2024 Australian Interior Design Awards: Premier Award for Interior Design
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2024 Australian Interior Design Awards: Premier Award for Interior Design

Jury comment

This project stood out for the jury as it rigorously challenged each member’s way of thinking about residential interiors. Northcote House’s innovation and sustainability agenda, with every component of the home manufactured within five kilometres of the site, gave it an edge, making the project a very deserving recipient of the Premier Award. It is technically very impressive and boasts a seamless integration of interiors and architecture, which is also to be highly commended. The project’s innovative building technologies and processes have driven a unique outcome and as a champion of small footprint living, the house’s intimate spaces spark joy.

Design statement

Northcote House reconceptualises the Victorian terrace typology in response to the existing urban context. The 80-square-metre house utilises advanced robotic technology to create a highly textured interior, playing with light and darkness over a vertical central void. Bespoke interior concrete textures serve acoustic and thermal performance to create comfort.

Northcote House is located in Northcote, Victoria, and built on the land of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people.

Project credits

Design practice – LLDS
Project team – David Leggett, Paul Loh, Nan Li, Yuhan Psyche Hou

The Premier Award for Interior Design is supported by Dulux. The Australian Interior Design Awards are presented by the Design Institute of Australia and Artichoke. For more images of this project, see the Australian Interior Design Awards gallery.

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