announced: Hong Kong restaurant, formerly a bank vault for Chinese heirlooms, scoops top design award
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INSIDE - World Festival of Interiors has announced the best interior designs of 2015 across the categories of Hotels, Bars & Restaurants, Residential and Retail. The annual awards, which started at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, encompass the best interior designs from the past 12 months from around the globe and this years winners include a hotel lobby made from fragmented pieces of wood and a converted warehouse in Bangkok.
The Hotels category went to the aptly name Hotel Hotel. Located in Canberra, the design for the hotel centred around a welcoming lobby constructed from fractured wood fragments that direct the visitors through the interior spaces and create a stark contrast to the polished walls that surround it. The project by March Studio was awarded the prize for their creative and passionate approach that saw the studio use unorthodox materials to create an unexpected result, a design approach that could have appeared soulless if executed by the wrong designer according to the judges.
Vivarium by Hypothesis claimed the Bars & Restaurants category for its thoughtful approach and clear connection to the area and the client's brief. The project comprised of the conversion of a warehouse in Bangkok into a vibrant new restaurant. Serving a fusion of Thai and Japanese cuisine, the building honours the industrial heritage of the site and features contemporary additions with a vibrant use of colour.
Italian architecture practice MdAA won the Residential category for their Tree House. The regeneration of an old stable saw the practice create a statement column in the middle of the living space which has come to define the project. Monoform Living @ STRATA in Singapore by Produce Workshop was Highly Commended in the category.
KKi Sweets and the Little Drom Store by Produce Workshop was awarded the Retail category. Created in the historic School of Arts in Singapore, the project created a direct connection with its parent building and features a series of volumes that form intimate spaces throughout.
The four category winners were announced at the end of day one at the INSIDE - World Festival of Interiors and will be followed by a further five categories winners. The nine category winners will then go head-to-head on the final day to be named the World Interior of the Year 2015.
More images of all the winners are available to download from the below link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lzhpkewtho6f86k/AAB1cTvQeF9BtlBmM8wBXlTga?dl=0
Notes to Editors: INSIDE 2015 Award categories: Bars & Restaurants, Civic, Culture & Transport , Display, Health & Education, Hotels, Offices, Residential , Retail.
About INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors One of the most important fixtures in the global design calendar, interior designers and architects will come together from around the world in Singapore to learn, connect and share ideas at this unmissable annual fixture in the interior design calendar. Held in Singapore on 4 – 6 November alongside World Architecture Festival, INSIDE is your opportunity to be inspired by the latest and greatest in global interiors. Over three days INSIDE shines a spotlight on the people, projects and developments that are changing the face of global interiors. At INSIDE’s heart is a global awards programme, which will be judged by more than 20 distinguished designers and editors from around the world. Finalists that are shortlisted across nine categories will present their project in person to international judging panels. The category winners will then go head-to-head before our super jury, which includes luminaries such as Matteo Thun and Sadie Morgan. In a hard fought-over battle, one practice will win the ultimate accolade of World Interior of the Year, which will be presented at a glamorous Gala Dinner awards ceremony on the evening of Friday 6 November.