Did you miss out on the industry’s most anticipated regional architecture and design conference? Fear not – the full programme is now live on demand!
12 August, 2021
Last Thursday saw the launch of the inaugural INDE.Summit – a full day, knowledge-powered symposium that offered a deep dive into the most pressing issues in architecture and design. Featuring four CPD accredited panels and three investigative “in focus” sessions, the day was a comprehensive roundup of progressive ideas, challenging insights and innovative discussions.
Panels were comprised of the industry’s leading names from right across the Indo-Pacific, delivering an entirely unique collection of viewpoints and experience that helped the Summit capture the similarities and differences that define us as a region.
From industry heavyweights to progressive trail-blazers, each panel was diverse in its makeup and engaging in its perspectives, where the likes of Richard Francis-Jones (fjmtstudio), Rosemary Kirkby (Rosemary Kirkby & Associates), Iwan Sunito (Crown Group), Amdanda Stanaway (Woods Bagot), David Kaunitz and Ka Wai Yeung (Kaunitz Yeung Architecture), Michael Mossman (University of Sydney), Emma Telfer (Assemble), Zhenru Goy (Goy Architecture), Shannon Peach (Milieu Property) and many more were on hand to cover everything from funding sustainability, to uncovering the next evolution in housing affordability.
But the best part of the Summit is that it’s not over yet! All seven sessions are now available to watch on demand, meaning you can rewatch your favourites or catch-up on the panels you missed whenever and wherever you have an internet connection.
CPD Accredited Sessions
Finding and Financing Sustainability: Indo-Pacific Built Environment Case Studies
What drives a strong vision for holistic sustainability in a project? How is it financed? What supports and threatens its implementation? The answers and the very framing of the questions will vary with place, budget and regulation, but will certainly allude to how the various players in the built environment industry value sustainability in all its forms. This session seeks out positive examples of sustainable development as a means of finding lesions that could benefit the regional industry as a whole.
Moderator: Dr. Helen Norrie (University of Tasmania)
Speakers: Stephen Cairns (Future Cities Laboratory, Urban-Rural Systems), Dr. Jeremy Smith (Irving Smith Architects), Iwan Sunito (Crown Group), Emma Telfer (Assemble)
Ecosystems of Commercial Space in the Indo-Pacific
Globally, strategies from one sector of commercial space design are crossing over to influence others. This is creating new opportunities and avenues for the owners, designers and users of spaces. Though many of the drivers of this strategic fluidity are borderless, the cultural inflections of particular places, and the real estate and planning contexts at play, can vary considerably and influence the outcomes. This session investigates, through regional examples, how global currents are manifesting in the Indo-Pacific and surveys the lessons that can be shared between us.
Moderator: Simone Oliver (Architectus)
Speakers: James Calder (ERA-co), Mike Day (Roberts Day), Rosemary Kirkby (Rosemary Kirkby & Associates), Tom Owens (Gensler Sydney), Nayan Parekh (Gensler Singapore)
Manifesting Culture, Place and Identity in the Indo-Pacific
The vernacular is often complementary to sustainable architecture and interior design. Yet in many cases these days, its manifestation tends toward the gestural. Opportunities for deeper relevance and benefit are overlooked. Similarly, sanitised and packaged versions of heritage, as well as dogmatic preservations of the past, each present their own limitations. Authentic understandings of what the vernacular has to offer the contemporary built environment can positively impact ideas of culture and how people live. This session explores the lived experience – as opposed to the thin iconography – of culture, place and identity as manifested through a variety of project types in a spectrum of regional locations.
Moderator: Leone Lorrimer (GHDWoodhead)
Speakers: Akshat Bhatt (Architecture Discipline), Richard Francis-Jones (fjmtstudio), Zhenru Goy (Goy Architectus), Michael Mossman (University of Sydney School of Architecture Design & Planning)
The Housing Balance: Design, Community and Economy in the Indo-Pacific
Housing presents universal challenges as well as contextual ones related to migration and urbanisation patterns, affordability and financing, culture and social norms, climate, construction modes and adaptability. The ingredients of resilient communities and environments around the Indo-Pacific region can be studied from multiple angles to find pathways to housing that achieves much more than real-estate-driven concerns. Housing that sensitively and successfully fuses top-down and bottom-up concerns is possible in many contexts. This session dissects some of the region’s leading examples.
Moderator: Amanda Stanaway (Woods Bagot)
Speakers: Palinda Kannangara (Palinda Kannangara Architects), David Kaunitz and Ka Wai Yeung (Kaunitz Yeung Architecture), Shannon Peach (Milieu), Gabrielle Suhr (SJB), Rod Wiles (AHEC)
In Focus Sessions
In Focus: Sustainability
Jan Henderson dives into the topic of sustainability from a product level, featuring some of our event partners.
Moderator: Jan Henderson (INDE.Awards)
Speakers: Michael Alvisse (Zenith), Stephen Higgins (GROHE), Dr. Helen Norrie (University of Tasmania), Robert Warner (Gaggenau & Bosch)
In Focus: Commercial Spaces
Jan Henderson dives into the topic of commercial spaces from a product level, featuring some of our event partners.
Moderator: Jan Henderson (INDE.Awards)
Speakers: Ross Baynham (Alspec), Blair Coventry (Wilkhahn), Karinna Gobbo (Tappeti), Alan Heath (Woven Image)
In Focus: Designing for Culture
Jan Henderson dives into the topic of designing for culture from a product level, featuring some of our event partners.
Moderator: Jan Henderson (INDE.Awards)
Speakers: James Mfula (Milliken-Ontera), Liam Nicholls (Herman Miller), Con Papadakis (Neolith), Robert Warner (Gaggenau & Bosch), Rod Wiles (AHEC)
We would like to say a special and sincere thanks to all involved in this year’s INDE program.
We thank all of the individuals and firms who entered and send a further congratulations to our shortlisters, honourable mentions and winners; we thank our Jurors, both new and returning, for their dedication to upholding exceptional standards that set INDE.Awards apart; our ambassadors and strategic partners from across the region for helping INDE in its mission to connect architecture and design across the Indo-Pacific; and our trophy partners, Dinosaur Designs, for their ongoing commitment to the program.
INDE.Awards and INDE.Summit are made possible thanks to the support of our Platinum Partner and Category Partners, many of whom have been with the program since inception and have been integral its evolution. Together with our Partners we are committed to the ongoing development of exceptional architecture and design in the Indo-Pacific region. This year we would like to extend a special thanks to our platinum partners Zenith, and category partners Alspec, AHEC, Autex Acoustics, Bosch, Gaggenau, Grohe, Haworth, Herman Mller, Milliken-Ontera, Neolith, Stormtech, Tappeti fine handcrafted rugs and carpets, Wilkhahn and Woven Image for following the INDE journey and contributing to its success.
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