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It’s hard to believe, for me at least, that The International Design & Architecture Awards celebrate their 9th anniversary this September. It feels like no time at all since the idea to host such an event was first conceived and that idea put into practice. What a journey this has been; one small, but very select, event has now grown into three global events, with engagement on a worldwide scale that we could not have anticipated. Two design magazines have been launched since this time, several annual hard back design books and plans for growth for the tenth anniversary in 2019 look good. The engagement is of course down to you: you have voted, made decisions, determined winners and in doing so you have driven the

direction we have taken. We are truly grateful for this. We remain, as always, publishers for you and the design industry as a whole. This issue and next we are taking a closer look at some of the shortlisted projects in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2018. They are projects selected for their eclectic mix, a range of design styles that are as diverse as they are culturally rich, schemes that are relevant to their geographical location and stature in the world. Voting opens 22rd August once again for 4 weeks. It’s time to make your decisions once more. Until next month Joanne

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This project is a newly constructed property expanding over 11,000 square feet, named the Menemsha Beach House. Completed in 2014, the home is beautifully situated on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard’s North Shore and features a modern and agrarian design. Shortlisted in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018, Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design are currently celebrating their success of the project. The company, which is located on the Island, has a combined experience of over 30 years within this industry and are renowned for their expertise in interior finishes, sourcing and customisation of all furnishing to create spaces which respect the client’s personal needs and lifestyle.

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of a neutral colour palette combined with the layering of many textures create a sunbleached palette that reflects the language and lifestyle of the Vineyard.”

Throughout this summer home the design has been planned thoughtfully and purposefully. The Menemsha Beach House is a beautiful balance of understated luxury and a modern agrarian aesthetic. This home reflects a successful collaborative approach with trusting homeowners who built a talented design team between the architects, interior designers, contractors, and landscape architects. There was no budget and no hard deadlines allowing each design detail and decision to be studied and several opportunities considered before any decision was made. The client’s asked for a home that looked as though it has always been a part of the island landscape. Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design took cues from the view when developing the materials, finishes and colour scheme, creating a scheme which reflected its surroundings. With expansive views of the Vineyard Sound and the beach dunes of Menemsha, the perennial elements of the property were the main source of inspiration for the materials palette used throughout the house. Within the heart of the home, wide plank reclaimed white oak with a semi-translucent matte white stain, created a floor indicative of driftwood covering the entire living room area. The impressive timber frame, custom grey stained western red cedar walls and the hand masoned fireplace using stones indigenous to the island, make this newly constructed home look as though it has always been a part of the island’s history. The colour palette used within these features provide a causal and relaxed elegance, along with the impressive glass sliding doors to

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allow natural light to filter into the space. The appreciation of the views whilst surrounded by the perfectly chosen interior design is perfect for the beach house name as well as the brief given by the clients. To reflect the client’s lifestyle and personal style, Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design were to create a design that evoked a laid-back elegance. Light weight slipcovers, Belgium linen upholstery, weathered finishes, vintage finds, hand woven shades, natural fibre rugs, bleached burlap wall covering, and raw metal details were used throughout the interior of this home. Scale was a critical component in space planning as each piece had to stand on its own in such a large open space yet not compete with the next. The restraint of a neutral colour palette combined with the layering of many textures create a sunbleached palette that reflects the language and lifestyle of the Vineyard. Every detail within this project was studied, and every selection was purposeful. Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design believe having synergy among their clients, the architects, interior designers and contractors will always cultivate new design opportunities which makes the end result successful and inspiring. Moreover, specialist skills were required to create bespoke pieces that would be in keeping with the inspiration that the views had provided the owners. Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design were responsible for the design of the large dining table, game table, and kitchen and screen porch tables. Each of these made with the most beautiful reclaimed woods. In addition, Jeff Soderbergh was commissioned to build several tables within this home. He created these pieces by hand selecting each lot of wood which was accompanied by documentation of its previous life. Speaking about the awards, Paulina Foley, Marketing Manager said “I appreciate the importance of a global platform for beautiful design and the opportunities it brings to the design community.” Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design have successfully created a family-friendly beach house. From the use of natural materials and colour palette to the natural lighting and setting, the designers have truly accomplished the relaxed atmosphere that is expected of any beach house.

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“ The challenge for Bernard Interiors was to create

an inspirational interior, incorporating all the comforts and conveniences of contemporary living yet without losing the features reflecting the building’s history and importance.”

