Antony Chan - Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards

is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation founded
in 1991. Our members are all design professionals and work as
designers, contractors, suppliers and interior architects.
HKIDA is committed to serving the needs of practitioners,
students, industry partners and the general public. HKIDA’s major
undertaking is to foster professionalism and design excellence.
We develop codes of conduct, and advocate creativity, technical
innovation and craftsmanship. HKIDA actively engages in research
and education, initiates regional competitions, and carries out a
variety of activities at community level.
Our success relies on support and recognition from the industry.
We work closely with various professional associations, academics,
and representatives from both the commercial and public sectors to
further realise our goals.
HKIDA has Eight Categories of membership:
· Fellow Member
· Professional Member
· Ordinary Member
· Corporate Member
· Affiliate Personal Member
· Affiliate Corporate Member
· Institutional Member
· Student Member
Aims of HKIDA
To bring together skilled people involved with creating interior
environments that benefit both businesses and consumers.
To promote and encourage improvement in design, construction,
quality of materials and the education and training of designers.
To develop and improve professional standards of designers,
contractors and suppliers to include codes of conduct,
standards of creativity, workmanship and technical innovation.
To promote awareness of public health and safety and the
implementation of new technical knowledge and materials in
the design and construction of the interior environment.
To develop standards of professionalism and set up a universal
code of ethics and business practices that can be used by the
industry and clients alike.
To set up a database network of information on members,
exhibitions, seminars and other supporting activities.
To facilitate the exchange of ideas and information
amongst designers, contractors, suppliers and the public
both in Hong Kong and internationally, paying attention to
their different needs.
To engage in research and development projects relating to
the use of environmentally-friendly materials and to promote
the use of these products.
To co-operate and seek affiliation with other international
organisations that correspond with our own.
To gain recognition from governing authorities and from
the public as to the importance of employing qualified
professionals when working on interior design projects.
HKIDA Chairman’s Message
Antony Chan
Hong Kong Interior Design Association
Design is an indispensable part of contemporary lives. It is an essential
enabling process that drives innovation, creativity and efficiency for
a better living environment. To celebrate and embrace good interior
design, Asia Pacific Interior Design Award launched in 1992 has proven
to be the quintessential interior design award in the region. The 23rd
edition of APIDA, Oscar of Interior Design, continues to celebrate the
crème de la crème of the interior design profession in the Asia Pacific
Region and works executed in the region by a global participation.
The overall high standard of the entries continue to surprise, delight
and enlighten. Applause must be awarded to APIDA winners by
successfully showing the leading tendency in interior design from
stylistic, cultural, environmental, economical to social innovation.
Congratulatory Message
Wong Kam-sing, JP
Secretary for the Environment
HKSAR Government
Along the years, the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (APIDA) plays
a key role in uplifting professional standards and facilitating closer
collaborations and partnerships among interior design practices,
institutions and businesses across the world. It offers recognition to
outstanding industry practitioners and has aroused public interest in
and appreciation for the fusion of aesthetic beauty and practicality
by interior design. On behalf of Hong Kong Design Centre, I would
like to extend our congratulations to the Hong Kong Interior Design
Association for the success of the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards
2015 and offer our applause to the award winners.
With its public mission to promote design for society, Hong Kong
Design Centre will continue to join hands with the HKIDA to champion
wider use of design across professions and industries as a strategic
tool for value creation for businesses, social innovations and economic
Dr. Victor Lo, GBS, JP, Hon DDes
Let’s work together to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as the
international design hub in Asia.
Hong Kong Design Centre
Every year the APIDA never fails to impress and delight the design
fraternity as well as discerning laymen. One can get so enthralled by
the winning designs of the year that one tends to forget how far the
profession has come since the early years of the Award. It is by looking
back that we see the amazing advancement of the standard and reach
of your achievements. Congratulations and many happy returns!
Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee,
Hong Kong Design Centre
Hon. Advisor
Hong Kong Designers Association
I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to all the winners of
the 23rd Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (APIDA).
Organised by the Hong Kong Interior Design Association, the APIDA has
been discovering and recognizing interior design talents in Asia Pacific
in the past 23 years. The event is renowned and reputable and the
awards applaud the best works in interior design.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Government attaches great
importance to the development of the design industry, of which interior
design is a prominent sector. With the concerted efforts of industrial
organisations, the academia and the Government, I am confident
Hong Kong design will scale new heights.
Jerry Liu
Head of CreateHK
I wish to congratulate all your members for their contribution to our
community for the excellent design work . In particular, your search for
innovation in design concepts creating beautiful interior environments
towards a sustainable society. Your hard work in promoting
professionalism is also a moist worthwhile course and I wish your
continuing success.
Prof. Patrick Lau, SBS, JP
Patron of HKIDA
I send my heartiest congratulation to the Hong Kong Interior Design
Association for the success of the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards
2015. During the past years, the association has worked with dedication
and has contributed to the society. I am very proud of the noticeably
performance. I wish HKIDA can continue to make the Hong Kong interior
design industry even more vibrant and professional in the future.
Kinney Chan
Past Chairman & Fellow Member
Kinney Chan & Associates
Congratulations to the 23rd birthday of APIDA!
It is so amazing that such a complex competition event can be carried
on year by year and is getting better and better each year. Being the
past Vice-Chairman and Fellowship Member of IDA, I have a very strong
passionate. I care all the activities and functions that organized by IDA.
This long history organization is still doing very well and keep voicing
on behalf of all interior designers in Hong Kong. I wish both IDA and
APIDA would keep growing and last forever long!
Dr. Patrick Leung
Advisor & Fellow Member
Founder & Principal Designer
PAL Design Consultants Ltd
On behalf of Hong Kong Designers Association ( HKDA), I would like to
applaud and extend our hearty congratulations to Asia Pacific Interior
Design Awards for completing 23 glorious years of success.
With HKIDA entering its 23rd year in 2015, we are continuously having
a strong partnership and we are indeed very pleased to witness the
success of HKIDA in promoting interior design field and fostering
I would also like to sincerely congratulate the winners of the 23rd APIDA
in receiving these prestigious and deserving awards and wish the APIDA
another immense success.
David Lo
Hong Kong Designers Association
On behalf of Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA), I wish
to congratulate the Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA) on
their 23rd Anniversary Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2015 Awards
(APIDA) Event.
Over the years, the APIDA has been successful in their continuous effort
into promoting professional standards among interior design practices
operating in the Asia Pacific region. Needless to say, it has since become
an iconic event in the Interior Design industry.
I sincerely congratulate the winners of the Award, for their demonstration
of distinguished creativity through their outstanding designs.
Kevin Yeung
Hong Kong
Fashion Designers Association
23rd Asia Pacific
Interior Design Awards 2015
Into the 23rd year, APIDA continues to give recognition to our
outstanding interior design projects and designers, promoting
professional standards and ethics among interior design practices
operating in the Asia Pacific region. The APIDA Program this year
attracted over 600 entries from the Asia Pacific Region which were
judged by both the local and international panel of prominent
designers, architects and academics to select the Winners and
Excellences in the ten categories.
to promote public awareness of interior design as an
important aspect of everyday life;
to acknowledge/ give industry recognition to deserving
projects and designers;
to encourage and promote professional standards and technics
among interior design practices operating in the region
APIDA’s Judging Criteria:
Originality and Innovation
Space Planning
Awards categories:
ONE Gold, ONE Silver, ONE Bronze, TWO Excellences and BEST 10
(6th – 10th place) for each category.
Best 10 Awards Categories
[1] Shopping Space
Shops, retail outlets, showrooms,
department stores, food markets,
shopping centres, hairdressers etc.
Cafes, bars, lounges,
restaurants, canteens etc.
[2] Food Space
Museum/Gallery (Not included sole exhibition
within the museum space), Concert halls,
theatres, exhibition venues, apartment/ hotel
lobbies, places of worship, educational
institutions, health centres, medical
institutions, libraries, community centres,
consulates, law courts, parliamentary
buildings, atriums, forum spaces, airports,
railway stations etc.
[3] Work Space
Reception areas, offices, studios,
warehouses, factories etc.
[4] Public Space
[5] Installation &
Exhibition Space
Exhibitions within the gallery/ museum,
promotional displays, set design,
trade exhibitions, sales offices provided by
realty developers, marquees, installations,
merchandising etc.
Apartments, private houses,
housing developments etc.
[6] Living Space
[7] Leisure &
Entertainment Space
Spas, swimming pools, casinos, clubs, cinemas,
health clubs, gyms, fitness centres etc.
Commercial hotels, budget hotels,
city hotels, resort hotels etc.
* Projects of hotel lobby area only are
considered as Public Space.
[8] Hotel Space
[9] Sample Space
Show flat provided by realty developers to
create an environment on actual building site
or offsite prototype to promote the sales of
the property.
Design project assigned by the
university or design school.
[10] Student
APIDA Chairman’s Message
Wesley Liu
APIDA 2015
It is my 3rd year serving as Chairman of the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (APIDA). The 23rd APIDA
is a very different edition for us, one in which we are looking for “CHANGE”. In addition to receiving
an increasing number of entries as a whole, we also obtained many more entries from countries in
the Asia Pacific region. We are especially pleased that many of these entries came from some of the
world’s most distinguished designers. This has further proven APIDA’s position as truly one of the most
important Interior Design Awards in the region. In terms of the adjudication panel, this year we have a
very powerful group from a very diverse background, which ensures that the winner’s works are not
only approved by industry practitioners but also by developers and other end-users.
Looking through 3 years of judging with different professionals, I understand how looking at winning
entries can put a glow in the judges’ eyes. Unlike many other awards, APIDA’s judges do not only look
at the aesthetics, but also the space arrangement and the story line behind the design brief. Another
interesting thing I observed is a trend on cross-categories projects appearing in the entries. For instance,
work space may not be classified as work space but instead were submitted as living space. It has
become evident that the use of interior space is becoming more and more complicated, perhaps in a
more efficient and healthier way (i.e. work-life balance).
