JOINT WINNER: INTERIOR PRACTICE OF THE YEARRobert Mills Architecture and Interiors - Melbourne & Sydney, AustraliaThe practice is known for its substantial portfolio of bespoke residences, apartments and exclusive development projects built or planned in principal Australian cities. Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors was established 25 years ago and today numbers 19 collaborators.
JOINT WINNER: LIGHTING PROJECTS888 Collins Street by Ramus888 Collins is a prestigious residential development occupying the wedge where Bourke and Collins Street meet in Melbourne. The façade is flanked by soaring vertical fins, which form the focus of Ramus’ lighting design.The client brief was to articulate the architecture with light and, through that, to develop an artistic approach to the lighting design that could meet the City of Melbourne’s Public Art guidelines.
JOINT WINNER: RETAIL INTERIORS (LESS THAN 200 SQUARE METRES)1888 Certified by TomMarkHenry1888 Certified is a unique butcher in Double Bay. Their product is sustainable, grass-fed and hormone free. The clients being fourth generation farmers are authentic and steadfast in their sustainable practices. Therefore the interior had to align with this ethos, and help to tell the story of the producers, and it was important to the clients that their customers engaged with their story.
JOINT WINNER: FURNITUREParentesit by ArperDesigned by Lievore Altherr Molina, Parentesit is an acoustic wall module that reduces extraneous background noise and creates a space for concentration, offering comfort for contemporary shared spaces. The bold, graphic forms are available in three shapes that can be further customised with the addition of a speaker or ambient light.
WINNER: PUBLIC SECTORBeyazıt State Library by Tabanlioğlu ArchitectsBeyazıt State Library is the oldest and the largest library in Istanbul. The Library can be found in Beyazıt Square, the most vibrant space in the old part of the city. The jury were particularly impressed with the sensitive reorganization of the interior.
JOINT WINNER: LIGHTING PRODUCTSCAELA by Zumtobel LightingIn close cooperation with GRAFT Architects, Zumtobel has developed a decorative task luminaire that impressively combines elegance and lightness. Whilst the extremely flat and refined appearance of CAELA catches the eye, it is the modularity and versatility of the luminaire that really impresses.
WINNER: BARS Dead Ringer by TomMarkHenryThe aim of Dead Ringer was to create an unassuming and relaxed venue as a place to enjoy high a calibre food and drink offering in an environment that was not ostentatious or specifically themed in any way.The strongest message that came through in the client brief was there was to be strictly no theme, and they did not want to be a carbon copy of something that has been done before.
JOINT WINNER: FURNITUREJoist Table by Daniel SchofieldThe construction of Joist Table reflects the way timber floor joists fit into structural steelwork – the Ash legs fit into the beam and two bolts on the underside of the legs pull into each other through the beam, holding the structure together and giving it its strength. The glass then rests on top located on silicone pads to stop any movement.
WINNER: SURFACE AND INTERIOR ACCESSORIESMy Country Collection by Bay Gallery HomeBay Gallery Home’s My Country range of tiles, wallpapers and rugs is a true embodiment of Art in the everyday. Drawing upon the British manufacturing industry, its pioneering translations of authentic Central Australian Aboriginal artwork to interior surface and accessories are expanding the global awareness of this ancient culture, whilst providing additional revenue streams to its communities.
WINNER: RESTAURANTSOGGI by studio -gramThe brief was simple; the client wanted a bright interior, with a kitchen on show, a direct reaction to the moody, dimly lit spaces of the local hospitality scene. Oggi is a simple and subdued interior, with a playful personality, informed by the squares and piazzas of Italy. The repetition, the materiality and the formal nature of these outdoor spaces have all influenced the outcome.
JOINT WINNER: MUSEUM OR EXHIBITION SPACESpublic 03, by i29 interior architectsi29 interior architects designed a pavilion for the Dutch magazine Eigen Huis & Interieur during the annual design fair in RAI Amsterdam.With an architectural installation i29 strived to make a spatial experience for the visitors that surprises; an environment that should be discovered step by step.
JOINT WINNER: LIGHTING PRODUCTSStasis by Bert Frank Angular lines meet curved contours in the bold form of the Stasis Table Lamp, to produce a beautifully balanced and timeless piece. Drawing influences from the industrial era the Stasis Table Lamp along with the rest of its family - the Floor Lamp and striking Wall Light, will inject a sophisticated feel to any interior space.
WINNER: CAFÉS Mister Hoffman by Joanne MoteeMister Hoffman is interior design that is true to the practice’s philosophy of Inspired Living. Through thoughtful curation of space, pieces and colour, executed in a cohesive manner, a small space has been transformed to maximise its commercial capacity without compromising its creative credentials.
JOINT WINNER: HOTELSPuro Hotel by OHLABPuro is an iconic 22 room boutique hotel located in the heart of La Lonja, in the historical centre of Palma.Adapting itself to the different existing buildings, the hotel has an irregular configuration. The refurbishment project by OHLAB takes advantage of that complexity as a potential tool to generate unexpected and unique spaces where each room is different from the next. The selection of natural and local materials emphasizing the Mediterranean essence has been very important.