This project was a redevelopment of a derelict category A listed townhouse in the heart of Glasgow’s Park District into a luxurious family home. After being utilised as an office space throughout the 90s, the property fell into disrepair and had lain derelict for several years. In 2016, a prestigious client appointed Bernard Interior to oversee this impressive transformation. However, this was not the start of the journey. It had started three years earlier, with Jen Bernard lending her expertise to the developer during the preceding three years to overcome the complex process in obtaining the requisite planning permission. A challenging development tackled by the British based interior designers, Bernard Interiors who are currently celebrating their shortlisting in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018 following the success of this property. The challenge for Bernard Interiors was to create an inspirational interior, incorporating all the comforts and conveniences of contemporary living yet without losing the features reflecting the building’s history and importance. Park Terrace was required to be an inviting family home, but it also had to offer flexible living spaces, facilitate grand, formal entertaining, with every glance packed with high end detail and finishes – a ‘wow factor’ at every turn. Due to the size and complexity of the building (9,700sq ft), Bernard Interiors began the process by planning and implementing the restoration of period features throughout, calling on years of experience to bring back to life ornate cornicing, ceiling roses, period fireplaces, vast bay windows and a suitably grand entrance hall with its four-metre-high ceiling. To do this correctly and achieve the functionality and look, the building was pared back to basics. This allowed full access for the contractors to attend to all 32 design et al

the key features, such as the sweeping central staircase. The internal lift was then restored and recommissioned, adorned with mirrored panelling, gold leaf paint, appropriately complemented with art deco, brass fixtures, and fittings on every floor. Following the revival of the key features to the fabric of the building, artisans were commissioned to gradually build layers of features and finishes, to be at one with both the building and the brief. One of the more striking features on entering Park Terrace is the bespoke chandelier, a waterfall of thousands of smoked glass crystals cascading from the top floor, down through the centre of the stairwell to the entrance hall. Designed by UK artist George Singer, this came about as a result of the successful collaboration between Jen Bernard and the developer. The design is contemporary and truly delivers on all aspects of the client’s brief. The family were able to move seamlessly into their new home which provides ample space and stylish rooms throughout in which they can relax, entertain, work, and enjoy. It was vital that the design scheme incorporated the restoration of stunning period features throughout, and at the same time provided relaxed and flexible living spaces. The crisp, clean interior design schemes to the front of the property, frame the expansive views across Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow’s city landscape and beyond. On a practical note, Bernard Interiors instructed a bespoke cabinet maker to create floor to ceiling wall units in each of the four principal lounge and living areas. Whilst each room is substantial, the cabinets, each adorned with meticulously selected accessories and objet d’arts, transform these spaces into warm, interesting rooms, as well as providing more storage than even the busiest of families could ever desire. Jen Bernard’s palette is far reaching. The finest marble was sourced from an exclusive supplier in Venice and used for kitchen

worktops, the master bathroom as well as a central island in the Gentleman’s Cigar Room. Following regular discussions with the client, pursuit for excellence went beyond the fabric and fittings of the building, with Jen Bernard calling upon her extensive knowledge to source the most luxuriant of fabrics for furnishings, the finest handwoven carpets, unusual artworks and accessories to create unique, sophisticated, vibrant rooms, each one with their own feature colour and identity, each one stimulating the senses, yet comfortable to live in. Speaking about the awards, Jen Bernard, Founder of Bernard Interiors commented, “they recognise and reward leading design on a global scale. As a UK based design practice, we are committed to excellence and our team strive to produce results that deliver exactly what the client (be that commercial or residential) is looking for. Showcasing our work to our peers is a great way to push ourselves and encourages us to create designs and developments we are 100% passionate about.” “As Bernard Interiors enters its 10th year in business, this project has been one of our most exciting residential developments to date. It was a pleasure to work on such a prestigious redevelopment project with a client who was not afraid to embrace our concepts and ideas and we quickly established a creative working relationship that produced outstanding results. We always encourage our clients to push boundaries and allow us to adopt an adventurous use of colours and finishes, which when used correctly create a truly unique home”, she added. Park Terrace is a combination of years of experience and time understanding the client. It is a seamlessly stunning property, with contemporary and stylish interiors incorporating period features, making it a timeless family home.


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The Elizabeth Bay Apartment project was a complete refurbishment, including full architectural re-planning, furnishing, styling and art curation. This sleek apartment is located on Sydney Harbour within an exclusive 1960’s apartment complex. Tasked with creating a tranquil retreat were the New South Wales based designers, Archer Design, who are currently celebrating their shortlisting success in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018 within the Interior Design Scheme category.

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the apartment, Archer Design’s use of deep sea blues and soft eucalypt lacquer contrast with burnt earth reds, bronzed mirrors and deep ebony panelling.”

