AR133 – Contrasts
AR133 seeks to explore a number of different metropolises from across the Asia Pacific region with an overall focus on where Australian cities stand in relation.
Inside issue 79: the IDEA winners
This issue of Inside covers projects that deal with the revitalisation of existing structures, and also features all the winners of the 2013 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).
AR133 – Contrasts seeks to explore a number of different metropolises from across the Asia Pacific region with an overall focus on where Australian cities stand in relation. There are five sections: Origins – urban planning, Expansion – rapid urbanisation, Set Pieces – small scale design, Revolve – socioeconomics, and Converse – aesthetics. Each category discusses architecture from disparate vantages and at different scales in order to ask: what are the current trends in architectural production in the Asia Pacific region?
Our latest serial articles – On Trial investigating eco-cities and In Conversation into theory and aesthetics in Melbourne – are offset by texts that explore ideas borne in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney. Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp’s St Barnabas Anglican Church, Sydney, Bates Smart’s 171 Collins, Melbourne, and Singapore-based MKPL’s Kent Vale Faculty Housing make up the project reviews; and, finally, Under Construction showcases the technological innovation in Denton Corker Marshall’s UTS Broadway.
The annual IDEA winners issue of Inside celebrates all of the winners and highly commended projects of the 2013 Interior Design Excellence Awards. The second half of the magazine is devoted to the awards and stands as an extraordinary showcase of the year’s most outstanding interior and object designs, as determined by a panel of industry professionals.
Inside has always played its part in supporting young talent and new Australian initiatives, and as such this issue includes a profile on Sydney designer, Nicholas Gurney, and two stories about new Australian furniture brands, Anomaly and Dessein. It also features the work of highly respected international designers, and what better time to delve into the practice of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec than on the occasion of a major retrospective of their work.
This issue also covers the European design fairs, including highlights from the London Design Festival, and unearths a number of designers at Paris Design Week whose work responds to nature with sensitivity and originality.
Though covering a range of typologies, the projects in this issue share a common bond in that each deals with the revitalisation of existing structures. HASSELL’s reworking of the Park Royal hotel in Darling Harbour, Woods Bagot’s rejuvenation of the Raheen Library at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne and Landini Associates’ fitout for the T2 Headquarters, contained within a Collingwood warehouse, each speak of the challenges and triumphs of working with existing building stock.
In this issue of Inside Interior Design Review:
- Raheen Library by Woods Bagot
- Park Royal by Hassell
- T2 Headquarters by Landini Associates
- In review: Domestic Renewal
- In review: 15 Colour Series by Joanna Lamb
- Initiative: Dessein
- Profile: Nicholas Gurney
- Practice: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
- Initiative: Anomaly
- Industry: Green scene
- Special report: Paris Design Week
- Special report: London Design Festival