With our concerted efforts in raising professional standards (The RIDA Project) and the exchange program
with other Asia Pacific countries (The East Gathering Program), we have been successfully bridging
different design cultures as well as promoting the winners work overseas. This year, we extended our
promotional tool for our winners by publishing a winner’s book. Additionally, thanks to our RIDA project
committee, we have been successfully invited some of our international judges and other Masters to
participate in our Master Talk series as one of the extra components of the APIDA Gala event.
Last but not least, I would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to our local and
international judges for their valuable time, genuine insight and supportive aspirations. I also wish to
extend our congratulations to all the winners this year. These awards recognize the excellence and
contributions you have made towards our industry. In addition, I offer my deepest gratitude to all of our
executive committee, members and supporting organizations who have lead the way to the continued
success of the 23rd APIDA.
Local Adjudicators
Dr. Adrian Cheng
Executive Vice Chairman and Joint General Manager,
New World Development Founder and Honorary Chairman, K11 Art Foundation
Q1. What does Interior Design mean to you?
Interior design is an art form, it is an artisanal craft of creating an experience. Beyond fitting out a given space with fixtures,
furniture and a design concept, I believe interior design has at its core a consideration for people, that is, how a person navigates
and enjoys their surrounding environment. The emotional connection between a volume and its users is a fundamental
element of design, because ultimately, architecture and its segments provides a framework for living, shaping the rhythms and
memories of our daily lives. This philosophy extends to the ventures in which I am involved, from creating incubating platforms
for the contemporary art and design to residential developments and further. Interior design informs our daily animations in
innumerable ways.
Q2. What makes a good Interior Design?
In order to create genuinely impactful design, I believe risks are always taken. It is important not to follow trends or replicating
what is in fashion, but to challenge the norm and create the unexpected. I think great interior design result in transformative and
timeless spaces, a most visionary form of curation that delivers a sophisticated complexity and depth of layering, but yet looks
effortless and simple aesthetically. Of course, it is a very personal form of artistic expression, but central to all design is a fine
balance between concept and functionality, the visceral and technical or the rational and emotional.
Q3. How is a good Interior Design able to communicate our spaces?
Interior design is driven by an essence of storytelling, a narrative that encompasses people, processes, products, and the
environment in a holistic way. Every element, from the monolithic to micro, is testament to a talented group of individuals designers, craftsmen, technicians, engineers, artists, architects, clients - and embodies their inherent value of design. By this very
nature, interior design is human-centric, and every element should be considered. To conjure up an experiential environment,
be it a lounge, a restaurant, a hotel, a clubhouse, an art space, there needs to be a continuum of form and function, where all
these separate components of sound, lighting, materials, decor and proportions seamlessly present a clarity of space. When this
delicate philosophy is achieved, the design will naturally provoke response and reaction, enabling users to really feel and leave
with a strong impression.
Q4. What do you think of this year’s entries?
This year’s entries are diverse in their response to the cultural and aesthetic shifts we have witnessed in the Asia Pacific. The
designers are brought together by a thread of dynamic innovation. Across the broad categories, these creative voices will
resonate across the region and beyond, impacting the future of how we envision design, materiality and space. I am grateful to
have had the opportunity to celebrate contemporary design that engages with the lived experience.
Q5. How do you see Interior Design within the Asia Pacific in comparison with the rest of the world?
Design is a universal language that transcends cultural and geographical boundaries. The discipline communicates differently with
each individual or collective at a powerful emotional level, eliciting a response regardless of our backgrounds. As such, I believe the
world of design is increasingly global and changing rapidly, and it is difficult to put clear distinctions on constructed boundaries.
With that said, interior design within Asia Pacific is certainly maturing, with many talents emanating on the international stage of
late. Neri & Hu, Joyce Wang, Andre Fu and Alan Chan are undoubtedly household names, but there is also a critical new generation
of designers who are pushing and shaping the industry today. With the rise of notable design platforms across the region, from
Business of Design Week, International Design Furniture Fair, Maison & Objet among others, interior design is poised to grow and
evolve in Asia Pacific, leading, defining and changing the scene with discoveries, technologies and innovation.
Q6. Do you think Interior Designers in the Asia Pacific Region still have an advantage in comparison with the rest of
the world?
Interior designers working in the Asia Pacific region have a unique sensibility, but not necessarily an advantage per se. Being
well-positioned at the cross-roads between the East and the West, Asia provides countless stimuli and inspiration for all creative
practitioners. However, designers across the world have increasing mobility and flexibility, and our globalised world enables
each practice to easily adapt to local cultures, making their visions international in reach. These entities represent a unique
individuality of design expression and I think ultimately, it is not where designers come from but their design concept, language
and vocabulary that will speak volumes. The digital evolution has also provided unprecedented access to collaborators,
information or inspirations, creating new platforms to communicate and form partnerships beyond the confines of physicality.
An art pioneer, Dr Adrian Cheng founded the K11 Art Foundation (“KAF”),
the first non-profit art foundation in China, to incubate contemporary
Chinese artists and curators and to promote public art education. Dr
Cheng is ranked among the ArtReview 2014 Power100 list as one of the
contemporary art world’s most powerful figures. He is also a Board Member
of the WKCDA and member of the Interim Acquisition and M+ Museum
Committee, Director of the National Museum of China Foundation and the
Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum Funds, Trustee of Royal Academy
of Arts, and Committee Member of The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
TATE’s International Council, and Centre Pompidou’ International Circle.
Dr Cheng also set up an MA scholarship with Central Saint Martins in 2013
to help students from Hong Kong and Mainland China to study at CSM.
Growing up in Hong Kong, Dr Cheng spent years in the US and graduated
from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also received
an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree from the Savannah College
of Art and Design (SCAD). As the fourth generation scion of the family,
he injects zest into the family business empire, by believing in using
innovation, art and culture to create new family businesses.
Mr. Alberto Puchetti
Architect & Director, Arboit Ltd
Q1. What does Interior Design mean to you?
Design is the result of a creative process producing right answers to new necessities and conceiving new aesthetic languages
to overcome conventionality and stimulate dialogue among different cultures, lifestyles and identities. Design should push and
overcome boundaries of habits of marketing oriented societies to instigate alternative and sustainable solutions in order to
recuperate balance between modern living and natural environment. The challenge of environmentally sustainable design goes
hand in hand with historical investigations of local traditions both in terms of cultural heritages and in terms of solutions resulted
from centuries of interaction between environment and human living necessities; for this reason Design today couldn’t be called
modern if it is not considered as a result of past experiences. Only the study of history of design’s aesthetic languages as well as
production and construction techniques could actually defined what is needed today to make design getting a relevant role in
our society.
Q2. What makes a good Interior Design?
Design is good when it is a critical investigation into today’s necessities within the context of critical aspects of our society such
as environmentally sustainable processes to answers a much needed balance between industrial societies and nature as well
as cultural interaction between different communities. Good design is an opportunity of dialogue between different cultures.
Good design happens when solutions are met through successful aesthetic works and smart sustainable technical production or
constructions. To figure out these qualities normally it takes the test of the time as when instead the priority criteria driving the
process are only about the economical profit the quality of the result tuned out to work only for short terms solutions.
Q3. How is a good Interior Design able to communicate our spaces?
In order for design to communicate a good method of work includes the creative use of graphic design applied to architectural
surfaces to deliver a strong vision. This approach also involves a great deal of technological innovation as the intent of applying
digital artwork to the architectural surfaces does necessarily have to go through usage of sophisticated materials as decoration
is not simply applied to a support but the material itself is actually treated to become a decorative element. New technologies
would ensure a better quality in terms of durability as well as more exciting aesthetic results as today’s mass consumers are
increasingly used to the work of designers and truly appreciate when something special is communicated. Design is today used
more and more as communication tool to normally express the vision of the brand but also more excitingly to tell a story, create
an atmosphere or express cultural values as well as challenging innovative perceptions of interior space. New technologies
and the crossing over by various artistic disciplines are also key features of using interior architecture as communication tool.
Architecture, Graphic Design, Product and Furniture Design as well as Digital Arts turn out to be like interactive players of the
same game. In today’s companies’ collaborations between creative professionals from different background is almost a necessity
to make the interior design vibrant and expressions of contemporary culture.
Q4. What do you think of this year’s entries?
This year’s entries embody the design-cape of Asia right now. There are several design ‘trends’ in today’s design scene that
are also confirmed by the general impression resulted in reading design magazines and are able to out-line how the market
is evolving right now. The most interesting direction concerns the projects with a strong visual identity as there are so many
offers in the market right now it seems mandatory for each of these projects to differentiate and mark an aesthetic “territory”
which coincide with the positioning of the brands on the market; in all these project there is a strong use of graphic elements
as communicative tool. Another group of project has a more purist, minimalist approach and put in the center of the discussion
environmentally sustainable design ethic as driving criteria in developing the project. A more traditional approach belong to the
more commercially oriented projects trying to follow the main stream demands of the market for a more elegant yet corporative
aesthetic image.
In considering the whole body of work of this year’s entries it is definitely perceivable a strong creative energy that sometimes is
channeled in very different directions but over all as a mutual denominator they all are signals of a developing design landscape.
Q5. How do you see Interior Design within the Asia Pacific in comparison with the rest of the world?
Asian Pacific design scene is generally characterized by a rich visual culture. This richness is translated in quite different results,
each of them quite radical, from futuristic ultramodern design or tao- minimalism atmosphere, from neo-modern subtle color
palettes to very decorative traditional ethno patterns. They all represent the different souls of the continent. Western design
scene is more homogenous as design has been a subject of cultural expression for such a long time and it have been growing up
in recent years towards a less figurative and more conceptual fashion.
