Director, B.E Architecture
B.E Architecture is an award-winning, Melbourne-based multidisciplinary architecture and design firm working throughout Australia. As one of its three directors, Andrew Piva, has been an integral part of B.E Architecture for the past 15 years. Andrew has developed the company’s design standards and is responsible for ensuring project outcomes and quality assurance. Andrew is highly involved in developing design schemes and overseeing the construction of projects to ensure client expectations are met. His broad knowledge of materiality, furnishings and construction methodologies sees him take a holistic approach to project and team leadership.
David Schafer and his late partner, Im Sarasalin Schafer, founded Studiomake. Prior to moving to Bangkok, they spent two years at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in the Metalsmithing and Ceramics studios. That momentum and spirit continues today at their studio and workshops in Bangkok, Thailand with a team of 16 designers and craftsman. Studiomake, as a practice, maintains that more innate understandings of our environment stem from more intimate scales of interaction. Working in full scale and in real time, the studio explores the overlapping realms of architecture, interiors, furniture, and object design.
Studiomake was winner of The Design Studio at INDE.Awards 2018.
Florian and Daliana founded SHAU, a global architecture practice based in Indonesia, the Netherlands and Germany, together with Tobias Hofmann. Together, the pair runs the Rotterdam and Bandung offices. The practice offers a comprehensive approach to projects from architecture design to urban planning and regional strategy. SHAU provides design, technical advice and execution supervision in all stages of the project, especially with respect to social, urban and environmental contexts. Together with its clients and collaborators it aims to create socially and environmentally responsible and innovative projects with outstanding design.
SHAU won The Influencer for its project Microlibraries at INDE.Awards 2018.
Founder, Josh Carmody Studio
Josh Carmody spent his early career working on large scale commercial architecture by day, and making high-end bespoke furniture pieces through his own design studio by night. His design sense is underpinned by his experience working at drastically different scales and mediums on a daily basis. This broad experience, paired with a considered approach to design from the perspective of the designer, the craftsperson and the end user, has netted him multiple awards, and the opportunity to display works around Australia and the world.
Currently collaborating with local and international brands on future collections, Josh also designs and makes bespoke works by hand, while producing his own growing product collection.
The Remnant Table Series by Josh Carmody won The Object at INDE.Awards 2018.
Founders, Taylor & Hinds Architects
Taylor and Hinds is an award-winning Tasmanian-based architecture practice formed by Poppy Taylor and Mat Hinds in 2013. Designing liveable, functional and memorable environments for people, the practice is experience driven, and client focused. Taylor & Hinds seeks particular, high quality architectural responses to each site, and to the specific needs of each commission. The practice offers expertise across the range of architectural practice and building scale, including feasibility, master-planning, design documentation and contract administration.
Taylor & Hinds Architects won The Building and The Best of the Best for its project krakani lumi at INDE.Awards 2018.
Founder, Palinda Kannangara
Sri Lankan Architect Palinda Kannangara has a background in Mathematics and Architecture. He joined the study course conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects and received his charter in 2004. Founded in 2005, his Sri Lankan-based architecture firm, Palinda Kannangara Architects, is known for an experiential architecture that hinges on simplicity and connection with the natural environment. The Firm’s work has been recognised for contextual sensitivity, crafted material use and a minimalism reflective of the Sri Lankan ethos. The firm has been the recipient of several prestigious national and international awards in its 14 years in practice. Their own Studio at Rajagiriya is one of the winners of the RIBA International Awards for Excellence in Architecture 2018.
Family Holiday Structure, Imaduwa by Palinda Kannangara Architects received an Honourable Mention – The Living Space, INDE.Awards 2019.
Architect Vince Alafaci, together with interior designer Caroline Choker, founded ACME&Co, a multidisciplinary design firm delivering a broad range of creative projects. The boutique practice has extensive professional experience in both small and large scale projects including completed works in the hospitality, residential, commercial, industrial, public and adaptive reuse sectors. The studio focuses on creating holistic design solutions that respond to each client’s commercial objectives and site specific needs. While each commission is individual, the studio adopts consistent principles across all of its projects; exploring the fundamentals of environment, sustainability, space, proportion, light and materials.
ACME&Co won The Prodigy People’s Choice Award at INDE.Awards 2017.