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This substantial apartment is the Australian base for Archer Design’s client whose brief required them to create a relaxing space away from their busy international lifestyle. A place of calming modernity and luxury was designed by Archer Design wherein the ever changing light and shimmering movement of the harbour is reflected throughout the home, its ever-present sights and sounds acting as a gentle counterpoint to a fine Australian art and contemporary furniture collection. The art is an important part of the ambiance of this apartment, as the client’s international lifestyle required a true ‘sense of place’ to be present in their Australian home. Archer Design strove to create a collection that was devoid of parochial symbolism, but one that showcased the spirit of its origin and acted as an elegant framework to the activities within the home. Throughout the apartment, Archer Design’s use of deep sea blues and soft eucalypt lacquer contrast with burnt earth reds, bronzed mirrors and deep ebony panelling. As a backdrop to the colourful artworks and furnishing accents, gentle curving forms and calming natural tones were chosen to frame the interiors, highlighting the stunning views and connecting all primary spaces with the water using mirrored panels and operable screens. Seamless matte corian clad bathrooms with accents of shimmering blues, gold and mother of pearl mosaics provide subtle glamour and spaces of stillness and repose, further enhancing the mood of tranquillity and peace within the home. The subtle use of bronzed mirrored wall panelling as a backdrop to the art collection and as a means of pulling the stimulating beauty of Sydney Harbour into almost all areas of this apartment were for Archer Design key factors in the design of this apartment. In addition, the opportunity to create a fine Australian art collection and to counterpoint that with internationally recognised design icons of lighting and furnishing was a key aspect of this brief that the designers relished.

With limited access to the apartment and an exceptionally tight building programme, all architectural components were manufactured off site, flat packed and reassembled on site (including extensive mirrored and curved timber panelling, custom joinery and new balcony doors). The complexities of this process never impacted on the finished result: an apartment created by Archer Design, imbued with a spirit of stillness, elegance and effortless luxury. This project had to be a uniquely collaborative effort with the client, interior architect and contractor working totally in-sync. This project confirmed Archer Design’s belief that design is a collaborative enterprise, made possible by a trusting client, allowing the design team a large degree of freedom to formulate a team of dedicated professionals all working with a common goal: achieving design excellence. The client’s busy schedule meant that they only saw the initial concepts first hand and then left Australia, returning to a completed, fully furnished and fitted out home some ten months later. Their total trust in Archer Design to interpret their requirements and to completely manage the entire design, build and fit out process meant a great deal. The client’s total amazement and joy at the completed apartment was and will remain a source of enormous satisfaction for Archer Design. In a truly global market place where travel between time zones and continents is so exceptionally easy it is important that where ever a client calls home has a real ‘sense of place’. In this design for the Sydney base of the busy clients, this apartment gave Archer Design a fantastic opportunity to imbue a contemporary environment with a tranquillity and luxury that was international in its scope and style, but uniquely Australian in its presentation. Speaking about the awards, Richard Archer, the company’s principle commented “to obtain presence within a respected international forum such as The International Design and Architecture Awards gives Archer Design as Australian designers and architects an opportunity to showcase our design skills and provides us with a tangible connection to a broader international design community and market place.” This Elizabeth Bay apartment is truly a place of tranquillity. The gentle Australian artwork and subtle contemporary furniture has provided its owners with an effortlessly elegant home, despite the difficulties that the designers faced.

architecture + interiors +61 02 9698 9754 www.archerdesign.com.au

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Holland Park is a residential family home located in London. This was a large-scale project, that required careful planning on design and budget. Originally a block of 12 flats, this major refurbishment was spread over six floors, including a sports hall, bar and gym in the basement, home cinemas and playrooms, reception rooms and family rooms up to the bedrooms and bathrooms to create one large residential home.

“ The bold and fun designs created by the interior designers, combined with the extraordinary dimensions of the rooms allowed Light House Designs the rare opportunity to explore the lighting in such a way that is not often viable.”

The lighting interior and exterior for this home was completed by an independent, London based company, Light House Design, who are currently celebrating the success of their shortlisting at The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018 for their lighting design at Holland Park. The brief for this project had to engage in the design of the house as a whole yet look at the character of each room individually. The family wanted to utilise every part of the building and create a real sense of ‘home’. The bold and fun designs created by the interior designers, combined with the extraordinary dimensions of the rooms allowed Light House Designs the rare opportunity to explore the lighting in such a way that is not often viable. On entering the basement either from lift or stairs, the floor stretched from one end to the other, only broken by Crittall walls, which allows the guests to see the space in its entirety. To unite the space, Light House Designs introduced a slot detail lit with LED Tape at each end. This in turn gives the sports hall a subtle interest in what would otherwise be a comparatively plain space. For the bar area, Light House Designs created a light box. Here, the challenge was to create a uniform glow without any shadow on the mitered joints. The bottles seem to glow from within and, as it is dimmable, you can still find a drink whilst watching a film! In the central lobby, Light House Designs back lit the wine racks using the Applelec Light Sheet. With the diagonal design of the wine racks and the play of light and shadow, it becomes a piece of art. The cinema room, dark and moody, Light House Designs used black downlights to

