- Article by Elisa Scarton
The September/October issue of inside magazine is on newsstands now and includes all the projects shortlisted for IDEA 2021.
The projects and practices featured in this issue resonate with the same restlessness I imagine we are all feeling in 2021.
Affected as they are by all that has happened around us, they still, somehow, shine brightly and beautifully as examples not just of the potential of Australian design, but of its future.
They are full of joy and hope and an eagerness for the day when we can gather once more, at home and in public, without a thought for social distancing.
We begin this issue with an injection of Pop Art and power disco moves in Luchetti Krelle’s Ovolo hotel in South Yarra before detoxing in the Adelaide Hills with Enoki and Proske Architects’ Vigneron House.
Crossing back into Victoria, we marvel at how one type of timber – spotted gum – can be so expressive and so multifaceted in Nest Architects and Placement Studio’s Florida House.
Clearly manifesting our desire to travel interstate, at least in print, we head back once more to Adelaide to warm our hands by the magnificent brick oven that dominates Sans Arc’s latest hospitality project, Bloom.
Only to rest at last at Arent & Pyke’s Queens Park House – a romantic restoration of a Federation bungalow in Sydney’s eastern suburbs that enchants like only an IDEA 2021 Designer of the Year finalist can.
This issue of inside wouldn’t be complete without a shout-out to CplusC director Clinton Cole’s incredible Sydney home. The architect did more than just built his dream digs. His house is a direct response to the climate emergency facing our country and our planet, pushing the boundaries in sustainable and conscientious design.
Sustainable is also the word of the day in this issue’s Discourse as we chat to three of the country’s best practices – Breathe, Fender Katsalidis and Jackson Clements Burrows – about what architects and designers can do right now to make a difference internally and externally.
This issue of inside is also a particularly special one, not just for its inclusion of the shortlisted projects and practices for IDEA 2021, but also because it will, for the first time, feature the traditional names for the land on which all its featured projects stand.
While this gesture is small in the grand scheme of things, it is a first step, for us and for this publication, towards acknowledging the traditional owners of this land past, present and future.
I thank each and every person who entered the 19th edition of our awards program and congratulate all our shortlisted entries.
Pick up a copy of inside in newsagencies or online now.