Q6. Do you think Interior Designers in the Asia Pacific Region still have an advantage in comparison with the rest of
the world?
Because of the design scene is a cultural reflection of a fast changing reality and because Asia-pacific region is still in the process
of maturing its own identity and enjoying at the same time an economic momentum it probably represents today the most lively
design scene.
A technological innovative industrial production is supporting the design industry with new materials and an increasingly higher
level of quality, at the same time important issues like environment sustainability and cultural heritages are taking in to accounts.
For all these motifs Asia-pacific is a very interesting reality to monitor as all the multi faceted aspects seems quite radicalized and
at the same time relating to each other as cultural elements of an open discussion which is not going to be only about the cultural
identity of a region but also about the future of design.
Alberto Puchetti is the founder and art director of award winning firm
ARBOIT ltd. Design and Architecture. Trained and fully qualified as
architect at I.U.A.V. (University of Architecture of Venice – Italy) his interest
in design has been practiced along the line between interior architecture
and furniture as well as product design. After collaboration with Universal
Design Studio – Barber Osgerby in London and Michael Young Alberto
started experiencing design in Asia and delivery his own design vision
from 2005 with Taiwanese Branding agency as artistic director on
a very wide range of projects.
By late 2007 he set up his own firm Arboit Ltd in Hong Kong and has been
working on quite a few commercial projects for large Chinese corporations
looking for a stand-out brand identity through the interior design of
fashion stores, shopping malls and office headquarters. By being a
multidisciplinary firm Arboit Ltd is currently on many high-end hospitality
projects covering the full spectrum of design tasks form architecture to
product design to deliver a unique design vision.
Mr. Alan Lo
Co-founder of Press Room Group, Duddell’s and Blake’s
Q1. What does Interior Design mean to you?
Space for real people.
Q2. What makes a good Interior Design?
Scale, texture and Materiality.
Q3. How is a good Interior Design able to communicate our spaces?
Emotion and charisma without being over the top.
Q4. What do you think of this year’s entries?
Asia is still at the infancy of design development but I’m glad to see more good projects esp from emerging countries like China.
Q5. How do you see Interior Design within the Asia Pacific in comparison with the rest of the world?
Asia is where we will find many ambitious projects in the next 10 years so with experience and more players in the scene I will
only get better and better.
Q6. Do you think Interior Designers in the Asia Pacific Region still have an advantage in comparison with the rest of
the world?
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A restaurateur, a property developer and a leading voice in Hong
Kong’s art and design scene, Alan Lo is listed as one of Asia’s best young
entrepreneurs by Bloomberg Business Week as well as one of the 30 rising
power players in the eastern art scene by Artinfo. Through his roles as cofounder of both Press Room Group, Duddell’s and Blake’s, Chairman of
non-profit organization Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, member of
Art Basel’s Global Patrons Council as well as council member of Hong Kong
Arts Development Council, he has consistently shown commitment to
promote Hong Kong as an important emerging culture and creativity hub.
Mr. Bin Ju
Founder, Chief Executive Design Director of Horizontal Space Design,
Lecturer of Central China Academy of Fine Arts, and Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University
Q1. What does Interior Design mean to you?
Q2. What makes a good Interior Design?
Q3. How is a good Interior Design able to communicate our spaces?
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Q4. What do you think of this year’s entries?
Q5. How do you see Interior Design within the Asia Pacific in comparison with the rest of the world?
Q6. Do you think Interior Designers in the Asia Pacific Region still have an advantage in comparison with the rest of
the world?
He strives to research the application and innovation of Chinese culture in
architectural space. He expresses design concepts with personalized and
unique visual language, convey and interpret Chinese cultural elements
with brand new vision.
His designs are infused with contemporaneity, culture and artistic language.
He seeks design inspirations from the connection and conflict between the
past and the present, chasing design essences from the intersection of art
and life.
Dr. Edmund Lee
Executive Director, Hong Kong Design Centre
Q1. What does Interior Design mean to you?
Interior design involves not only the designing of space, but also how the various design elements, in a holistic fashion, connect
the space with the people, time and surrounding environment.
Q2. What makes a good Interior Design?
Good interior design reflects the style and personality of the space and place, and the project sponsor and designer behind it.
Good design also has the ability to create empathy and connect people with stories and senses of quality, fine details, harmony
and well-being.
Q3. How is a good Interior Design able to communicate our spaces?
This has to do with the power of Design – how designers create an engaging experience through embracing the content and
context of the people, place and ambience. Interior designers need to have the ability to read into the spirit and nature of space
in relation to the locale, time, culture, people and perceived senses of well-being.
Q4. What do you think of this year’s entries?
The sheer number of entries reflects a robust market demand for a diversity of projects from various categories. This year’s
entries also reflect an appetite for design with sophistication and an embrace of cultural and changing values in our society,
providing a looking glass into the broad continuum of Asian values and cultures.
Q5. How do you see Interior Design within the Asia Pacific in comparison with the rest of the world?
The Asia Pacific is an important market vis-à-vis the rest of the world, offering abundant and exciting opportunities for designers.
There are many good Asian designers who can read deep into the geographical, cultural and social fabric of society and users’
needs. In view of the region’s current and evolving lifestyles, I believe that authenticity, the effective use of space, functionality,
aesthetics, simplicity, harmony and timelessness will remain key attributes of good design.
Q6. Do you think Interior Designers in the Asia Pacific Region still have an advantage in comparison with the rest of
the world?
Definitely. The Asia Pacific region is characterized by an ensemble of cosmopolitan, diverse and localized cultures at different
stages of market maturity. It is precisely this continuum of contrast and richness of cultural perspectives that shape our designs.
There is also a growing demand for well-balanced, authentic, cultural and immersive experience in the global market which also
presents vast opportunities for Asian designers.
Dr Edmund Lee is the Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Centre, a
non-profit organisation dedicated to raising Hong Kong’s profile as a design
hub of creativity and innovation, driving value creation through design
and innovation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement
of arts, commerce and manufactures. Dr Lee currently serves as Board of
Director of PMQ, Member of the Design Council of The Federation of Hong
Kong Industries, Nominated Member of Hong Kong Brand Development
Council, Advisory Committee on Design, Licensing and Marketing of
the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, International Advisory
Committee of The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, Arts
and Culture Advisory Committee of Hong Kong International Airport, and
Art Advisory Panel of MTR. He also serves as Chairman, Design Faculty
Advisory Committee of Technological and Higher Education Institute of
Hong Kong. Other public duties include chairmanship or membership of
a number of professional management bodies and service organisations.
Dr Lee received his PhD in biotechnology from King’s College London and
MBA from Warwick Business School. He has also completed advanced
training in non-profit management at Harvard Business School on HBS
Club Scholarship.
Mr. Joey Ho
Design Partner of PAL Design Consultants Ltd.
Q1. What does Interior Design mean to you?
Interior design has the ability to create space for people to discover and appreciate moment of our lives.
Through my design, I wish to create a lifestyle based on our new way of living. I want to encourage people to enjoy life and try
to find their unique attitude in life.
Q2. What makes a good Interior Design?
A good interior design is to improve and inspire our life.
Q3. How is a good Interior Design able to communicate our spaces?
People perceive space in two different ways:
Mentally and physically, in which mental perception prevails. As a result, it is important for interior space that enable to
communicate with the user.
A good interior makes people becomes part of the environment and they can enjoy every little detail of the space. Through this
senses of interior space we are able to understand more about the abstract concepts of life.
Q4. What do you think of this year’s entries?
From this year’s entries we can observed that there is a certain trend exists in these projects. ‘‘Many entries’’ pays strong attention
in visual impact on the interior spaces.
In my opinion, interior is also products of out time, using ‘trend’ as a guideline in making interior is acceptable but if trend is used
as the sole expression of the interior space and without the understanding of our context it will become a design without a soul.
Q5. How do you see Interior Design within the Asia Pacific in comparison with the rest of the world?
Within the Asia Pacific Region traditional culture should be an inspiration and a powerful tool for interior designers and it is
something we should pursue and show the world.
Q6. Do you think Interior Designers in the Asia Pacific Region still have an advantage in comparison with the rest of
the world?
I am quite positive about the rise of the Asia interior design. The interior space created in the Asian Pacific imbued with a sense
of Asian tradition in both a tangible and intangible manner – expressing a real appreciation of the subtle experiential and
perceptual occupation of space as well as physical aspect of Asian traditions. Interior designers in the region manage to draw
inspiration from the past whilst embracing the future.
With comparison with rest of the world Asian Design reflects a kind of universal sensibility that is rational yet simple and thereby
representative of the new direction of our modern living.
Joey Ho draws his creative inspiration from the far-reaching corners
of Asia. Born in Taiwan and raised in Singapore and graduated from
The University of Hong Kong (Master of Architecture) and National
University of Singapore (Bachelor of Architectural Study). Each of these
culturally diverse yet artistically vibrant qualities have played their part
in fashioning Joey’s unique and avant-garde perspective of the world.
Over the years, Joey has established a high profile client list in the
hospitality, residential, institutional and retail sectors, with projects
spread over different cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and
the Greater China region. To-date, Joey’s designs have won more than
100 internationally recognized awards. He is the Vice Chairman of the
Hong Kong Interior Design Association and the course consultant of
the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, actively involves in
promoting the development of the design industry.
Mr. Simon Yu
Associate, Zaha Hadid (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Q1. What does Interior Design mean to you?
Interior design transcends well beyond the fulfilment of a brief or a need, with mere decoration or the placement of objects. With
intent it has the power to articulate and defines for us all, immersive characters for spaces that touches on levels of intimacy,
interactions, identity and even synaesthesia.
Q2. What makes a good Interior Design?
When all aspects and elements are considered (or conceived) to articulate innovatively, spaces that foster values that are beyond
a sense of well-being.
Q3. How is a good Interior Design able to communicate our spaces?