JOINT WINNER: HOTELSThe Hoxton Amsterdam by NicemakersWith each new project a local team is appointed to ensure that the local city character is captured. To make sure the project is given the right energy and that the right balance between public spaces and hotel rooms is achieved, the interior designers were involved at an early stage. Without a standard set of requirements, the designers had creative freedom, with the only objective to ensure a homely feeling throughout. This maintained the essence of The Hoxton identity while offering a true taste of local culture.
WINNER: RETAIL INTERIORS (GREATER THAN 200 SQUARE METRES)Fangsuo Bookstore in Chengdu by Chu Chih Kang Space DesignChu Chih Kang’s initial proposal was centered around “The Secret Scripture Library”. Scripture libraries have been found either in or under Buddhist temples for centuries and have an extended meaning of stored wisdom in Mandarin Chinese. The team found significant historical connections to the site, such as links to Daci Temple and one of the most famous monks in Buddhism - Xuan Zang of the Tang dynasty.
WINNER: WORKSPACE INTERIORS (GREATER THAN 10,000 SQUARE METRES) MSD by JOHN WARDLE ARCHITECTS AND NADAAA IN COLLABORATIONMSD is a global healthcare leader based in Australia. Their new building embraces the notion of working that favours the acts of doing, making and problem solving in a critical yet collaborative environment. The building incorporates two theatres, a workshop, library, two exhibitions spaces, café, a series of studios and associated academic and professional workspaces with the studio hall.
JOINT WINNER: WORKSPACE INTERIORS (LESS THAN 10,000 SQUARE METRES) LK + RIGIDESIGN OFFICE DESIGN by RIGIDESIGNRIGIdesign is a young design team based in Shanghai. The site is located in a creative complex building, which was reconstructed from a former factory. Founder Kai Liu’s brief for their new office was to create a space that would be both ‘emotional and simple with a connection with the people.’
JOINT WINNER: WORKSPACE INTERIORS (LESS THAN 10,000 SQUARE METRES) Estée Lauder Companies by MCM ArchitectureThe relocation of The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland to One Fitzroy is the first time globally, that the business has brought together all of its brands and training facilities under one roof.The vision for the new headquarters centered around the themes of family, home and community to support collaboration, agility, creativity and innovation.
JOINT WINNER: LIGHTING PROJECTSCorrs Chambers Westgarth by Electrolight Electrolight were appointed to provide a lighting scheme to realise Corrs’ vision of a sophisticated and timeless aesthetic, with a focus on the reception void and casual entertaining areas. Adding to this the primary consultation spaces, including fifteen meeting and boardrooms, unite Corrs’ interface and consultation offering.
WINNER: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INTERIORS Kings Cross Central - Plimsoll by Johnson NaylorJohnson Naylor created the interior architecture of all apartments and penthouses in the Plimsoll Buildings. They were also responsible for the design of the Entrance Lobby, the Residents Facilities, which include a lounge, dining room and gym, and the interiors of the Winter Garden, working with landscape designers Dan Pearson Studio.
WINNER: RESIDENTIAL INTERIORSLoft Panzerhalle by smartvoll architektensmartvoll won a competition in which a space of 350 sq. m should be remodelled to become an extraordinary loft apartment in the old ‘Panzerhalle’.The challenge was to preserve the historic space and environment and to fill the room with daylight, instead of artificial illumination. Furthermore, one should be confronted with the most spatial experience.
WINNER: LEISURE OR ENTERTAINMENT VENUESMeteor Cinema by One Plus PartnershipOne Plus Partnership wanted to pay tribute to all filmmakers, so they came up with the idea of a meteor shower. Through freezing the precise moment of a meteor shower, the designers want the audience to embrace the magnificent view of this critical moment, as well as the tremendous work behind every filmmaker.
JOINT WINNER: MUSEUM OR EXHIBITION SPACESNTCRI Exhibition Nantou by noiznoiz was commissioned by Taiwan Design Center (TDC) to design an exhibition space for “Original Colors- Natural Colors in Contemporary Design” at National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (NTCRI) in Nantou, Taiwan. The client wanted to upgrade the exhibition design quality in relation to the local exhibitions that usually took place in the museum.
WINNER: EMERGING INTERIOR PRACTICE OF THE YEAROnly If Architecture PLLC - New York, United States of AmericaOnly If is a New York City- based design practice for architecture and urbanism founded in 2013 and is led by Adam Snow Frampton, AIA, who previously worked as an Associate at OMA in the Netherlands and Hong Kong, and is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP.
JOINT WINNER: INTERIOR PRACTICE OF THE YEARi29 interior architects - Duivendrecht, Netherlandsi29 interior architects is a creative and versatile design studio. Founded in 2003, i29 have produced a wide variety of award winning projects ranging residential, commercial, retail, education and exhibition. Many of these projects are internationally published and respected for their clarity and originality.
JOINT WINNER: RETAIL INTERIORS (LESS THAN 200 SQUARE METRES) Importance of Walking Store by Praxis d’ArchitectureAn unexpected situation with the lease required the design for the space to be as economical as possible and fast to build. Furthermore, the shoe shelves were intended to be self-supporting, movable and ready for re-assembling. Effectively an independent piece of furniture, the installation could be moved easily and with minimal wastage.