The 10th edition of the Australian Interior Design Awards recognised among others, a sustainable kindergarten in Western Australia, a playfully sophisticated Tribeca loft, and a vibrant Melbourne caffeine haunt.
Co-presented by the Design Institute of Australia, designEX and Artichoke, the Australian Interior Design Awards showcase the impressive talents of Australian interior designers and architects. According to event manager Jacinta Reedy, the design awards drew world class entries from boutique as well as large firms in all categories including residential and workplace designs as well as international design and sustainability advancement.
The top accolade at the Australian Interior Design Awards 2013, the Premier Award for Interior Design Excellence and Innovation went to Leeton Pointon Architects + Interiors and Allison Pye Interiors for Park House, VIC. Park House is a residential design uninfluenced by fashion or trend, with the interiors presenting an effortless attainment of spatial flows where elements and space are seamlessly integrated with the architecture.
According to the Jury, ‘there is an outstanding attention to the design of three-dimensional form, materiality and detail, which is most evident in the provision of incredibly comfortable spaces that would be a joy and delight to inhabit’.
Brooking Design Architects was awarded the Sustainability Advancement Award for John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School (JSRACS) Kindergarten - Beechboro Campus in WA. Recognising a clear commitment to sustainability and its practical application in the project, the Jury noticed ‘the project’s attention to materials selection, benign finishes, energy efficiency, natural light and double glazing’, which were deemed to ‘highlight a coherent suite of environmental features intelligently addressed through good design’.
Projects eligible for the 2013 awards were completed between 1 September 2011 and 31 December 2012.
The complete winners’ list is available on the Australian Interior Design Awards website.