2015 Sydney Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design
design champion, best studio, best start-up & best supplier
plus over 40 specialist categories

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Project Overview

Control and monitor your sprinkler system from anywhere in the world using your web browser or our iPhone and Android apps.

Unlike others, you don’t need to perform any complicated port forwarding on your router and expose your system to security risks to control your system from anywhere in the world.

A Hydrawise system is expandable to 36 zones, each of which can be assigned an individual name and tailored watering schedule based on the weather. Managing your garden’s watering has never been so simple and fun.


Charlwood Design P/L


Charlwood Design

Project Brief

Redesign the controller housing and take it from the traditional box to an elegant appliance

Project Innovation/Need

Simple user interface and construction, easy to install.

From start to finish we’ve designed this controller to be elegant and simple to use.

A full color touchscreen on the controller.

Design Challenge

Create a water resistant deign at an affordable price.


Hydrawise uses your wireless internet (wifi) to access a live stream from weather stations close to you.

So with Hydrawise your garden’s watering is based on the best available, up-to-date information on the weather conditions in your area without any need for you to install your own weather station or rain sensor.

Save water by automatically suspend watering based on temperature, predicted rainfall or actual rainfall. In addition to saving you water we’ll also save your plants by watering extra when hot weather is forecast!

This award celebrates creative and innovative design for either a component or overall product. Consideration given to aspects that relate to human usage, aesthetics, selection of components and materials, and the resolution of assembly, manufacturing and the overall function.
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