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light the shutters and give a pool of light to the centre of the room. Wall lights prevent overhead glare when watching a film. The kitchen, dining and conservatory area was very much a flowing space. The light levels and colour temperature had to be the same throughout to ensure the areas seamlessly blended together. This had its challenges for the designers, as there were a number of steels and roof lights on different planes, so working closely with the architects, Light House Designs configured false beams and slot details in order to achieve accurate positions for the light fittings. There are several types of light fittings and lighting details on this project, yet rather than conflicting they hold their own and bring all aspects of the project together. The front and back garden were beautifully designed which was a vast improvement on what was there before. The exterior of the building is now back in its original state so blends in seamlessly into the wider environment. Light House Designs believe that the design works so well because of the fantastic collaboration between the design team. Speaking about the awards, Joanna Mann, Founder and Director at Light House Design Ltd commented “it is important to recognise the designs and ideas that are being produced. It is such an exciting world and the awards bring together people in the industry and give them the recognition they deserve”. Light House Design are renowned for their design which takes in both practical and visual considerations. They believe that if lighting is used effectively, it should be recognised as a significant element within the overall look and feel of an interior design project. They aim to create a lighting design that offers an innovative and inspirational space for the property owners. Holland Park is a notable example of effective lighting design as technical sophistication has been demonstrated to create a bespoke and stylish lighting scheme for the home owners. Throughout the property, the lighting has enabled the house to harmonise and highlight the additional elements of the design, allowing a transformation of a space at a switch of a light.

+44 1367 850 069 www.light-housedesigns.com jomann@light-housedesigns.com

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Squat is an 1890s development which has been given a new lease of life as a contemporary and spacious 3-bedroom luxury apartment. This South Audley Street apartment is a luxe 2,355 square foot apartment on one of the most fashionable streets in the heart of Mayfair. It stands a stone’s throw from Mount Street Gardens, Hyde Park and the most sought-after restaurants, boutiques and galleries in London. The first-floor apartment is in one of the period feature-enriched, terracotta Victorian buildings which give Mayfair its distinct character.

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of this apartment reflects Mayfair itself, combining historic beauty with contemporary elegance and featuring some of the most desirable names in art and design.”

The guiding design principle for this project was pared back elegance. The theme of a mix of periods runs throughout, with furniture from Nilufar combined with mid-century pieces, illuminated by contemporary and vintage lighting. The developers drafted in London based interior design and interior architecture studio, Shalini Misra Ltd, who specialise in luxury residential developments, to undertake this project. As such, there was no client brief to work from. Though this was incredibly liberating, it also added the challenge of distilling the designers hundreds of ideas into one coherent scheme. What they wanted to do with the space was to go beyond what you would normally expect from a developer flat. Instead of the monotonous greys and beiges and neutral finishes that a development typically has, they wanted to create real character and excitement. The space comprises a large high-ceilinged entrance with an elegant monochrome patterned stone flooring; a double reception room, incorporating the formal dining area; a kitchen with dining; utility room; staff bathroom; an extended master bedroom suite with a walk-in wardrobe; study area and a large bathroom. There are three further bedrooms, one of which can be used as a study, and two bathrooms (one en-suite). All rooms have a striking 3-metre-high ceiling. The apartment has been updated to highlight the comforts of modern life with air conditioning and underfloor heating throughout. State of the art lighting on a Lutron system has been designed with layering of lighting for various moods and times of day. The specification of every area of this property is of the highest quality, with each element bespoke designed, creating a composition of elegant, refined living in one of the oldest and most beautiful areas of historic London. The designers accentuated the grand entrance hall with a statement Gio Pontiinspired marble floor in white Thassos with a black Nero Marquina border. As the walls