Whether it’s the ability to conceive or transform the purpose and identity of a space, interior designs can manifest in many new
forms of communication. Choices in lighting, materials and music to ‘set a mood’; use scent to evoke memories; or straight lines
and perpendicular aesthetics to convey resolute/clean spaces are obvious examples – but with considerations beyond the norm,
innovative interiors can progressively blur these boundaries and react to these with seemingly minimum effort.
Q4. What do you think of this year’s entries?
I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing the broad range and variety of entries presented this year, and some very good entries can
perhaps be seen as the ‘risk-takers’ who stands out from the crowd. Although the designers have done a great job here, but their
respective clients should also share a recognition for entrusting their positive development of ideas.
Q5. How do you see Interior Design within the Asia Pacific in comparison with the rest of the world?
The Asia Pacific is uniquely placed when we compare it to the rest of the world. Whilst being firmly rooted against their respective
cultures, it continues to absorb a vast range of contemporary ideals and concepts that have created their own driven and dynamic
environments. However, I feel the impetus for interior designers is to avoid too much of the prevailing global and commercial
influences/trends and instead, continue to cultivate sensibilities that reflect the unique synergy and context of the region.
Q6. Do you think Interior Designers in the Asia Pacific Region still have an advantage in comparison with the rest of
the world?
The region has seen a steep increase in the general development of creative industries over recent years, and whilst this is in
part due to the rising development of communication technologies, the Asia Pacific is very well placed geographically. With its
close links to a broad range of resources in the region (from traditional craft and sensibilities, to vast contemporary industries
and materials) it is also very connected to the global network. It’s a wonderful synergy and it’s these aspects that give the region
a defined competitive edge.
Simon is a Project Director and Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects. He
joined the company in 1996 and has been a contributor over a series of
signature projects and competitions. Simon currently heads Zaha Hadid
Architects’ regional base and its projects in Hong Kong and China.
International Adjudicators
Mr. Colin Seah
Founder & Director of Design, Ministry of Design Pte Ltd.
Q1. What does Interior Design mean to you?
At its best, interior design is a manifestation of one’s culture, specific to a unique place and time!
Q2. What makes a good Interior Design?
Good interior design is always based on conveying an atmosphere, a story or a feeling. It is never simply just space.
Q3. How is a good Interior Design able to communicate our spaces?
Good interior design is always clear in delivering its message, it doesn’t send mixed messages. It communicates through the
careful mastering of scale, light and material.
Q4. What do you think of this year’s entries?
I really enjoyed the wide variety of approaches, it was very refreshing to compare and contrast them.
Q5. How do you see Interior Design within the Asia Pacific in comparison with the rest of the world?
I think there is a greater convergence of design approaches because of globalization, but at the same time, I see distinctiveness
that is unique to the Asia Pacific region that is hard to find elsewhere.
Q6. Do you think Interior Designers in the Asia Pacific Region still have an advantage in comparison with the rest of
the world?
Designers world-wide need to strive towards global standards, I think clients demand the highest quality wherever designers
may be from, Asia pacific or otherwise.
Architecturally trained in the US and licensed in Singapore, Colin Seah
honed his sensibilities working for the likes of Rem Koolhaas and Daniel
Libeskind. He also spent 4 years at the National University of Singapore’s
Department of Architecture researching design pedagogy and serving as
design critic.
As MOD’s Founder and Director of Design, Colin has been named Designer
of the Year by International Design Awards USA 2010, and is a two-time
recipient of Singapore’s highest design accolade, the President’s Design
Award. He is also a two-time Grand Prize Winner of the Gold Key Award,
the highest international hospitality accolade, named Hong Kong
Perspective’s ’40 under 40 architects’ and Marcus Corporation Foundation
Prize 2007 ‘emerging architect with potential for greatness’. Recognized
as ”Rising Star in Architecture” by Monocle, Colin Seah has been invited
by the Singapore Tourism Board to redefine Singapore as a destination for
2020 and beyond.
Mr. Hiromu Hasegawa
President of JCD (Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association), CEO of ATELIER TEMMA CO., LTD.
Q1. What does Interior Design mean to you?
To me it means the stage to create a moment of happiness.
Q2. What makes a good Interior Design?
Combination. Texture, proportion, detail, lighting, and ideas make good design.
Q3. How is a good Interior Design able to communicate our spaces?
The design is a message. A good Interior Design can convert essence that you wish to deliver into the atmosphere and the five
senses can be resonant in a moment.
Q4. What do you think of this year’s entries?
I feel finishing of details, design and execution are improving every year. Lighting is also extremely improving.
Q5. How do you see Interior Design within the Asia Pacific in comparison with the rest of the world?
Globally Interior Design within the Asia Pacific put emphasis on art than design. I think that more emphasis should be placed on
advancing ideas and detail.
Q6. Do you think Interior Designers in the Asia Pacific Region still have an advantage in comparison with the rest of
the world?
I do not think there are any advantages or disadvantages at this stage. However, I think opportunities for the works are extremely
plentiful due to our economy and societies continue to develop and this situation is advantageous.
JCD (Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association) President
Nonprofit Organization Sapporo Design School CEO
Hokkai-Gakuen University adjunct professor
Origin of floral art IKENOBO
The Urasenke Tradition of Tea
Hasegawa was born in 1966 in AOMORI-prefecture, Japan. He established
He has designed more than 900 project such as Hotel, Clinic, and
Restaurant, etc.
He has been working on not only interior design, but also branding of the
project until its opening and value the partnership with clients.
ATELIER TEMMA is a design office which engages in various works, such
as space, furniture, product, architecture, café management, and design
school etc., seeking and realizing the essentially and originality of the
creative ideas in each project.
In addition, Hasegawa has been working on leadership training of
traditional culture and art of Japan as a member of the Urasenke Tradition
of Tea and Origin of Floral art Ikenobo.
Dr. Jungmook Moon
Professor, Department of Interior Design, Design College of Sangmyung University
Q1. What does Interior Design mean to you?
It’s an intellectual playground on which my world are created. Everything are engaged with each other behind the visual form. I
understand the world through this system.
Q2. What makes a good Interior Design?
One of the most important issue that makes good interior design is spatial cognition of designer and he or she has to concentrate
on the social issue of that time and experience on materiality.
Q3. How is a good Interior Design able to communicate our spaces?
Good interior design focuses on and even controls the people who uses the space, responding the environment.
Q4. What do you think of this year’s entries?
Most projects are very good and I enjoyed seeking the essence of space that they created. However, compared with the quality
of space, the story that they made wasn’t enough to demonstrate their idea and technic.
Q5. How do you see Interior Design within the Asia Pacific in comparison with the rest of the world?
Well...a few years ago they still traced just the form of what the western europe or USA does, neglecting the essential story
behind the form. But I realized that this year many of the projects are engaged with their own environment, concerning on not
just traditional one but the thing happening there now.
Q6. Do you think Interior Designers in the Asia Pacific Region still have an advantage in comparison with the rest of
the world?
1998.11 1997.03 1990.02
ph-D in Architecture, Hong-Ik University, Korea
MSc. Built Environment, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies,
University College London, UK
AA Grad. Dipl. AA School, London, UK
B.A. in Architecture, Hong-Ik University, Korea
Urban Future Organization, London
Claudio Lluchesi & Associates, Mezzina, Italia
JungLim Architecture, Seoul
Mr. Tony Chi
tonychi and associates
Q1. What does Interior Design mean to you?
Interior Design for me is about bringing the ultimate hospitality experience and emotion within a particular space. When I
mention “hospitality”, I am not referring to a space that is exclusively a restaurant or hotel. Hospitality exists in every aspect of
our lives in our homes, where we meet and congregate with other people. Hospitality is a tradition and experience that is ancient
in origins, bringing comfort to people’s lives, the sense of what is familiar with the sense of bringing a sense of something new
into people’s lives. Life is the art of accumulation, not just in material things but experiences in emotions and memories.
Q2. What makes a good Interior Design?
When people experience a space for the first time and they have a lasting impression of the sense, feel, touch and smell of the
space, this is what makes outstanding interior design. Many confuse interior design with the visual aspect, making decoration
the most important aspect. Decoration is one element but design is all about the senses. Bringing all these together, the tangible
with the intangible, brings the tangible with the intangible. When initiating a project, imagining and exploring how and what
people will experience, how they will move within the space, what they will feel, touch, smell, hear, how they will mingle with
other people, these are the lasting impressions you want people to take with them. This is what me and our studio, tonychi and
associates, are passionate and desire to bring in our projects and our approach to design.
Q3. How is a good Interior Design able to communicate our spaces?
Interior Design is all about deepening the relationship between the individual within a particular space. You do not want people
just to remember “ that was a beautiful space” but “that space left a profound memory” or that “space desired to change or add
something to bring to my everyday life”. Design is about influencing and evolving people’s lives and interior design must always
seek to achieve this.
Q4. What do you think of this year’s entries?
I find the entries this year demonstrate an overall effort to explore further how design can be applied in every aspect within a
space. There appears to be a search to capture this strong relationship with the individual and the space. All the entries are to
be commended!
Q5. How do you see Interior Design within the Asia Pacific in comparison with the rest of the world?
The cultures in Asia-Pacific region are deeply rooted in the tradition of hospitality. There is a passion and commitment in hospitality
that is a valued legacy in the cultures and peoples throughout Asia - Pacific. People proudly invite new friends and guests to
their homes upon their initially making their acquaintance. Overall Asian cultures there is a process of accumulation where items
and accessories and materials are carried down from one generation to another which link the past and the present. There is a
reverence for nature and with the natural landscapes found throughout the continent. Taking these various elements from the
cultures through Asia-Pacific provide a tradition and culture that will always create significant interior design opportunities.
Q6. Do you think Interior Designers in the Asia Pacific Region still have an advantage in comparison with the rest of
the world?
