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Australians make the 2018 Dezeen Awards shortlist

Seven projects and one practice comprise the Australian entries that have made it to the 2018 Dezeen Awards shortlist.

The awards program, which is a new initiative for the international design blog, attracted more than 3,500 submissions from 91 different countries. The program is divided into three main category groups: interiors, design and architecture. Special studio awards will recognize all-round design excellence for a body of work.

Among the architectural projects on the shortlist are Breathe Architecture’s Nightingale 1 apartment building in Melbourne’s Brunswick, the 2017 MPavilion comission by international practice OMA and two Tasmanian hospitality projects – the krakani lumi walker’s accomodation and the Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions by Liminal Architecture.

The Dezeen Awards are judged by an international panel, which includes Astrid Klein (Klein Dytham Architecture), Amanda Levete (Amanda Levete Architects), Sadie Morgan (DRMM), John Pawson (John Pawson Architects), Thomas Heatherwick (Heatherwick Studio) and Ma Yansong (Mad Architects).

The Australian shortlisted entries are:


Housing project

Nightingale 1 – Breathe Architecture

Hospitality building

Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions – Liminal Architecture

krakani lumi – Taylor and Hinds Architects

Small building

MPavilion – OMA


House interior

Captain Kelly’s Cottage – John Wardle Architects

Civic and cultural interior

Learning and Teaching Building, Monash University – John Wardle Architects

Health and wellness interior

Willow Urban Retreat – Melanie Beynon and Megan Hounslow


Emerging architect of the year

Raffaello Rosselli Architect

Emerging interior designer of the year

Alexander and Co

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