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showcase some of the incredible artwork and design pieces on display in the apartment, the choice of flooring allowed the team to ramp up the drama without detracting from the other objects in the space. A striking wall light from Lindsey Adelman’s Cherry Bomb Fringe collection adorns the wall. The brushed brass, blown glass and 24k golden foil illuminate the wall, supplemented by lighting from five 1960s ceiling lamps, manufactured by Stilnovo, in opal glass and enamelled metal. The natural bronze and black patina mirror is from the Tracce Collection by Osanna Visconti di Modrone. Throughout this property specialist skills were required to create the stunning features to make the overall apartment as luxurious as it is. Shalini Misra Ltd have recently been shortlisted in the International Design and Architecture Awards 2018, within the Residential City Space category for this impressive transformation. Speaking about the awards, Abigail McCarthy BD Manager at Shalini Misra Ltd stated, “The International Design and Architecture Awards recognise and reward all the hard work and effort of designers. They also raise vast awareness of your business to potential clients. Even being shortlisted for an award serves as testament to a company’s work ethic, dedication and unique specialities. The awards set a company apart from their competitors and differentiate the quality of its achievements and services that they provide. The International Design and Architecture Awards furthermore motivate the entire company’s team to provide the finest quality of work at all times.” The design team’s favourite aspect of this project was being able to reinstate the character of the property. The apartment is set in a beautiful building in Mayfair but had not been touched since the 1970s. As is typical of interiors from that period, many of the original features had been removed or covered up. The designers rectified this by adding details such as cornices and ceiling roses, as well as restoring what was already there. Being able to uncover its original beauty was a truly gratifying experience for the team. The final design of this apartment reflects Mayfair itself, combining historic beauty with contemporary elegance and featuring some of the most desirable names in art and design. Though it certainly is not a minimalist space, every design element is allowed to shine, from the fabrics to the artwork, while still creating a cohesive space.

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This family home located on a quiet street in New Jersey was carefully designed keeping in mind the needs of a family with young children and to create an understated and refined home. When the family relocated from New York, they commissioned Susan Strauss Design to lead the process. Working with the architect and construction team, Susan ensured the home was fully functional for the client’s requirements and lifestyle, while exuding an understated elegant air.

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use of colours and textures and well as contemporary finishes allows this family home to radiate a formal, yet comfortable space.”

Principle Susan Strauss founded this wellestablished design firm well over a decade ago. Renowned for creating elegant and one of a kind spaces, Susan Strauss Design signature designs has attracted clients locally and globally. Her team are a group of highly experienced designers, who’s aim is to create designs that perform beyond the client’s expectations, leaving them with an iconic space. Following the success of this property, Susan Strauss Design have been shortlisted in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018 for the Living Space award. The design scheme in the home is richly varied; it is a symphony of colours and textures which combine harmoniously. Utilising luxuriantly textured yet neutral toned wallcoverings throughout, carefully curated colour choices, and beautiful accent furniture, Susan allowed the statement pieces in the home to do the talking, while achieving the overall relatable elegance the clients were after. The dining room fixture hung above the elongated dining table is the first piece to catch the eye upon entry. Its dimensional layers create a striking, mysterious shape. The scale is large enough to make a statement, yet it flows with the rest of the home. The dining table is finished in a luxurious blue-grey wood, with brass clad circular cut-outs in the bases. The bespoke credenza has modern, yet elegant finishes, with hardware mimicking the shape

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in the dining table bases. Brass framed commissioned art is mounted over the units surrounding the dining table area. The adjacent living room has a large inset rug in the centre, soft toned with subtle striation. A marble fireplace surround is at the core of the space. The Italian seating has delicately curved edges and is finished in inviting fabrics; it strikes a bright balance between the formal and approachable. Ceiling coffers which were designed with a subtle, restrained eye, and floor to ceiling drapery complement the classic undertones in the rooms. The colour palette in both living and dining room allows a sense of simplicity to run within the rooms, creating the sense of calmness and elegance required within the design scheme of this home. The home office is a study of complementary finishes and colours. Bespoke wall to wall joinery is clad in wood veneers with brass accents. Deep blue leathers, textiles, and high gloss paint add interest and a contemporary feel to the room. Nearby, the family room has zebra-esque carpeting, and black high lacquer trim on the ceiling and windows. The bright and modern lounge with its long leather sofa is the perfect escape for the children. Speaking about the awards, Founder, Susan Strauss stated “the design awards are a beneficial way for comparable design firms to inspire each other, and to showcase their talent to a broader audience. It brings together similar talent in a positive manner, while benefitting all parties involved. Kudos to the awards team for all their work on behalf of the interior design world.” The harmonious use of colours and textures along with contemporary finishes allows this family home to radiate a formal, yet comfortable space. The interior design is luxuriantly modern with the family-friendly atmosphere which was extremely important to the client and the designer.

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The Nest is a concept created by the leading luxury home developer, Al Barari. This is said to be a new way of living, midst of a state of the art health club, spa, wellness centre, and 18 million sq. ft. of landscaped lakes and streams. This concept offers a property with seamless balance of community and privacy, with an interior design to suit both the client and the prospective buyer.