I believe that the Asia Pacific region from a design aspect has achieved so much and evolved greatly in a short amount of time. It
will continue to have a tremendous advantage to explore and take from their culture and philosophy and transform into design.
Design requires the passion from within as it is not just a profession but a way and philosophy of life.
Renowned for creating the most finest and memorable experiences in
hospitality throughout the world, Tony Chi’s commitment and passion
comes has deep roots in the tradition of hospitality which exists within each
culture and society and within our own selves as well.
Born in Taiwan and raised in New York from an early age, Tony Chi observed the
differences of cultures but also their common similarities and aspirations. His
interest in design formed at an early age from his passion to draw. Ultimately,
Tony Chi became a designer as he was intrigued with the opportunity to
explore how design can“build a soul”within a space and property. Since his
youth, Tony Chi observed how hotels properties and hospitality environments
created defining moments in people’s lives for being centers of family
gatherings, weddings, reunions and a memorable travel destination.
Since establishing tonychi and associates in 1984, Tony Chi has approached
each project not only as a designer but a creative developer, an operator
and a lifestyle visionary. tonychi and associates has been passionately
committed to the create the finest and most genuine hospitality experiences.
The studio’s collaborations have evolved iconic brand names such Park
Hyatt, Intercontinental, Rtiz Carlton. Tony Chi has also created the stage
for new brand hospitality names such as Andaz 5th Avenue completed in
2010. Recent projects in the last several years include Park Hyatt Shanghai,
Rosewood London, Intercontinental Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou.
Photo credit: courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Taipei
Mr. Sefer Cağlar & Ms. Seyhan Ozdemir
Founder of Autoban
Q1. What does Interior Design mean to you?
Interior design is a practice that has many facets, and it is an extension of the architecture. It is a series of creative and functional
design solutions for a programmed interior. Transforming a space through sheer knowledge of structure, proportions, materials,
textures, colours, and of course, the clients needs.
Q2. What makes a good Interior Design?
Good interior design is ticking a lot of boxes. Is every aspect fully considered? Does it make the best possible use of its situation,
its history, its future? Does it succeed within its environment, its neighbourhood, its community? Design is everywhere. But good
design improves things – brings people together, improves performance, creates value, enhances wellbeing, cultivates a sense
of belonging and encourages exploration. It’s our goal to enrich people’s lives through the power of good interior design. We
challenge ourselves to offer them new inspiring experiences with each project.
Q3. How is a good Interior Design able to communicate our spaces?
Good interior design is storytelling. You begin at the beginning: seeking to understand the context and characters. You consider
how the project came to be, what came before and what will take place in future. You tell these stories in materials, space and
form. And in that way interior design communicates brand’s/people’s vision, culture and identity.
Q4. What do you think of this year’s entries?
The entries were quite diverse and colourful
which made us enjoy the whole process. It was exciting to see how each designer
brought up their own expression and made a solid statement. Taking the region’s dynamics into account, it was a unique
experience for us in its own right to see and evaluate all these new approaches. Particularly the entries under the installation
and exhibition space category were very impressive. Asia Pacific is quite a big region. So, it was also interesting for us to see the
differences in a designer’s approach from Japan or from China. Each entrant had his/her own voice, which is a natural extension
of his/her own cultural identity. Perhaps we wouldn’t be this much aware of these slight differences if we didn’t get the chance to
see them all at once. So, thank you for giving us the opportunity.
Q5. How do you see Interior Design within the Asia Pacific in comparison with the rest of the world?
Design speaks a universal language. That’s for sure. However, the local dynamics, people’s habits, and the available material
choices differ from region to region affecting the design approach and identity of that region. We think that this brings a certain
kind of diversity to the rest of the world, and prevents uniformity. We see new approaches, new interpretations.
Q6. Do you think Interior Designers in the Asia Pacific Region still have an advantage in comparison with the rest of
the world?
Designers from Asia Pacific Region are definitely taking advantage of their own turf. Despite the slight local differences, they have
a mutual tone of voice that speaks to the people’s way of living and answering their needs in general. It is always an interesting
experience to see when designers from a certain region bring their own identity and apply it to a new culture in another part of
the world. Generating creative solutions for different needs, habits and expectations… This is what creates the diversity that we
always want to see. This is how the industry prospers.
Internationally renowned, Istanbul-based multidisciplinary design studio
Autoban was founded in 2003 by Seyhan Ozdemir and Sefer Caglar, and
later joined by Efe Aydar. Now employing 35 staff, Autoban works across
architecture and interiors, product and experiential design, forging a
reputation for thoughtfulness, experimentation and craftsmanship.
Approaching each project initially as storytellers, their work seeks to
understand the character and context of each project. Each element
is informed by a uniquely space-centric approach, blending wit with
sophistication, and minimal forms with rich materials.
With a portfolio that includes transportation, commercial, retail, and
office developments, their work is typified by familiar forms and materials
repurposed in vital, contemporary ways.
Their work has redefined Istanbul’s cityscape, including numerous
hospitality, retail, residential and public realm developments, and is now
also found in London, Madrid, Hong Kong, Moscow and China, as well as
Azerbaijan. Their signature furniture and lighting range is sold around
the world.
Shopping Space
Darry Ring Jewelry Shop
One Plus Partnership (Hong Kong) Limited
This ‘once in a lifetime’ strong commitment enlightens
designers to evoke message throughout interior. Eyecatching ribbon-like white decorations on ceiling
immediately draw guests’ attention. Decorations run
continuously throughout the entire ceiling, resembling
infinity symbol. Shape of a sideways figure eight is a
mathematical symbol representing the concept of
infinity. Stripes of ribbon-like decorations run freely along
the ceiling, sometimes intertwined, but never break.
They act as never ending loop without interruptions. Not
do they only symbolize infinity, they also correspond to
a loving couple holding hands, walking down aisle to
overcome any struggles or difficulties ahead.
Designers use purest color - white to trigger people’s
imagination with wedding and commitment. The
overall modern and chic design emphasize on simplicity.
Thus, with composition of simple color tones like white
and warm gray. Throughout the whole interior, the
designers use several ring-shaped designs to subtly
convey the message.
Fang Suo Bookstore in Chengdu
Chu Chih-Kang Space Design
Located in a downtown development near the ancient
Daci Temple, Fangsuo Bookstore balances modern
luxury with ancient inspiration. Thirty-seven ninemeter-high concrete columns create the impression of a
modern temple and support a ceiling of exposed pipes.
The architect designed the bookstore to be a modern
version of the scripture library that housed ancient
religious texts.
Japan shop project in Kuala Lumpur
Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop
This shop sells traditional Japanese crafts in a commercial
complex in Kuala Lumpur. When viewed from the outside
passage, the sales floor fixtures are illuminated with
spot lighting to create a sharp contrast between light
and shadow. Towards the rear, there is a cafe separated
from the sales floor by a grid screen. The rearmost wall
behind the cafe bar is covered in reflective tin leaf and is
uniformly illuminated.
When viewed from outside, the screen creates a
silhouette resembling a Japanese shoji door caught the
light, giving the space a sense of depth.
As these elements come together, a uniquely Japanese
light and shadow aesthetic exemplified in Kyoto’s
Katsura Imperial Villa is recreated within the context of
a commercial facility.
The tin leaf wall covering, meticulously handmade
by Japanese craftsmen, imparts the high degree of
Japanese spatial expression to the local workers who
applied it.
Best 10
Atria Shopping Gallery
Blu Water Studio Sdn Bhd
NANBOYA is an upscale consignment shop.
Moreover, the products that are sold in NANBOYA are constantly being recycled
among customers, meaning that the customers’ memories also continue to circle.
That seems to be spinning a of thread.
spin... cotton and cocoon and it’s made thread
In NAMBOYA GINZA Store I had also expressed the “cycle of memories” that
continues to circle by one thread.
Foshan E Go Trade Co., Ltd.
Ports 1961 Shanghai
Yabu Pushelberg
Jimmy Choo Chengdu Daci Temple
Christian Lahoude Studio
Jimmy Choo Xian
Christian Lahoude Studio
Ports 1961 has reimagined itself; growing from its chrysalis, into an unparalleled
fashion brand. YP designed the Shanghai flagship retail space with careful
consideration to reflect the transformation of the brand, while also serving as a
destination for the discerning consumer who’s looking for something more out
of their shopping experience.
New. Release. Sweetness.
開物設計 Ahead Concept Design
Food Space
Akebono at Le Meridien Zhengzhou
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
The Akebono Japanese restaurant at the Zhengzhou Le
Meridian is designed with a sense of path in mind, as a
restaurant is always a space for gastronomic journey.
The major spatial definition is achieved by different
walnut wooden boxes, rising high and low, dropping
here and there, forming a sense of some abstracted
landscape. Either one sees them as mountain, rocks,
or seascape, is not as important as the poetics of space
and light this effect achieves. A path that leads to the
different alcoves which form the dining areas provides
a serene walk for the diners before they arrive at their
table. As they dine they are also given glimpses of
different views to various perspectives of the landscape.
This enhances the journey of the diners as they taste the
food, that they are also engaged in a visual encounter
equally interesting and profound.
Le Mei at Le Meridien Zhengzhou
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
The Chinese restaurant at the Le Meridian, Le Mei, is
a restaurant design that is inspired by the concept of
bamboo forest. The dining room is a variation of open
seating, small clusters of semi private seating, and closed
private dining rooms. Here raw bamboo is stained a
dark charcoal grey, and expressed as refined scaffolding,
forming the different functional dining areas. Diners
are gathered under and in-between abstracted clusters
of bamboo “rooms”, evoking a strangeness between
modern design and a call back to nature. As most
Chinese restaurants are either designed with overly
expressed motifs or falls within the expected cultural
exaggeration, neri&hu sought to express an uncanny
connection to the culture of china without employing
cliches or stereotypes. The end result is a different kind
of Chinese-ness that engages symbolism with comfort
and style.
