The architecture and interior design world witnessed another amazing event in this award season. The Dezeen Awards 2018 distinguished the best projects and practices in a ceremony with more than 400 people. Find the winners below!
Matthew Mazzotta installed the open-air event space, which flips down from an unassuming abandoned freestanding storefront. The Storefront Theatre can be hidden away and disguised at part of the streetscape when not in use. The aim of the project is to help bring life back to downtown Lyons, that has a population of 851. Locals donated money and volunteered their time to help to construct the theatre. Since the venue was installed, it has hosted events including movie screenings, video-game nights and music concerts.
House in Miyamoto – The house is just one room containing angular platforms that perform multiple functions and are connected solely throught a spiralling sequence of wooden steps. This was done to the client’s need for a space where the family could feel closer to each other. Tato Architects was founded in 1997 and works all over Japan, mainly in private houses. In recent years, the firm has been assigned to do interior and installations as well.
This residential development was designed by Gad Line+ Studio to provide affordable high-quality low-cost housing. They did it as a response to the poor living conditions that affect many rural communities in China. Using forms and materials that are inspired by the region’s architecture, the housing project located in Dongziguan Village features sloping tiled roofs and a courtyard typology.
Korea’s largest beauty company AmorePacific‘s new headquarters has been designed by David Chipperfield Architects. The building is punctuated with voids and filled with trees and pools. The 30-storey building located in the centre of Seoul has been carefully developed around a central courtyard to maximise natural ventilation and daylight. It is intended to show the beauty company’s ambitions as a modern company, mediating between local and global, private and public, collective and individual.
This school sports hall in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was built by local bamboo specialists Chiangmai Life Architects. Modelled on the petals of a lotus flower and constructed solely on bamboo, the zero-carbon sports hall is in keeping with the school’s “green”. The intricate bamboo structure is left exposed throughout the interior and used to create arched openings around the edge of the hall. The 782-square-metre sports hall is conceived to hold about 300 students and hosts basketball, volleyball, badminton and futsal. The Bamboo Sports Hall has courts, a stage, a storage room and balconies for visitors to observe sporting events or shows.
Bloomberg’s headquarters’ in London claims to be the world’s most sustainable office building. British firm Foster + Partners designed the building. Bloomberg’s headquarters is a symbol of sustainability, with the highest design stage score of any major office development.
Maggie’s Centre Barts was designed by Steven Holl Architects for Maggie’s, an organisation that provides support to cancer patients and their families. With a facade of translucent white glass dotted with coloured panels, the three-storey building in London features a concrete frame, a layer of perforated bamboo and a skin of matt glass. The centre is located at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the oldest hospital in Britain.
Okana Centre for Change is a pavilion structure in Kenya designed for public use. The project was delivered by Laura Katharina Straehle and Ellen Rouwendal in collaboration with locals, workers and international students. This was made possible through low-tech solutions and an easily understandable design process. The building, which contains community spaces, ICT rooms, a library, tailoring workshop and bakery, took 2 years to be finished.
Casson Mann designed the interior of the Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art. The goal was to recreate the experience of the Lascaux Caves, where prehistoric paintings were discovered in 1940. The team used advanced 3D laser scanning and casting techniques to achieve accurate resin replicas of sections of the caves. 25 artists hand-painted 900 metres of faux cave, using the same pigments as those used by the prehistoric painters to recreate almost 2,000 artworks. Casson Mann created an entire experience for the new attraction in France, using interactive technology to interpret the palaeolithic painted cave. They also designed a sequence of interpretative galleries and a handheld multimedia guide for the Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art. No wonder this project won twice in the Dezeen Awards.
Captain Kelly’s Cottage is a restoration of the original weatherboard cottage on a bay of Bruny Island in Tasmania, built in the 1830’s. The original cottage was constituted by two structures: bedrooms and kitchen, surrounded by a wide verandah. A new living area has been built between these structures. The original verandah was one of the main inspirations for the restoration. John Wardle Architects has a diverse team of architects and interiors designers that work across Australia and internationally from their office in Melbourne. Their works ranges across education, residential and commercial projects.
Note Design Studio used shades of yellow, green and pink when transforming this old Stockholm office into a home. Over a century old, the 200-square-metre property was previously the head office of a fashion brand. Instead of opting for the Scandinavian minimalism of many contemporary renovations, the designers chose to create a colour palette based on some of the tones already there. They then applied these pastel hues to walls, mouldings, and door and window frames. These old traits and peculiarities helped to transform the white office space into a contemporary space. The result is a rich colour experience, making Hidden tints an example of splendid design.
Space10 worked with interior design studio Spacon & X to create the space: Lokal, a new food project that aims to provide a sustainable way for people to grow their own food. Lokal showcases an alternative to our conventional supply chain by using biology, engineering and design principles to reduce food miles and our pressure on the environment.
Office with a Patio bring teams together in one space, in order to increase communication and co-working. The multifunctional workspace in Tokyo designed by Shogo Onodera and Tsukasa Okada aims to encourage active discussions between employees, in the hope that it would bring benefits to the company as a whole.
Richard Bell Architecture designed this subterranean spa under a home in west London. London Spa, features monolithic white blocks and handmade bricks. It also has a sauna, a steam room, a gym and a changing area.
This Bake Cheese Tart shop is located in a downtown area of Osaka. Designer Fumitaka Suzuki of Yagyug Douguten has used hard and industrial plating in this shop interior to contrast against the product sold inside, the cheese tart. Fumitaka Suzuki aimed to create a “pleasant mismatch”, in the hope of triggering interest to the region as well as the product.
Note Design Studio designed The Lookout for Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018 to reveal the design potentials of flooring. The idea was to show the design potentials of flooring, creating an innovative and welcoming space to explore. The colour palette, combination of materials, colours and shapes were all chosen with the intention to demonstrate the possibilities of flooring materials.
Windvogel are smart kites designed by Studio Roosegarde that create green energy as they twist in the wind. They have the potential to create up to 100 kilowatts of green energy and the string of the kites are luminous, meaning they glow in the dark. The main goal was to bring 3 things together: green energy, art and landscape design. One of the most innovative projects present among the Dezeen Awards nominees.
The Kumo Sofa is a ship-smart modular system designed by Norwegian studio Anderssen & Voll for Hem. This modular sofa that can be shipped in standard boxes. Based on a single module, Kumo is available with up to four seats and arrives as a series of constructed pieces, which can be simply slotted together in a row or corner configuration. The Kumo Sofa is available in three texture-rich woolen fabrics – mare, graphite and porcelain – as well as an ultra-soft tan leather. The sofa offers flexibility with an innovative frame and cushion construction allowing components to easily be added, removed or rearranged as living circumstances change.
See the full list of the Dezeen Awards winners here!
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