INSIDE World Festival of Interiors has today announced the best interior designs of 2018 across the categories of Civic, Culture & Transport, Creative Re-use, Residential, Display, Hotels and Bar & Restaurant. The annual awards encompass the best interior designs from the past 12 months from around the globe. The six category winners announced today are:
Civic, Culture & Transport
Winner: Australian Embassy (Bangkok, Thailand) by BVN
Highly commended: Lego House (Billund, Denmark) by BIG
The festival judges commented: “Great connection between the urban fabric and the public space with great transition between the Australian and Thai landscape elements.”
Winner: Francesc Macia 10 – FM 10 (Barcelone, Spain) by studio mk27
Highly commended: Space & Time (Melbourne, Australia) by Russell & George
“A former office block transformed in the most elegant, aesthetically pleasing way, with a great respect towards the earlier distinctive design. The reconfiguration has enhanced the original envelope” said the judges.
Winner: Sunny Apartment (Taichung, Taiwan) by Very Studio and Che Wang Architects
Highly commended: Lincoln (Brussels, Belgium) by Notan Office
“A refreshing take on spatial organization of a typical unit flat in a Taiwanese housing development in Taichung”, one of the judges commented. She added: “A well-researched acoustically designed ceiling which enhances the lightness of this inviting space”.
Winner: Yumin Art Noveau Collection (Phoenix Jeju, South Korea) by JAC Studios
The judges commented: “The existing context, an architecture by Tadao Ando, is respected and a new experience has been created with subtlety. Human sensations are considered: light, bear-footed experience and sitting very close to the floor.”
Winner: TSH Campus Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) by The Student Hotel Experience Design Team
“The project serves its exact purposes: to accommodate young people and a creative space that has its own strong identity” said the judges.
Bars & Restaurants
Winner: Harrison Urby – Entrance Café (Harrison, USA) by Concrete
Highly commended: BO SPACE (Hangzhou, China) by WJ Design
Judges commented: “A project that goes beyond the interior and spreads out to connect with its neighborhood and people.”
The six category winners were announced at the end of day two at INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors and a total of ten category winners will then go head-to-head tomorrow to be named World Interior of the Year 2018.
As well as the INSIDE Awards programme, visitors to the festival are able to experience an in-depth talks programme exploring this year’s theme of ‘Identity’ examining how crossover design is transforming how we live, work and play. The speaking programme features international interior designers including India Mahdavi, Eva Jiřičná, Partner (AI – DESIGN), Nigel Coates, Christina Seilern and Maria Warner Wong.
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