One day left to enter IDEA 2021

The extended entry deadline for IDEA 2021 ends on 25 June at midnight AEST. This is your last chance to enter your projects and your studio! Can I really complete my entry in 24 hours? Yes! Sign into your account and choose one of our project categories that best fits your project. You can also nominate yourself for the special […]

K.P.D.O. overhauls ’80s Melbourne addition to accommodate art collection

Warm white walls and pale timber floors serve as the background to a vast collection of art in this Melbourne renovation by K.P.D.O. The studio, which is led by 2016 IDEA Gold Medallist Kerry Phelan and Stephen Javens, were approached by a client looking transform an “uninspiring 1980s addition” to a Victorian villa. “The project […]

Four days left to enter IDEA 2021

There are only four days left to get your entry in to IDEA 2021. To help you prepare your entry and submit it before midnight AEST on 25 June, we’ve put together answers to some key questions: 1. What is IDEA? The Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) is Australia’s oldest independent architecture and interior design […]

Cultivated sponsors IDEA 2021 Sustainability Awards

Cultivated has just been announced as the newest sponsor of IDEA 2021, placing its support behind one of the program’s most sought-after prize – the Sustainability Award. Established in 2013, but officially launched at Melbourne Design Week this year, Cultivated is Cult’s in-house sustainability program. The leading Australian design destination, which offers premium furniture, lighting and […]

Sue Carr awarded 2021 Order of Australia

Sue Carr has been awarded an Order of Australia in recognition of her service to “interior design, education, and women in business” in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The Order of Australia recognises Australians who have displayed outstanding service or exceptional achievement in the community, acting as an opportunity to celebrate professional excellence. The […]

studiofour adds dramatic black zinc extension to Federation-era Melbourne home

Focused on “fusing old and new”, studiofour has expanded a Federation-era family home with the addition of a dramatic black zinc-clad extension. Located in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern East, Central Park Residence presents an unchanged face to the streetscape of similarly built Federation homes. It’s only until you step to the back of the […]

JDA Co. inserts rooftop bar into Heritage-listed Brisbane shopping strip

JDA Co. has “perched” a new bar onto the rooftop of one of Stanley Street’s Heritage-listed shops in the Brisbane inner-city suburb of Woolloongabba. An addition to the modern French restaurant that occupies the shop beneath it, the newly opened Le Bon Bar was designed under stringent local Heritage restrictions. “We designed the structure to […]

Five days left to enter IDEA 2021

Entries for IDEA 2021 close in five days! To help you prepare your entry and submit it before midnight AEST this Friday 11 June, here are some tips. Entry requirements: To enter IDEA, you’ll need 10 images, a specs sheet, project plans and the answers to the following 3 questions: What were the aims of […]

“I’m looking for genuine sustainability” – IDEA 2021 Sustainability judge Bonnie Herring

Sustainability is “not something you attach to the building, it’s something that is embedded in its DNA” says inaugural IDEA Sustainability judge Bonnie Herring of Breathe Architecture. Director and sustainability lead at the Melbourne practice, Herring will be overseeing IDEA’s Sustainability Award, judging and selecting the winner from the projects entered in the 2021 program. […]

Splinter Society Architecture screens Melbourne apartments in bronze

Splinter Society Architecture has screened its latest collection of Melbourne apartments in a bronze mesh designed to capture the “euphoric afternoon light”. Nicknamed the Auburn Apartments after the “bronze veil” that mimics nearby trees, the project in Hawthorn is a collection of individual homes that share a facade. “Both natural and lustrous, the facade is […]

10 days left to enter IDEA 2021

There are just 10 days left to get your project in front of some of Australia’s best architects and interior designers by entering IDEA 2021. IDEA stands apart for its emphasis on Australian design and Australian designers. It’s the country’s oldest independent architecture and interior design awards and distinguishes itself for its national focus. For established […]