“ The team’s vision helped integrate an eclectic mix of contemporary and fresh elements into the design making the spaces comfortable, functional, modern, and aesthetically aligned with the client’s brief.”

Tasked with the interior design of this development was the Dubai based company Etcetera Living, who are currently celebrating their shortlisting in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018 within the Interior Design category, due to the success of this development. The Nest is a modern development, using contemporary style architecture, where quality finishes underscores timeless design, as the spacious rooms flow from one to another. The high ceilings, the sophisticated contemporary aesthetic and floor to ceiling windows make these a distinctive feature in order to ensure the important balance of community and privacy. The brief given by the developers, Al Barari, was to provide the same attention to detail to the interiors that was executed in the structure. Etcetera Living were told to enhance the homes airy sense of space, making the home beautiful yet functional. The purpose of designing this villa was to show the clients, how they could create a cosy, inviting and stylish home from a shell to a liveable space, where every detail celebrates serenity and simplicity. Etcetera Living had to keep in mind the target client, who ranges from busy professionals to individuals with large families to artists seeking inspiration. A large target audience would also be overseas clients, who use these property’s as vacation homes. The designers had the task to prove that luxury and nature can coexist. The key aspect of the project was the dining area. Etcetera Living commissioned a bespoke dining table using granite and chrome. The designers also customised the partition in the centre of the room to divide the areas into dining and living. The look and feel of the room is quite modern however the function of the living space is casual with a low, comfortable seating. The team’s vision helped

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integrate an eclectic mix of contemporary and fresh elements into the design making the spaces comfortable, functional, modern, and aesthetically aligned with the client’s brief. The house is situated in Al Barari, which is a green belt within a desert. The structures in Al Barari are white, straight lines with a clean look with large windows to show off the forest like views from inside the villas. Dubai is a city that is unbearably hot 6 months in the year. Keeping this in mind Etcetera Living wanted to keep the style of the villa white, clean with no fitted carpets to keep it as cool as possible. The clean lines that are integrated in the design aligned well with the environment. Throughout this project, numerous specialist skills were used to create bespoke and stunning features within the spaces. It is said that Etcetera Living customised several elements in this project. For example, all headboards were designed to be unique and a focal point in each room, as well as having bespoke printed curtains in the master bedroom that reflected on the peaceful surroundings. The TV Unit was especially designed for the area, incorporating marble design wallpaper. Speaking about the awards, Shakti Gupta, Interior Designer at Etcetera Living said “The International Design & Architecture Awards are so important because it’s a great platform for designers all over the world to show case their work and get inspired by one another. For a change, it brings the whole world together in a unique way where we all celebrate design and commend different regions for unique designs.” Etcetera Living prides themselves for creating homes, not museums. They are celebrated for their hands-on approach, they aim to deal with the entire family of the property to gain a greater understanding to create a home which is personal to the owner, fitting their individual needs. Established in 2003, they began to specialise in luxury residence, however since the growth of Dubai, the company have also evolved into commercial spaces. The Nest provides a luxury residence with an interior design suited to fit the needs of any prospective buyer. The contemporary design blends in with the importance of keeping the spaces cool in the hotter months in Dubai, making it a stylish and comfortable space.

Al Barari Corporate Office, Wadi Al Safa 3. P.O. Box 75307, Dubai, United Arab Emirates T +971 4 344 8868 info@etceteraliving.com

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Minale + Mann were instructed to transform an ordinary semi-detached Victorian 1950sq ft. home in south west London into a contemporary, yet functional family home. The designers pride themselves on ensuring the design marries the key historical features of the existing building and bring it to a new life with contemporary aesthetics and functions for modern day living. The renowned interior design studio, Minale + Mann, founded by Sebastian Mann in 2006 have continued their success in the industry by delivering a variety of projects ranging from hospitality to office-based design, with an international client base.

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provided numerous design requirements for the project brief, which allowed the designers to add striking features of refined industrial design throughout each aspect of the house.”

The clients provided numerous design requirements for this project brief, which allowed the designers to add striking features of refined industrial design throughout each aspect of the house. The entire process included a full gut of the internal structure and a complete new internal configuration of all floors. This included adding double height voids, with a pre-fabricated 10 mil steel ribbon floating staircase leading from ground floor to the new basement. In addition, steel framework and internal and external light voids were used throughout the property to allow natural light into the subterranean living areas. The flooring of the property was completed by Cheville, who have been working with Minale + Mann for the past 5 years. Their most recent innovations involve metal, stone and slate. Nik Nunez, Manager at Cheville stated that “Broomwood, like all Minale + Mann projects really brings design and function together and we are delighted that they continue to use Cheville for this and future projects.” The ground floor features smoked oak floorboards, which flow from the entry hall into the reception room. The open plan reception room features a focal fireplace made of Anatolian grey marble, and the lighting is handmade glass and bronze, from CTO and Apparatus Studio. Within the reception room there is an innovative use of hand patina’d zinc. This feature forms a dramatically striking bespoke study and cloakroom piece, that flanking a void into the basement and continues to lead the user down into the open plan kitchen transitioning into a distinctive kitchen island.