Rong Bao Zhai Coffee bookstore
In today’s information era, the single mode of previous
bookstores cannot attract readers any more. How to
upgrade traditional bookstores is a problem that each
bookstore operator thinks about. Rongbaozhai (studio
of glorious treasures) coffee bookstore is trying to mix
bookstore with coffee house and attract more readers
with its compound management model and diversified
experiences. Accompanied by a cup of fragrant
coffee, people communicate with others, books and
nature, creating a relaxing and comfortable reading
environment with slow rhythm.
Silver Room
Design Systems Ltd 設計集人
Best 10
Charbroiled Dining NEN
Supermaniac Inc.
A good chef can create signature dishes from basic ingredients with his cooking
techniques. For this restaurant, we try to create a distinctive “flavour” with the
most common “ingredients” – plastic, steel and wood, and we cook with light
and shadow.
We have chosen an environmentally-friendly regrind type of flameretardant recyclable plastic to make the wall and ceiling panels. With natural
daylight and night time illumination, two different atmospheres can be
created to suit the menus for lunch and dinner. Injection moulded plastic
is used instead of glass for its similar effect, but with reduced weight, lower
costs and easier construction.
Hurricane’s Grill
Metaphor Interior
Together with the solid wood service counter cabinets and the steel trees, and
by use of lighting, the restaurant looks like a “minimal translucent box” during
daytime, and becomes theatrical with the criss-cross shadows in the evening,
hence offering two different “flavours” with the same material combination.
The Origins of Style
開物設計 Ahead Concept Design
Primal Cut
J. Candice Interior Architects
Shi Wu Restaurant, Huludao
Sometimes texture is an ineffable thing, not so much a style as an impression
the space has left in the mind of the viewer, evoking a certain yearning with
every thought. The HISUSHI Lake shop is a pioneering endeavor to abandon
form and let the materials speak for themselves. Complex approaches may be
able to create an ephemeral visual impact, but satiation inevitably comes with
time. Instead, when we take the most essential materials and give them the
time and space to simply be, they will tell their own quietly profound story that
leaves an indelible mark on the heart.
Golucci International 古魯奇建築諮詢有限公司
Work Space
Leo Burnett Hong Kong
Bean Buro
The brief is to create an alternative workspace design fit
out reflecting the innovative culture of creative agency,
Leo Burnett. Located within the Landmark East AIA
Kowloon Tower in Kwun-Tong Hong Kong, the creative
agency inhabits two floors totaling 35,000sqft, as well as
a large external terrace. The design encourages a high
degree of social interactions for the staff to increase
productivity of creative works.
The design aesthetic was generated from an exchange
of contextual narratives, from local hipster culture
of the post-industrial district, to drawing parallel
interpretations of the urban vibrancy of Williamsburg in
Brooklyn. The new office would support a highly dynamic
working culture in a creative agency, with a variety of
spaces such as open plan work clusters, semi-private
discussions, private meetings, and enclosed offices. The
main feature is a set of sculptural meeting rooms inspired
by local traditions of ship construction methodology.
Matrix Design Office
The new office space finished by MATRIX DESIGN in 2015.
In this continued, restructured and representational
space design, white walls and wood veneer with warm
color and ruggedly steel frame material multilevel
texture contrast, combined with gray cement block their
unique visual impact. Inornate natural space still shows
unique charm, this is our new interpretation way for
office space.
Nikken Space Design Osaka Office
Nikken Space Design Limited
This is an in-house office plan of our design office.
The office is on the highest floor of a building. How to
achieve a creative place, where the character of each
individual was respected and the organic connections
of the individuals could be managed at a high degree
of freedom, became the biggest theme of this project.
The floor has been designed three-dimensionally like
a stadium, thus achieving a characteristic landscape
with eye-level changes as people walking inside.
The office provides individuals with movable desks
so that the work of every team unit organized on a
project-by-project basis will be visible and high-quality
information exchange will be enabled. Each interior
space of the office has been designed optimally to satisfy
individual purposes including meetings, the retrieval of
information, and the selection of materials. Each interior
space is connected by highly migratory zoning.
Super Tomato Limited
Best 10
Blinq Office
ISSI Design Limited
Using myriad of plain materials, we choose concrete as the main component
of the space, providing texture and color. We make office furniture out of old
ship planks, bringing the taste of lingering memory. All cabinets are built
using wheat-straw board, an excellent board material made with wheat-straw
which is a scrape material produced in agricultural production. Considering the
influence of light on the reception area, we choose artistic glass as the doors to
meeting rooms. These 360 degree rotation doors bring not only visual pleasure
but also interactive experience to users.
Cherish, Reflect
Sign Architecture & Interior Design Co., Ltd.
Vanke Real Estate Office Chongqin
Dividing Tree Line
Lines of Light
KLID (Kris Lin International Design)
Each big company has its own standard and individual character, the same to
Vanke. Besides complete very simple basic functional requirements, designers
also trying to put vanke spirit of inheritance, comfortable and concise into
space design. ”people-oriented” regard people as an very important reference
design object, pay attention to the environmental humanization solution,
emphasizes the reasonable layout of space and detailed consideration design.
Sublimed the office space stereotypes in the past.
Create+Think Design Studio
Public Space
A Scence of Woods
Sun-Life Interior Design
The client works in culture and art integration field
and this reception center is for high end VIP business
meetings use. The consistent view from the tree inside to
the greenery forest, truly translates the idea of embracing
the nature and landscape. This tree, no doubt, is the
highlight of this case. The client literally plants a tree in
the house, let the owner and guests to enjoy the luxury
view when they have “the conversation with forest”.
Human artistry is to modification of countenance
created by God what deconstruction is to reorganizing
and rethinking of existing forms. When developing
our design theme to this medical aesthetics clinic, we
made an attempt to deconstruct human torso. The
human profile was transformed into curved lines of the
room, in which the building mass in pure white made
a representation of muscle lines with tension. The
buttock curves together with the up-going breast line
successfully spell out that human figure is the theme of
interior design.
Jinyu Community Library
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Located in Changsha, the small community library
occupies the ground floor of a new residential tower
overlooking the west bank of the Xiang River. The library
consists of a main reading space, a bar/café, event space,
meeting room and lounges. Its proximity to Hunan
University and the region’s famous Yuelu Academy
informed the project’s cultural nod to Changsha’s
prestigious scholarly past. The Yuelu Academy, founded
in the Song Dynasty is revered as one of the four most
renowned “shuyuan” in China and served as a center for
higher learning focusing on ascetic philosophy and moral
cultivation. Drawing inspiration from the local culture
of contemplative learning immersed in both nature
and artifice (typical of traditional Chinese gardens), the
architectural concept behind the architect’s modern
interpretation of the library merges the unique visual
framework represented in traditional Chinese handscroll
paintings with the Western sensibilities of function.
The Rhythm of Light
Best 10
B-ICHI, Kogakuin University Learning commons
Iijima Design
The exterior is given a coating using lightly colored stone paint. Multiple
perspectives, diffractions, and incisions have been strewn across the planar
surfaces. The sides have been fashioned into a series of continuous and threedimensional edges to create a sensuously engaging effect of overlapping
blocks. Upon entry, a visitor is greeted by an assemblage of cut sheets of
wooden elements stretching across the ceilings and flowing down the sides.
The lines wrap around and link hollows created for illuminating interfaces,
creating an enriching selection of shadows and layers and creating a visual
sensation filled with extreme tension. And that allows light to flow freely into
every corner and crevice in the area.
Mount Parker Residences
YASKAWA Innovation Center
NOMURA Co., Ltd.
Special Zone Museum in Interprise Dream Park
The Hub Check in Lounge
Celebrating its centennial anniversary, Yaskawa Electric, a global leading
business robot manufacturer, established YASKAWA Innovation Center. Located
in the surrounding area of its headquarters, the center is built as a Robot Village
for ordinary visitors to have a better understanding of the businesses of the
Built with an image of a robot, the building features a 3D space where the
company shares its latest technologies. It aims at promoting the future of the
Japanese manufacturing industry through surprises to the world.
In particular, the robot signage installed at entrance is a fusion of 8 sets of 7-axis
robot arms and the LCD displays, which is said to be the first motion multidisplay system ever in the world. Coupled with the videos, each arm creates
abundant movements to stimulate the sensibility of the visitors. The possibility
of Japanese manufacturing industry is interpreted vividly by the form of art.
The Realm of Confluence
Installation & Exhibition Space
Paper was invented by Cai Lun, a Chinese official of the
Eastern Han Dynasty, in AD 75.
One of the Four Great Inventions of China, paper is now
seen around the world. It has played a significant role
in promoting cultural exchange and the popularization
of education, exerting great influences upon the
development of world civilization.
It is hard for us to imagine a world without paper, an
outcome of world civilization.
Today, however, in this civilized society ablaze with
numerous lights, paper becomes a tool that the
greedy people use for their own interests. Severe
ecological damage caused by excessive tree felling
has been a rather big threat to our lives. We appeal to
all that we shall not let paper put an end to nature, and
to human beings.
The innocent and kind paper wants to be heard: modern
civilization is reflected in nothing but environment
protection, green life, and blue sky.
Designers may crumple and the toss their drawings when
they think the draft drawings are not feasible, but when
they open the crumpled drawings they once tossed after
drawing many drawings, they often have new discoveries.
That’s design, make affirmation in denying. The design
week exhibition space of C&C Design Co. Ltd. In this year
will be designed of a “folding paper”, which indicates
that we will not forget our original dreams, because on
the long path of life, we will interpret “design” as a kind
transition, which needs our faith and sincerity.
On the exhibition platform of open space of irregularity
and limitlessness, the tourism routine and function space
are effectively organized and reflected on the wall and
ground multiple media for the interaction with audience
on the spot and unexpectedly become the children’s
Das Haus
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
“The building blocks of our psychological and emotional
lives are the layers of memory that make us who we
are. Inevitably and eventually, our spatial existence is
defined by the intersection of our physical encounters
and those which remain in our memory as shadows that
follow our bodies.”
