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Smart Design Studio is delighted to have received recognition for Indigo Slam at the World Festival of Interiors (INSIDE) Awards, held last week in Berlin, Germany.

Showcasing the best in interior design from around the world, the festival attracts entries from over 60 countries. Indigo Slam was awarded Best Residential Interior, with the judges applauding Smart Design Studio for “working with classic architectural elements such as light, texture and space sequences with an impressive care for detail”.

To conclude an already exciting week, Smart Design Studio also received the Residential – Single and Overall Winner awards for Indigo Slam at the 2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), with Sydney 385 receiving the Residential – Multi award.

After a wonderful week of international and local acknowledgement for our two projects, we would like to thank the entire design and construction teams for both, as well as our respective clients Judith Neilson, and Andrew and Steffan. Read more about Indigo Slam here and Sydney 385 here.

National Architecture Award for Indigo Slam

We’re delighted to announce that Indigo Slam has won the Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New) at the 2016 AIA National Architecture Awards.

Indigo Slam, an inspiring home for an art collector, is unique in Australian residential architecture. Designed to last for 100 years, materials were selected to wear and endure and fittings to last. Behind a façade of sculpted concrete facing a new Chippendale park, serene living spaces and monumental halls create an interplay of spare interiors in which the main decorative element is light.

We would like to thank our wonderful client, Judith Neilson and the entire design and construction team for making this such an exceptional project. More on Indigo Slam here.

Sharrin Rees Tribute

In this newsletter we pay tribute to Sharrin Rees, who recently passed away and will be greatly missed. Over the past 15 years, Sharrin was our number one photographer and was responsible for capturing the most beautiful images associated with our projects. As a woman she was a pioneer in her field and as an architectural photographer, one of the best in the country.

What makes Sharrin Rees’ photographs stand out from the rest is their poetry, the way that they capture the project’s story in a unique and delightful way.
This had me hooked and I therefore have had the privilege of establishing a wonderful collaborative relationship with her.

– William Smart

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