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The kitchen floors are polished concrete and feature bespoke fitted kitchen cabinets designed by Minale + Mann and fabricated by MannMade London. The kitchen worktops are made of leathered stone composite and features a bespoke kitchen dresser also fabricated by MannMade London. The area includes a frameless glass side extension with an exposed steel beam, continuing the refined industrial interior language with the architectural features. Following this is the exposed ribbon steel staircase which leads from the kitchen to the basement. The basement consists of personal gym, a large entertainment/ family space and guest room with en- suite facilities plus large utility room. Feature furniture in this space includes a bespoke display shelving unit and side boards made of ash with brass knobs, made by MannMade London. The bespoke sofa was designed by Minale + Mann and lighting by CTO and Atelier Areti, and Artwork by Daniel Crawshaw. The use of large light voids, both internally and externally, brings maximum natural daylight into the family space, giving the illusion of it being more than a basement. The entire first floor was transformed into a master suite, with en-suite bathroom featuring a twin vanity unit of steel and blackened oak. The walls were finished with a resin based polished screed and the floor was finished in a honed limestone. The brassware for the property was supplied by The Watermark Collection, and an innovative smoked and acid etched glass used for the shower screen, with black steel framing. Further guest and child bedrooms on the second floor complete this house and feature fun lighting by Brokis with bespoke fitted joinery by MannMade London. It comes as no surprise that Minale + Mann’s Broomwood residence has since been shortlisted in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2018 in not only one category but two. The London based property, Broomwood has been designed to a light industrial touch. It fuses together exposed steel and metal finishes, with soft calming interior tones. The project involved a completely new internal configuration of this Victorian Terrace, creating new, visual links throughout the house both horizontally and vertically.

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The newly constructed Chalet Rosalp development stands at the heart of the resort of Verbier, Switzerland, which fits naturally into the superb setting in a privileged location with a maximum number of hours of sunshine. This impressive development is ideally situated at 200m from the main square and a mere 100m from the main Médran ski lift. All other services including the leisure entrees and public transport are also easily accessible from the property which overlooks the valley of the eternal snows of the Mont-Blanc and the Combins ranges.

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combination between the contemporary materials and the surrounding panoramic views of the Swiss Alps..”

Tasked with the development was the architectural agency, Cittolin Polli & Associés SA. Founded in 1997, Cittolin Polli are well known for their permanent dialogue between the building and the location of the property. Their aim is to provide fair proportions between the used materials and the surrounding environment. With their part of the development including the two parking levels, restaurant and shops on the ground floor, as well as the three apartments, it was required that a contemporary architecture designed with quality materials was to provide a beautiful panorama of the Swiss Alps, making them a suitable choice for this project. The brief which draws directly on the rural mountains architecture aims to reinterpret the architecture and characteristics of the old mountains, refuges, barns or chalets of the high pastures in a luxurious environment in order to recall the romanticism and nostalgia fed by the collective memory. Throughout the chalet quality materials have been used in accordance with the cultural influence and out of concern for harmoniously respecting the environment. Resulting in the selection of mainly old wood, hewn kilned timber, natural local stone, Norwegian slate roofs and mineral plaster applied by trowel in the traditional manner. Inside, with plenty of headroom, the quality finishes will meet the requirement and fashions of a modern life style, but always taking care to maintain a mountain atmosphere while leaving every purchaser free to add their individualised touch in the choice of the finishes. The planned complex comprises a total of three prestigious apartments, which includes large beautiful open plan kitchens and sitting rooms to create a relaxing and spacious environment for the guests after a long day’s