Dongyangxuan Mingdianju Red Sandalwood Art Gallery
Best 10
Li Li Ji Art Space
The key point of this case lies in how to express Chinese artistic conception in
the space. The metamorphosis arises from noting, to change, and to noting
again. It is the process that from the abstract art to the figural art. In the space
creation, we try to enclose the space with the line that blended in a tradition.
We are looking for breakthroughs and surprise between the symmetry and
proportion. In the space spiritual characteristics, you will find unusual, shocked,
genuine, and graceful here, and you can even feel unexpected peace and
providential amazing.
PINKAH Showroom
Sale office of China-Australia Tiancheng project for
Suzhou Jianfa real estate - ZhuangZhou’s Butterfly Dream
Songshan Culture and Creative Park
Coffee&Souvenir Shop
The inspiration of the whole exhibition hall comes from the designer’s
experience and appreciation of life in the nature. The concave and convex of
the wall’s surface, as well as its color variation, are like the weathering effects of
rock, providing us with a different visual feeling of modern and the future. The
multifunctional pillar in the middle can be used both as the exhibition table top
and the space for a rest, and the eye-catching logo on it enhances the publicity
and the modern sense of the brand. The stone chair of polyhedral type is totally
close to the original intention of the nature in the space, which adds rich artistic
conception into the simple but elegant space and endow the space with soul.
The resolute lines and gentle arc lines form a strong visual impact.
The Parkside : Sales Gallery
VIA Architecture Limited
Living Space
We use the idea of “origin” as our starting point and
expand it to the entire design of the case. The metaphor
is used to imply people’s dream of embracing their
innate and nature and further retrospect our previous
definition of perfect.
To emphasize the pure and intuitive beauty of nature
and get rid of the immaculate. Obsession, natural
substance’s unpredictable change in time is the exact
reason that attracts house owners; therefore, all
materials in the case must use raw natural materials as
possible as we can, making people feel about texture’s
changes in different locations or at the moment of
enjoying the light and shadow in space.
House L
Light falls on to the walls, setting off the exquisite neutral
tactility. Together with wooden material and succinct
linear elements, the subtle tranquillity and poeticity
of the interior space is accentuated and celebrated.
Reflected by the ever changing natural light condition,
time is introduced as an architectural component,
actively participating every moment of dweller’s daily
life and memories.
Hutong White House
A gray brick house in the Beijing Hutong will be
transformed into a home for a young couple. Because
of the neighborhood privacy restrictions, inside the old
house is closed and dark. The purpose of design is to
reshape the bright, transparent, clean interior space, in
contrast with the narrow Hutong form. Because of the
complex and trivial situation, “white” as the keynote,
through the proper removal and addition of the indoor
interface, the space is returned to a pure and abstract
initial state, while the transformation of light-scape and
outdoor landscape is created.
Image in Lanyang
Best 10
Gray Zone 灰色之境
TWA Design 傳十室內設計有限公司
Cultural residence shaped in nature.
The proprietor of this case is a couple about to retire and expect to enjoy the
retirement in wife’s hometown Jiaosi., we observed the regional qualities of
Yilan and integrated the specific pace of life and natural environment to our
space design. The mountain range and the light, rain and mist in gorge of Yilan
were referred as the design components and tried to return the materials to their
original elevation surface, which reduce the element of urban by orientating
the natural light and shadow, depth of ground. The space expression is formed
by the proper design and mapping.
Joie De Vivre
X & Collective Design
Sight . Smell . Hearing . Touch
KON Design Limited
Mother’s Home
Original Elements of Life
A HK stock investment professional commissioned us to renovate a 4000ft2
Shenzhen resort duplex with a Zen, retreat & comfy environment.
Zen garden was introduced to add accent to the spaces; to diffuse the spatial
boundary; as well as to become a translucent screen separated from the
neighborhood. By the relocation of living room entrance to the garden; a
purifying, spacious transitional entrance foyer is achieved.
Besides, the garden was further characterized by the circular wooden doorways,
the skylights and the sound of water fountain.
Finally, the environment was softened by the cohesive details of fillet wall,
rounded corner furniture, camphor scent solid wood furniture & indirect
lighting. By the use of light grey accent, white washed oak against pale yellow
backdrop, the subtle contrast gains another sense of comfort, and harmonious
with the silent and breathing place eventually.
Spacious Narrative
Leisure & Entertainment Space
109 Cinemas Futakotamagawa
Field Four Design Office
The cinema complex locates in a redevelopment area of
Futakotamagawa, Tokyo where is a wealthy residential
suburb. There is a ten theaters in the complex and we
arranged ”open theater” at the center of there. Open
theater has a kiosk, ticket counter and small open-air
theater which provides a trailers or projection mapping
show for public use. People come and go through this
place or stay spending a time as they like. There connects
lobby to rooftop garden and it brings the nature to the
inside. We aimed to create a cinema which opens not
only the customer but also the community like a park.
One Plus Partnership (Hong Kong) Limited
Designers visualize the scenes from science fiction movies.
Upon entering the cinema, audiences’ eyes would meet
with the various-shaped and three dimensional boxes.
Black and white engulfs the perimeter, conveying a hint
of futuristic and multi-dimensional feeling appears in
science fiction movies. Rectangular-shaped concessions
and kiosk inclined with assorted angles, camouflaging
themselves in the futuristic background, which triggers
the association of meteors in space or the second element
of psychedelic space. Along the corridor, the vibe of
disaster movies lingers. Several three dimensional whitecoated metal pillars grow towards different directions,
enacting the scenes out of someone’s imagination,
whereas objects were being placed randomly and
scattered around. In the washroom, pillars elongate from
the ceiling, minimizing the room space to create a sense
of pressure. Grey three dimensional square-shaped boxes
of sound absorbing materials surround the auditorium,
pointing towards altered angles.
Hutong Teahouse
We have streamlined the visualized structure of the
building, with a flat ”curvy corridor” that creates a
smooth transition from the past to the present. The
gallery of the traditional architecture takes a half inside,
half outside form, scattered high and low, significantly
increasing the beauty of the garden. As depicted in the
gallery, from the outside to the extension of the old
building shall have a rigid, narrow impression. On the
gallery, the white, transparent white space signifies ages
of time. The vicissitudes of the life mix and the dark aged
architectural pattern bring forth a temperament contrast
between the modern and the past while creating a
mutual dialogue between the past and future.
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Best 10
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Located in the heart of the historic Kampong Glam district in Singapore,
Longplay is a combination bar and lounge occupying the ground floor of two
existing shop houses. The owner is an avid collector of classic vinyl records,
and desired to use them in an environment where they could be shared
with the public. The Kampong Glam, Singapore’s most intimate nightlife
destination, was the perfect location for the project. The existing shop houses
are positioned back-to-back, creating the unique opportunity to see through
from Haji Lane to Arab Street. Rather than treat the narrowness as a constraint,
the architectural concept behind designer’s renovation celebrates the long
tunnel quality of the existing structures. By cutting a straight line through both
buildings, the feeling of perspective is accentuated. The contrast between the
brightness of the stainless steel with dark sides dramatizes the experience,
while bringing reflected light deep into the space.
Rainbow Fraction - Swimming Complex
of Vanke Centre
Studio OFF
Stop Motion Cinema
One Plus Partnership (Hong Kong) Limited
Tian Spa at Park Hyatt Beijing
EDGE Design Institute Limited
Every film composes of thousands of stop motions. This continuation of frames
produces the illusion of a moving image, freeing our minds to see what is
within and beyond. The designers freeze and extract these “motion fragments”,
embedding the elements within the cinema perimeter. Upon stepping into the
ticket office, the counter and the wall act as if they have a life of their own, they
rotate slightly towards various directions and angles, mimicking the life of a
creature. Up in the ceiling, at a precise moment every individual slide owns a
different shape. Some of the white ones are light boxes, flying towards various
dimensions to form a unified shape. The auditorium extends the illusion of
stop motions. All over the walls are two-dimensional graphics moving towards
various directions. They act as individual “frames” to record a single moment,
whereas unifying to create a bigger picture or sequence.
TOTAL Workout Shibuya
Iijima Design
Hotel Space
Crystal Orange Hotel
In addition to hotel accommodation registration
functions, we create a complex art “living room” concept,
think in terms of geometry, the natural decomposition of
shape cutting, the use of image gradient, the gradient
of the actual situation the way open space ductility. The
building space pillars processed into layers of abstraction
“orange tree”, echoes with the brand concept and a
space theme, with light, original sculptures, paintings,
drawings, forming a variety of artistic means to work
together to create.
Granbell Hotel Shibuya
UDS limited + YOY
The fusion of “Product Art” and “Hotel Design”
Shibuya Granbell Hotel first opened in 2006 with the
design concepts “Minimum”, “Pop”, and “Artistic”.
Moving into the next stage, we have renovated their
guest rooms on the theme of “Next Shibuya”.
With our passion to introduce new hotel designs
originated in Shibuya, we have collaborated with
“Design Studio YOY” who specializes product design
and pursues the fusion of functions and arts to create a
completely new space where the functions of the hotel
harmonizes with product arts. Shibuya Granbell Hotel
is the new place to provide our guests from all over the
world with the great opportunities to see and touch the
great product arts made by the people with a unique
sense of Japan.
Huang Yan - 53 The Inn Boutique
Huang Yan - 53 The Inn Boutique, is a brick mixed structure
building a hundred years history. As a renovation project,
in order to protect the historic buildings, designers in
does not change the premise of the original building
structure, by retaining the original architectural wood
beam structure, using plain cement do for the substrate
to match the entire space, old wood and cement, the
two kinds of material collision greatly pulled up the
dimensions. Space is not done much decoration, using
the designer carefully tailored device painting and Seiko
produced the black paint hanger shape to enhance the
sense of space concept.
