic, architectural and interior projects. His work has received international acclaim, and he has won some prominent design awards, including the Australian Institute of Architects’ national and state awards, IDEA national award, FX international awards, WAF shortlists and numerous global awards. His work crosses many boundaries, ranging from master planning to civic and commercial buildings and intimate interiors. It is his ability to move between these complex interplays of disciplines that allow him to communicate with clients and operate across many project types.
Sponsored by Duravit
Strong concepts and influences are drawn from Italian 1950s design, film and architecture (such as that of Gio Ponte and Carlo Scarp) were incorporated in the planning and fit-out to create an Italian-themed restaurant and whiskey bar located in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Designer: Hecker Guthrie
Photographer: Oetomo Foto
Hermès Vitrine D’Artiste
Responding to a commission from Hermès New York to create a bespoke installation for the flagship store’s windows, the design metamorphosis represents a 12-month collaboration, resulting in seven works created for the windows of Hermès on opposite sides of Madison Avenue, New York.