Starting out with 60 shortlisted nominees across nine categories, the final four category winners of the INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors 2014 were announced today in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. (Check out the first five winners here.)
The INSIDE awards competition -- which highlights the very best in the international interior design scene -- will conclude with one interior design project winning the top award, World Interior of the Year 2014.
The 2014 "super jury" consists of Festival associate director + head of jury Nigel Coates, Joey Ho, Pernilla Ohrstedt, and David Kohn, whose Carrer Avinyó apartment in Barcelona won World Interior of the Year 2013.
See the second set of winning projects below.
Category: Education and Health
Architect/Designer: CRAB studio
Project: Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
"The Abedian School of Architecture is located on the Bond University campus designed in the 1980s by Arata Isozaki. The building is a long, airy structure split over three levels articulated by a series of rooms that can be used for casual."
Category: Civic, Culture and Transport
Architect/Designer: One Plus Partnership Limited
Project: CINE TIMES
Location: Hong Kong
"The design of Cine Times traces back to the roots of filmmaking, in an age where movies are rapidly changing with new technologies One Plus Partnership set out to subtly remind visitors of the original black and white pictures of the 19th century. Free flowing walls symbolise the rolls of film with thin breaks reminiscent of the breaking and reunifying the rolls of film. Lights fill every void and hang in multiple directions from the ceiling, allowing visitors to imagine themselves as the star of the movie they are about to see".
Architect/Designer: Clive Wilkinson Architects
Project: The Barbarian Group
Location: New York, USA
"This radically simplified office concept imagines an endless table that physically connects everyone in the office to each other. With a highly constrained budget, the architects adapted an existing office space for a flexible community of 125 to 175 people, recycling perimeter rooms and services for acoustically controlled spaces and clearing the central zone. The endless table's plywood structure rises from the existing oak floor with pony walls supporting the table, which is lifted to fly over the pathways in the office. By maintaining surface continuity, this results in arches with grotto-like spaces underneath which can accommodate a variety of amenities, meeting spaces, private focused workspace, or bookshelves and other storage. The top surface of the table is an ethereal pearlescent white, with a clear epoxy coating, emphasising its fluid nature. After being initially drawn by hand and then molded in a physical model, the plywood supporting structure was thereafter entirely shaped by computer-aided design. In its final form, the table is made up of 870 unique plywood panels equating to a 4,400 square foot surface."
Category: Creative Re-use
Architect/Designer: MPH Architects
Project: Sustainable Industries Education Centre - Tonsley Tafe
Location: Adelaide, Australia
"The Sustainable Industries Education Centre (SIEC) - Tonsley Tafe project is an initiative of the South Australian government to reduce operating costs of the TafeSA’s Building and Construction Trade Training programs. The scheme sets out to consolidate five aging campuses into a single contemporary site. The new facility is an example of adaptive re-use on a major scale, as 90 per cent of the existing steel structure has been retained and a new flexible and adaptable education facility have been created to provides opportunities for innovation and displays of students’ work. The internal layout successfully provides a variety of spaces for student learning and glazed partitioning is used throughout to maximise the showcasing of work. The internal design surrounds two intersecting streets that separate the public areas and the teaching and learning spaces."
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Category: Creative Re-use
Architect/Designer: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Project: Design Republic Design Commune
Location: Shanghai, China
"Located in the center of Shanghai, the Design Commune houses the new flagship store for Design Republic, a modern furniture retailer. The Commune features a design gallery, an event space, a café, a restaurant by Michelin-Starred Chef Jason Atherton, and a one-bedroom Design Republic apartment. Situated within the historic relic of the Police Headquarters built by the British in the 1910s, Neri&Hu introduced a modern glass insertion onto the brick façade creating a direct contrast with the interior, where modern white rooms are juxtaposed with untouched remnants of brick walls."
Category: Education and Health
Project: Architecture Factory
Location: Cork, Ireland
"Created from an existing warehouse, this cost effective education and learning facility uses shipping containers to create lecture offices and studios. An open boulevard creates both easy circulation around the site and acts as an interactive and co-learning area. Prior to designing this project CIT tested the learning outcomes of using shared studio spaces and the results showed that learning improved dramatically when students were directly exposed to their peers work and learning techniques. This outcome saw the design focus on open space and student interaction at the core of the site. Architecture Factory holds 13 workspaces delivered for just €60,000 and accommodates 332 people."
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