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skiing. All the apartments within this chalet have been designed with a contemporary style, with stylish and luxurious interiors, which create a stunning contrast against the aged oak wood flooring. Additionally, all the apartments within the development feature large open windows which provide impressive mountain views, as well as access to the Rosalp building’s spa facilities. Moreover, a restaurant on a double height, shops and a gym area found within differing levels of the chalet were to meet the most demanding of international standards. In addition, The Chalet Rosalp will be connected by an elegant and spacious private entrance hall, joining Rue de Medran and Chemin de la Tinte, that will also serve as the concierge’s lodge. The designers, Cittolin Polli & Associés SA’s favourite aspect was the full integration into the site volume with respect of the traditional mountain style combined with a modern way to build. The result of this development is a gentle mix between tradition, precisely measured by originality, innovative and characterful materials. The project reflects current trends and inspirations while keeping in mind the place and using the new materials in an intelligent way so that they remain timeless. Celebrating their shortlisting for The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018 for the Ski Challet category, CEO of Cittolin Polli, Stefano Cittolin said, “the competition combines the creativity of architects and designers to give more audacity and novelty, it also allows you to discover world projects and open the spirt of design and architecture.” It is evident that this project demonstrates a stylish combination between the contemporary materials and the surrounding panoramic views of the Swiss Alps. It was clearly an essential element that this theme ran throughout the project, as the choices of materials and respect for the traditional features were chosen carefully and can be found throughout the apartments, restaurants, shops and gym to make the overall development a timeless complex nestled in the Verbier resort.

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Ashton 41 is a new prestigious development right in the heart of Bangkok, it is located in one of the most luxurious areas in Thailand, Sukhumvit 41. The property is surrounded by existing old large trees, which act as a large natural divider evoking an exclusive and serene environment in the centre of this chaotic metropolitan. The project was appointed to the Bangkok based interior designers, That Is Ith Interior.

“ Their aim is to push the boundaries, with motivation to think outside the box.”

A driving force behind several prestigious projects all over Asia, That Is Ith Interior were to create a concept to in keep with the property owners personal style and taste. With 12 years of experience in both Bangkok and Hong Kong, the team have extensive interior design knowledge of projects including hospitality, residential, retail as well as workplace design. Their aim is to push the boundaries, with motivation to think outside the box. Their enthusiasm for design is what makes them a dynamic team, with passionate and creative ideas to bring together outstanding and award-winning designs. The design brief for That Is Ith Interior was to create a room for a well-known celebrity from Thailand with the concept of “Jewel Jungle”. Projecting her sophisticated and glamorous high fashion characteristic, the room was designed to be a hidden gem in a small jungle among the urban capital. With the concept of “Jewel Jungle” and the owners flamboyant personality in mind, the team set about creating a colour scheme to reflect the brief. The team wanted to create a project which would be mysteriously dark yet sparking and mesmerising. Hence the use of the dark purple, grey and black tones with a touch of luxurious champagne gold running throughout all the property. It was important to add fashionable and feminine colours of peacock blue-green to accentuate and soften the rooms. When entering the double-volume living room, the guest is greeted by the features the “Wing of Jewel”, a bespoke art piece with a bluegreen moiré effect. This piece compliments the room beautifully, reflecting the jungle concept but also demonstrating the elegance and inspiration of the entire design.

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In addition, to provide light to the room, gold butterfly sculptures were created to overhang from the ceiling, giving this dark scheme a lively touch. By using this unique lighting, the room demonstrates the jungle like concept with style and confidence. Lastly, the room was accessorised with an extravagant rare-pink-peacock amongst modern and clean lines of Minotti furniture to represent the jungle bound by cosmopolis concept at the stunning Ashton 41. In the dining room an organic chandelier and wall sconces were selected to emphasise the nature inspired concept and the renowned Serip Organic Lighting sculpture. Along with daring Zebra print chairs to contrast with the marble flooring, highlighting the owner’s bold personality. Moreover, this project required many specialist skills, which included working closely with the artist to develop the art piece/ lighting sculpture “Wing of Jewel” in the duplex area. That Is Ith Interior believe that the design works so well because it strongly reflects the personality of the client who is fashionable, daring, confident and glittering. The design is based on modern and urban living. It’s simple lines, sharp contrast of black and white tone s and strong accent colour perfectly mimic the personality of the owner, but this can be lightened up to a softer feeling if necessary. The That Is Ith Interior team are currently celebrating the success of their shortlisting for The International Design and Architecture Awards, 2018 within the Interior Design Scheme, Asia Pacific category. Speaking about the awards, Owner of That Is Ith Interior, Palach Painupong said “it is one of the measurement which can guarantee the quality of work on an international level, no matter how small your firm is. It is being judged on design quality not fame”. This project truly is a gem among the urban capital. The animal like features, such as the pink peacock, the butterfly sculptures, the “Wing of Jewel” and the colour palette reflects the jungle concept as well as the personality of the owner. That Is Ith Interior have successfully designed a space which pushes the boundaries of modern, urban living.

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The International Design & Architecture Awards We continue to take a look at some of the projects shortlisted for 2018

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The Awards Issue from design et al. Published July 2018, this magazine features a selection of shortlisted projects from The International D...

design et al - The Awards Issue  

The Awards Issue from design et al. Published July 2018, this magazine features a selection of shortlisted projects from The International D...