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The 2021 INDE.Awards shortlist for The Living Space is an exemplar group. Each and every one ticks every box for style, form and function with detail and design finesse at their heart. Houses with views inside and out vie with homes that offer sanctuary and serenity – and everything in between. This year it appears that every project is a winner.

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Federal House. Photography: Ben Hosking

Olya Yemchenko, Senior Brand Communications Manager of Gaggenau Australia reflects on the shortlist and the future of residential design in the Indo-Pacific commenting,

“Today’s residential design places greater emphasis on sustainability, whether this is the interaction between house and garden, renewable electricity or choice of materials. Consideration has been given from boundary to boundary, providing a holistic experience of a home. The created spaces feel much more generous regardless of their physical footprint. What stands out is the use of raw, natural surfaces from exposed brickwork, natural stone palettes to timber, steel and glass. All the little details come together to create a full picture.”

Garden House. Photography: Derek Swalwell

As inspirational as these homes are, there is a continuum between the group and that is their tailormade design for those who live within the walls. More and more our homes not only reflect ourselves and our lives but the way we wish to live now.

Yemchenko explains, “We have previously emphasised that when looking to design The Living Space, the end result is informed by many factors – incorporating the individual needs of the occupant’s lifestyle and aesthetic proclivities. It is really inspiring to see how residences today are taking on the form of their own enclosed oasis, where individuals have the ability to fully immerse themselves within their home environment. Embodying the essence of a private retreat.”

Striated House at Rajagiriya. Photography: Ganidu Balasuriya

While each home in the shortlist exemplifies great residential design, there were a few that caught Yemchenko’s eye as stand outs and they are, “Federal House where the dark finishes contrast with the space, greenery and vastness of the outside world. Garden House is a residence that perfectly marries the transition between indoor and outdoor living and Striated House where space and light is amplified.”

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Limestone House. Photography: Dianna Snape

8 Yard House
Studio Bright
Australia

Coopworth
FMD Architects
Australia

Cumulus House
Chris Connell Design
Australia

Envelope House
ASOLIDPLAN with Solid Architects LLP
Singapore

Evelyn
Myers Ellyett
Australia

Federal House
Edition Office
Australia

Garden House
Austin Maynard Architects
Australia

K House
Renato D’Ettore Architects
Australia

Limestone House
John Wardle Architects
Australia

PONY
WOWOWA Architecture
Australia

Striated House at Rajagiriya
Palinda Kannangara Architects
Sri Lanka

Terracotta House
Austin Maynard Architects
Australia

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