INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors 2015 announced the best interior designs of the year 2015 across the four categories of Hotels, Bars & Restaurants, Residential and Retail. The annual awards, which started yesterday at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, encompass the best interior designs from the past 12 months from around the globe and this year’s winners include a hotel lobby made from fragmented pieces of wood and a converted warehouse in Bangkok.
One of the most important fixtures in the global design calendar, interior designers and architects have come together from around the world in Singapore to learn, connect and share ideas at this un-ignorable annual fixture in the interior design calendar. Being held in Singapore from 4 – 6 November alongside World Architecture Festival, INSIDE is an opportunity to be inspired by the latest and greatest in global interiors. Over these three days INSIDE is shining a spotlight on the people, projects and developments that are changing the face of global interiors.
Let’s congratulate the award winners of the four categories announced:
Category – Residential
Winner Project – Tree House
Winner Designer – MdAA
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.
Category – Hotel
Winner Project – Hotel Hotel, Canberra
Winner Designer – March Studio
The Hotels category went to the aptly name Hotel Hotel. Located in Canberra, the design for the hotel centred on 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.
Category – Bars & Restaurant
Winner Project – Vivarium, Bangkok
Winner Designer – Hypothesis
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.
Winner Project – KKi Sweets and the Little Drom Store, Singapore
Winner Designer – Produce Workshop
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. click here to read full article….