The winners of the 2014
Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) were announced on November 21st at Randwick Race Course in Sydney.
Kennedy Nolan received the Overall Winner prize for their St Kilda House West project. Nolan combined Asian and contemporary architectural themes for St Kilda House West.
St Kilda House West Project[/caption]The project was designed for the client’s desire to have an expressive home that is neither formulaic nor symbolic. The resulting design caters to a sensibility that was not intended to be literal.
The project also received IDEA’s Residential Single award.
Designer of the Year
Woods Bagot received the Designer of the Year award, as the group was praised for its contribution to diverse exemplary projects over the past year.
NAB 700 Bourke St[/caption]
Spanning across hospital, commercial and public spaces, notable projects from the practice include the Royal Randwick, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), NAB 700 Bourke Street, and The Collins and Co-working Village.
“Their ability to design acumen is both resolute and of an aesthetic quality like no other,” said the event team.
The IDEA Gold Medal, recognises practitioners who have made an enduring contribution to Australian design over the course of their career. This year’s Gold Medal was awarded to Chris Connell, Director of Chris Connell Design.
Pepe Chair[/caption]With over 30 years’ experience within the architecture, interior design and furniture industry, Connell founded MAP with Raoul Hogg.
His iconic Pepe chair is included within the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, New York.
Breathe Architecture received IDEA’s Sustainability award for The Commons, a triple bottom line development that also won the Residential Multi category.
The Emerging Design Award was given to C + M Studio for their inaugural project, Manly Penthouse, which sees a curved interior room inserted within a modernist shell.
Manly by CM Studio[/caption]
All winners were selected by the 2014 judges:
Miriam Fanning (Mim Design),Fiona Dunin (FMD Architects),Trent Jansen and Grant Amon (Grant Amon Architects),Jon Goulder and Mark Simpson (DesignOffice),Inside Magazine’s editors Jan Henderson and Gillian Serisier.
Please see below for a full list of winners:
Kennedy Nolan – St Kilda West House
Designer of the Year
Breathe Architects – The Commons
Winner: NGV + Mathery – Pastello - Draw Act
Highly Commended: Fold Theory – City of Trees
Highly Commended: Justin Architecture – Fallow: Between Abandonment and Rebirth
Winner: DesignOffice – A. Baker
Highly Commended: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects – Norton Street Cinema
Highly Commended: Pascale Gomes-McNabb Design (PGMD) – Yellow
Winner: BVN Donovan Hill – Regional Terminal at Christchurch Airport
Highly Commended: BVN Donovan Hill in association with Jasmax – ASB North Wharf
Highly Commended: Travis Walton Architecture – Sisterfields
Object – Furniture and Lighting
Winner: Coco Flip – Bucket Table
Highly Commended: Christopher Boots – Asterix Series
Highly Commended: Ross Gardam – Asymmetry
Winner: Bates Smart – 171 Collins Street
Highly Commended: Luchetti Krelle – Claremont House Driveway
Highly Commended: Museum Victoria Design Studio – First Peoples Exhibition
Winner: Arent&Pyke – The Avenue
Highly Commended: Sarah Davison Interior Design – Art House
Winner: Breathe Architecture – The Commons
Highly Commended: DesignOffice – Park and Raphael Display Unit
Highly Commended: Smart Design Studio and Koichi Takada Architects – One Central Park
Winner: Kennedy Nolan – St Kilda West House
Highly Commended: Andrew Burges Architects – Pittwater House
Highly Commended: Maddison Architects – Cabin 2
Winner: Kerstin Thompson Architects – Aesop Emporium
Highly Commended: Elenberg Fraser – Adrian Zumbo Patisserie
Highly Commended: Studio Equator – Whites Dispensary
Workplace Over 1000 square metres
Winner: Architectus and Ingenhoven Architects – Sydney Commonwealth Parliament Offices
Highly Commended: CO-AP – Camperdown Childcare
Highly Commended: Intermain – WWF Australia
Workplace Under 1000 square metres
Winner: Melbourne Design Studios – Birkenstock Australia HQ
Highly Commended: Alexander &Co. – Calida HQ