Masdar City, Abu Dhabi
London, United Kingdom
Brooklyn, New York
The projects, both located in Australia, are the Tidal Arc House in Mornington Peninsula and St Andrews Beach Villa— which is also included in the organization’s sister program, the World Architecture Festival Awards.
The INSIDE World Festival of Interiors brings together the world’s design and architecture community to participate in keynote talks and live presentations from the over 550 finalists.
The awards will be judged live at the festival in Amsterdam, from December 4 to 9, by over 148 judges from more than 68 countries.
Below are the two Woods Bagot projects shortlisted for the 2019 INSIDE awards.
Tidal Arc House, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Settled into a cliffside in Mornington Peninsula, the sinuous concentric limestone dwelling hangs onto the curved landscape and defies typical coastal architecture. The interiors are sympathetic to the house’s siting, allowing the residents to feel enveloped in the elements. From the master suite and living room on the uppermost level to dual entry at the ground to the self-contained courtyard guestrooms, the lush and dark materials contrast the bright Australian sun. Textural limestone carried inside for the columns and floors softens a palate of stained charcoal timber, ash grey marble, and oxidized brass accents.
St Andrews House, St Andrews Beach, Australia
Located on the edge of a delicate national park ecosystem on Australia’s southern coast, this residence responds sensitively to the climate and natural dunes. Over three phases and 20 years, the Villa has evolved from the original timber shack as the progressive design embraces the gradual weathering of materials in the extreme salt blasted atmosphere. Jarrah hardwood timber and non-ferrous metals age in sympathy with the surrounding vegetation, while a juxtaposition of eroded and resilient surfaces of mundane and rare materials—often re-used from the home’s earlier iterations—celebrate the temporal nature of organic decay and change.