The International Design & Architecture Awards (ID&A), hosted by UK’s design et al magazine, has a lengthy shortlist for 2014 and contains five Australian projects.

Over 100 projects feature across 49 categories in the Architecture segment of the awards, which includes three designs from JPR Architects and one each from Tobola Architects and Tony Owen Partners.

Darling Point Residence and McMahon's Point Residence by Sydney-based JPR Architects will compete in the Residential Property categories alongside fellow Australian firm Tobola Architects whose project in Hunters Hill has also been shortlisted.

^located in the opulent suburb of Darling Point, the brief called for a complete refurbishment of  the 1980s apartment, which included improving visual connectivity and allowing natural light into the interior of the apartment. Image: JPR Architects.

<^McMahon's Point Residence inserts contemporary amenity and living into a heritage listed fabric. JPR refurbished the entire 130 year old apartment which now incorporates a roof-top terrace and a large centre courtyard, facilitated by new open planned sliding doors and a central atrium. Image: JPR Architects.
Below: Hunters Hill residence by Tobola boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding bush valley from almost every room. Large glazed windows and high ceilings (almost 7m high) in the living room benefit natural light in abundance. Image: Tobola Architects.

Eliza Apartments in Sydney (Below) by Tony Owen Partners has been shortlisted in the Overall Development – Asia/Pacific category, and has to beat Mercurio Design Lab’s ILIV to earn that title.

The design of Eliza by Tony Owen recruited three-dimensional computer modelling and ‘visualisation’ software which allows several users to work concurrently, merging and synchronizing individual ideas into one cohesive outcome.

The result is a 17 storey medium density apartment complex with a multi-contoured floor plate and a different area shape for each of its 19 apartments. (Images: supplied)

JPR Architects also have a project in the Residential Swimming Pool Category and will fight it out against a Ski Chalet indoor pool by Cittolin Polli & Associés located in the Swiss Alps.

Below: Waterfront House Coogee by JPR Architects. Image: JPR Architects.

The winners for the awards, which also includes Hotel and Property, Yacht and Aviation and Product Design awards will be announced in London in September.