This week, we will be focusing our attention on the International Design & Architecture Awards 2013.
“Design is a gift, and those who can unleash it effectively are worthy of praise.”
Hosted by leading interior design magazine design et al, The International Design & Architecture Awards reward the best in design from across the globe. There are 4 categories, Design and Architecture, Yacht and Aviation, Hotel and Property and Product Design.
For today the spotlight will be on the INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE AWARDS. There are hundreds of entrants over 20 different sub-categories. You can check every entrant here, on their website. The decisions were very hard make, as every one deserves an award, but, here are our picks for the best ones.
RESIDENTIAL £1-2.5 MILLION
Project Name: 19th Century Manor House
Interior Designer: Gracinha Viterbo
This Project was a complete restoration and renovation of a 19th century manor house with a complete package of materials, wall and floor finishings, bathrooms, floorings, walls and lighting, up to the Interior design and decorative accessories. A 14 month on site journey to the ultimate Taylor made house.
RESIDENTIAL £2.5-5 MILLION
Project Name: Kensington Mansion Flat
Location: Kensington, London
Interior Designer: René Dekker
Completion: August 2011
This was a full refurbishment to a listed building and required a scholarly approach in order to conform to it’s historical status. Chesneys Antique collection, mouldings were painstakingly restored and doors were faithfully reproduced, creating a contemporary homage to the apartment’s glorious past.
RESIDENTIAL £5 MILLION PLUS
Project Name: The Lancasters Apartment
Location: Hyde Park, London
Interior Designer: Intarya
Architect: Nilsson Architects
Completion: October 2012
Intarya were commissioned to interior design this 2,780 square foot apartment at the Lancasters, a landmark residential development, with views over Hyde Park.
RESIDENTIAL £10 MILLION PLUS
Project Name: Contemporary Apartment
Location: Mumbai, India
Interior Designer: ZZ Architects
Completion: February 2013
This apartment is located in one of the most premium areas of Mumbai. The client’s requirement was to capture the refinement of a luxury home in the interior space of this apartment, which had to be designed, built and delivered to them in a span of 4 months.
RESIDENTIAL £20 MILLION PLUS
Project Name: Star Dust
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interior Designer: AB Concept
Completion: June 2012
AB Concept, one of Asia’s leading design and architectural studios, continues to exceed expectations with its latest project for The Masterpiece. Aptly-named the Star Dust, the residence is situated in one of the tallest residential buildings in Hong Kong.
Project Name: Eclectic Style
Interior Designer: Studio Insign
An apartment at the sea side in which the owners wanted a mix of classical and contemporary styles. Studio Insign decided to create an eclectic interior design to meet the client’s brief.
Project Name: Water’s Edge
Interior Designer: Mark Gacesa of Ultraspace
Completion: December 2011
The melding of a glamorous 7 star three storey renovation to a new two storey addition in one of the most beautiful locations in Australia. The detailing of the project is incredibly complicated, with virtually every aspect of the design and decoration being custom made.
Project Name: Lights – Bathroom
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Interior Designer: Hsieh Yu Shu
Completion: January 2013
This is a bathroom in an apartment up to 30 pings located in Taipei city in Taiwan.
The client wanted an open bathroom in order to feel free to bathe and see the beautiful shape of the bathtub. The toilet is hidden behind the column, keeping privacy and the open space at the same time. The design works well because it manages to capture the sun light.
Project Name: De Laszlo House
Location: Hampstead, London
Interior Designer: Dandi Living Limited
Architect: Dandi Living Limited
Completion: November 2011
Kitchen design for 18 apartments in 3 Victorian villas, overlooking communal gardens at a residential development in Hampstead. The kitchens were to be part of an open plan arrangement along with the dining and reception rooms overlooking lush communal gardens.