Distinguishing top-notch talent in the international interior design scene, the 2017 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors also revealed its second set of category winners for Day Two. The six winning projects will now join the three Day One winners to compete for the ultimate prize: World Interior of the Year 2017.
Have a look at the Day Two winners below.
Bars & Restaurants Winner: Office AIO, Big Small Coffee and Guestroom, Beijing, China
Project architects Office AIO were able to create what the judges called "a very poetic sense of space." The project consists of two parts: a coffee bar (19 sqm) and a guest room (15 sqm) linked by a courtyard. The intention was to bring serious artisan coffee to their customers in a small space. The judges praised the clear and sensible treatment of location, materials and smart architectural details.
Hotels Winner: Hypothesis, Ir-On Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Designer Hypothesis stripped back the 8-story building to reveal only beams and pillars to create a raw industrial aesthetic. All guest rooms are decorated in a monochrome color scheme enhanced by steel structures at various angles. The judges heralded this project for its expressive relationship with its cultural context as well as its inventive re-use of materials.
Creative Re-use Winner: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, The Garage: Beijing B+ Automobile Service Center, Beijing, China
The former missile-manufacturing factory is conceived as a workshop space with cafes and offices to energise the space. The use of the concrete and steel material palette are directly influenced by the buildings industrial heritage, whilst an additional layer of luxuriously textured materials provide a sense of welcoming hospitality. The judges stated that the project “creates a benchmark for what is possible for the future of Beijing’s industrial neighbourhoods.”
Display Winner: Produce.Workshop, Fabricwood, Singapore
The Display Winner was Fabricwood, an installation created by Produce.Workshop and displayed at The Herman Miller shop in Singapore. A 20m long 7m wide sail made of plywood, the symmetrical structure takes on the proportions of the iconic curves of the Herman Miller logo. "This was a clever innovative installation with resonance well beyond the brief and specific location of the project," the judges commented.
Civic, Culture & Transport Winner: Perkins+Will, Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
The Mary Rose Museum houses the 16th-century Tudor warship the Mary Rose in Portsmouth, UK. Perkins+Will have created a context gallery to highlight the precious contents of the ship and designed interiors to recreate the dark and claustrophobic PRESS RELEASE 16 November 2017 atmosphere found below a ship's deck. The praised the design for its “clear statement – not to compete, but to support and strengthen the exhibited project”
Residential Winner - Sponsored by Miele: SJB, Cleveland Rooftop, Sydney, Australia
This apartment is a new structure spanning between two original rooftop elements. Internally the apartment is organized around connections to the sky; a number of skylights punctuate the plan, delivering light to the entry lobby, bathrooms and internalized corridor. The private garden is predominantly native, creating an oasis for indigenous birds and insects of the city. The judges commented that this project “finely balances the public and private realm and does so with a high degree of design rigour”.
All images courtesy of INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors 2017.
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