Sunrise Kempinski Hotel
Best 10
The design for the Sunrise Kempinski draws on the relationship between the
built and natural landscape. The extraordinary site, with The Jiankou Great Wall
appearing between the peaks and mountains and Yanqi Lake acts as a mirror
reflecting, drives the overall design direction for the Interiors. Influenced by
the awe-inspiring site and natural surroundings, the hotel embodies the shape
of the rising sun and symbolizes harmony and unity. The interior is largely
inspired by the idea of framing the view; whether it is capturing the view of
the mountainous landscape or framing areas within by enclosing a space or
setting a vignette of the interior decor. Elements of intrigue are created within
the overall design of the hotel by experimenting with the juxtaposition of solids
and voids, light and darkness and natural versus manmade elements.
Hermitage Hotel
PT. Paramita Abirama Istasadhya (PAI)
Design Systems Ltd 設計集人
Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa
Nikken Space Design Limited
Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel, Tokyo
For this boutique hotel, the client would like to differentiate by rarity. Rather
than creating a luxurious hotel, we understand it as “refinement” – beauty that
goes beyond the surface.
CL3 Architects Limited
We choose to use relatively common materials, enhance their natural beauty
and unleash design possibilities by surface treatment techniques and lighting.
Together with our complete set of custom-designed exposed details, we intend
to convey the hotel’s attentiveness and refinement.
The entire design can be described as a journey of unfoldment in both physical
and psychological senses. A sequence of spatial surprises is created to prepare
the patrons for the room, the destination, where a minimal box waits to be
unfolded into a desk and cabinet housing different accessories.
Spaces and details are unfolded layer by layer, each ingraining the hotel’s
distinctive aura and hidden beauty, to invoke a sense of discovery, making the
sojourn an experience of serendipities.
Sample Space
From space to look for relationship balance between
man and space, the relationship with nature, designers
hope that through this state of mind, to create a more
introverted lifestyle, through the axis of the relationship,
whether they go to any corner of the user space, you can
feel the space gives us inspiration, experience is the most
direct, but not publicity. Designed around the same time
“together” concept will be described, each space should
have a sense of rhythm, the actual situation of a degree,
to guide occupants derive a realistic attitude towards life.
Harmony in Diversity
Whether it is eastern or western, by or against, tranquil or
vigorous, implicit or melodramatic, you can be carefree
here, because all the above may happen along with the
shift of scenes and movement of steps.
As it is an era with the co-existence of multi-culture,
Beauty has already been presented without any given
forms but the appealing fascination of perception and
conception. From the comprehension of Harmony in
Diversity, we attempt to express the possibility of the coexistence in our own way.
The Parkside : Show Flat A
VIA Architecture Limited
Neutral color-based space, wood finishing with soft
and warm qualities and pure white marble of the main
pieces of living room wall, showing elegant slow-paced
lifestyle. Use rational lines dividing the space to combine
different hue embodies the artistic value of space, but
also highlight the diversified functionality, better to
give a better visual enjoyment, highlight the stylish yet
cozy living atmosphere. The overall space in light beige,
white, black color, simple lines throughout the entire
student activity lines, simple style lighting will become
subtle and elegant space, the designer uses the colors,
materials, high lighting requirements showing an overall
texture, has reached to simplify wins complex, less is
more aesthetic effect.
Qian Ya Jv
Best 10
PTang Studio Limited
Human nature always hope to own scale and comfortable, off-dry pleasing to
the eye. With concise and neat lines will be varied and orderly space partition,
make each function space is more capacious founder. In time, the door screen
elements, such as make public area more rich administrative levels feels.
Different material color is tonal control keep mild contrast, build the feeling of
the soft and clean. While the color of furniture and decoration ornament make
show a gentle active atmosphere! Not to pursue the visual stimulation, more
hope to plain elements, shaping a quietly elegant home!
Ocean Heart 3
Mountainside Elegance B Unit
Danny Cheng Interiors Limited
Modern House
Project is located in Jiangmen City Xinhui District City Road, Guangdong
Province, the case for the duplex units, positioning advocating simplicity, the
pursuit of the essence of modern lifestyle, with clean lines and high-purity colors
painted on space, providing a stylish owners and inspirational living space.
Neutral color-based space, wood finishing with soft and warm qualities and
pure white marble of the main pieces of living room wall, showing elegant
slow-paced lifestyle. Use rational lines dividing the space to combine different
hue embodies the artistic value of space, but also highlight the diversified
functionality, better to give a better visual enjoyment, highlight the stylish
yet cozy living atmosphere. The overall space in light beige, white, black color,
simple lines throughout the entire student activity lines, simple style lighting
will become subtle and elegant space, the designer uses the colors, materials,
high lighting requirements showing an overall texture, has reached to simplify
wins complex, less is more aesthetic effect.
Taoyuan Chongqing Model housing A Huxing
Bespoke Nature
Dominic CHEUNG (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
To address the issue of over-designed pocket parks in
Hong Kong, “bespoke nature” restores a pocket park as
the breathing space that connects with mother nature.
It captures and amplifies the sound of nature to awake
our aural sensation.
Copper, with patina formed over time, is used as the
key material to showcase the impact of nature and, in
particular, sound. Curved copper cladding walls reflect
and concentrate sounds in different areas of the park.
These sounds - water flowing underneath copper plates,
footsteps over the gravels, birds chirping in the garden,
rain falling over the copper - which resemble the river,
ground, and sky of a forest, are discovered through a
tranquil journey in the park.
The copper forest amplifies the presence of nature in
our everyday life, igniting our imagination, as well as
articulating our sensory thought.
Graduation Project - Aviation Academy
CHAN Wai Kwan Keass (Hong Kong Design Institute)
In the past few years, the numbers of flight accidents were
dramatically increasing; the accidents that happened
were fatal and destructive, such as the Malaysia Airlines
accident. The news was amazed and causing global
citizens started to concern about the aviation safety
issue and doubted the safety policy on aircrafts; some
even take the fear of air travel. Nevertheless, according to
Aviation Administration, flight accident data shows that
the aircraft is still the world’s most secure transportation
tools. Based on the above arguments, this project aims to
recover the confidence of public. Therefore, an AVIATION
ACADEMY will be established to response the research
topic; with the use of a real A380 aircraft serves as the
training venue to provide real aircraft experience to
the public in addressing the issue, the refined interior
programme and corresponding functioning areas will
be proposed to the academy to elicit comprehensive
visiting experience.
LEUNG Chung Sing (Middlesex University)
Why not add some green and leisure element within
a lavatory to invert the image of public lavatory. It is a
combination of public lavatory and park. Situated in
Stanley which is a cozy space in Hong Kong. By infiltrating
this local feature into the concept, create a lavatory that
everyone will enjoy. A green leisure area is hidden in the
rear part. Slow down your pace and enjoy an alternative
experience in the lavatory. It is no longer a space that you
want to leave quickly, rather you stay and enjoy.
White Unit
LEUNG Chung Sing (Middlesex University)
Best 10
Guinness - Made of More
LEUNG Hon Chi (Hong Kong Design Institute)
In the industrial area in Aberdeen. It is reformed into an art village for artist. As
artist and designer cannot live without facing the public nowadays; this is also
a place for the local community. A common ground for them to meet up and
have interaction. The square and rectangular white boxes define the utility and
studio respectively. Shared areas are shared by artists and the locals to bring
vitality back to the community.
Lost Center
(Caritas Bianchi College of Careers)
董毅鵬,代楊,陳邦錦 (四川音樂學院成都美術學院)
YIP Shu Fan, Yazh
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Urban Shelter for The Homeless
Ooi Lie Kee (KBU International College)
Ming Xiang Jian is a regimen chamber for meditation. Ming as tea house, Xiang
as fragrant room, Jian as spa space. The concept of this facility is for users to
rest in a relaxing environment, reducing the stress level of the people and
eventually improve their overall mental and physical health conditions.
The design takes advantage of the “Xiling” snow mountain, carrying out the
Taoist “hollow” knowledge and combining the most natural and pure “net
art” to bring visitors with “cloud homes”, quiet and idyllic detachment. With
all the elements combined, “Xiling, hollow, net art, cloud homes” becomes the
theme of this facility. The design is combined with the Taoist concept of “no
start no end” and the construction concept of “nature and humanity” view of
nature and the environment from western Sichuan, using natural conditions
and artificial means to make the harmony of nature, architecture and people.
王莎 (內蒙古師範大學)
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Sponsors’ Statement
/ Glasslam / Orientop Limited
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on providing the professional knowledge of the materials.
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for advanced technical knowledge and finest quality
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the brilliant ideas of our clients. We are honored to continue
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/ Nippon Paint
Nippon Paint, the largest paint manufacturer in Asia. It was
established in Tokyo by Mr. Moteki Jujiro in 1881, Nippon Paint
pioneered the first paint plant in Japan and has developed
as the world’s leading international paint manufacturer.
three key principles, we visualize a rewarding future by
harmonizing people, nature and society which is always the
company’s main theme. Established since 1970, Nippon Paint
(H.K.) Co., Ltd. has a team of experienced sales and marketing
staff in Decorative and Architectural coatings. Nippon Paints’
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HKIDA Executive Committee 2015
Antony CHAN
Horace PAN
Joey HO
(International Affairs)
Chairman of
RIDA Project
(Local Affairs)
Peter WONG
Louisa YOUNG
Margaret LAI
General Secretary
Chairlady of
Director of
Mentoring Scheme
Committee Member
Timothy CHENG
Tris KEE
Chairlady of
Chairman of
Public Relations
Committee Member
Committee Member
Wesley LIU
Enoch HUI
Chairman of
APIDA 2015
Chairman of
East Gathering
Sub Committee
APIDA Organizing Committee
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Hong Kong Interior Design Association
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