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Design Industry Weekly News Friday 11 April 2014 | Issue 26

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Shortlisted: Autoban in the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2014 Autoban have achieved further shortlist success in the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2014 with their project “Heydar Aliyev International Airport” entering the Airline Lounge category. Submitted by: Autoban Interior Designer: Seyhan Özemir, Sefer Caglar (Autoban) Exterior Designer: ARUP The design concept of the terminal interior is based on breaking away from the typology of conventional airports that overwhelm passengers with their scale, standards

and technology. The design takes inspiration from the hospitality feature of Azerbaijani culture, and the country’s recent social and economic transformations, the aim has been to create a welcoming, comfortable and contemporary environment generating a sense of belonging and a homely feel – a brand new passenger experience. This approach also encouraged unconventional thinking in terms of forms, materials and production methods. The largest interior components are custommade wooden cocoon units installed at social areas in an attempt to create different perceptions of height to break the monotony, and to bring the gigantic proportions of the airport down to human scale. Containing cafes, ticket kiosks and other amenities, cocoons create a sequence of spaces within the shell of the airport’s vast interior.

Characterised by a simple palette of natural materials (wood and natural stones) that are unlikely to be used at airports, the interior is highlighted by indirect soft and warm lighting. While all the furnishing and lightings are custom-made for the project giving a sense of continuity, there are also project-specific details developed on the basis of high volume of terminal traffic, functionality and comfort. Check-in and passport control areas are equipped with floor-fixed furniture whereas food and beverage, lounge, cocoon and VIP zones contain flexible furniture. Read More

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Further Shortlist Success for Waterline Yacht Design in the IY&A Awards 2014 Waterline Yacht Design have achieved further shortlist success in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, with their project ‘Zenith’ now shortlisted for both the Power Yacht over 40m Award and the Yacht Interior Design Award. The Interior Designer for this 41m wave piercing “z bow” catamaran super yacht was

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Vera McElroy. The interior design philosophy was to create a unique experience to encapsulate the marine world, the fluidity of water, the unique experience of being in a yacht and to capture the owner’s vision of a light, fresh aesthetic. ‘Zenith’ showcases a seamless and contemporary design of the interior and exterior, created by the same design house. Elements of loose furniture allow the yacht to be re-styled easily to future trends and tastes for any future owner. A spacious and luxurious high class design

matched with amenity, fuel efficiency and technical excellence. The light-filled spaces in the superstructure of the main and mid decks capitalise on the extensive glazing connecting to the external decks and the surroundings. This further enhances the enjoyment of being on the catamaran while experiencing the panorama of the ocean waters. Waterline Yacht Design worked with the world leading multi hull naval architects, Incat Crowther from inception to completion on this latest build. Their focus was to

Shortlisted: SABDES Superyacht Design for the IY&A Awards 2014 Shortlisted for the Yacht Concept Design over 30m Award in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, Project X, submitted by SABDES, is a concept study for a large Megayacht to be based around a Builders platform. The 145m ‘X’ started life as a means to allow some unrestrained creativity in exploring current and emerging styling for these size vessels. ‘X’ has also been evaluated by various well known Northern European Builders with a view to offer her to their clients based upon their proven Technical platforms. ‘X’ has a profile that is sleek with a purity of line, the minimal detailing not emphasising the scale of the yacht. She does not have a traditional mast, preferring to hide away the normally seen equipment in a funnel shaped shield. The version shown has a float-indock for a 20m boat, fore and aft

helicopter landing areas with the aft having a hangar capable of storing two helicopters out of the weather. An alternate arrangement configuration does away with the 20m float-in-dock aft, changing this into a huge beach club / wellness / diving area with an indoor 20m pool. Large glass areas built into the sloping transom directly above, filter sunlight in. The fwd section of the main Owners deck has dual functionality of being a Portuguese Bridge and wavebreaker; its full height forward inclined windows face onto a glass backed 8m x 4m swimming pool. A forward helicopter landing deck gives the Owner direct arrival onto the Owners deck. SABDES offer three different bow options; The knife bow shown, a conventional flared bow with bulb below the waterline, and also a combination flared/knife where the stem turns vertically down into a knife directly below the hull knuckle. Read More

capitalise on the space and efficiency advantages of a multihull while refining the overall and detailed aesthetics. Andrew O’Connell’s view is that catamaran hull technology, integrated with great lines and three dimensional forms of the superstructure can produce a highly efficient yacht with graceful, balanced and beautifully refined aesthetics. Read More

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Shortlisted: DESIGN INTERVENTION i.d. for AsiaPacific Living Space Award Design Intervention i.d. have been shortlisted for the Asia-Pacific Living Space Award in this year’s International Design and Architecture Awards, with their Project ‘Cluny Park’. Design Intervention i.d. have worked with an abundance of pattern to distract from the

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lack of daylight, contrasting organic forms with crisp geometric lines. The black and white wallpaper adds wit and freshness to the room yet at the same time imparts depth and a visual interest that compensates for the lack of view. Moulding details edged in gold leaf exudes a sense of glamour and outline the wallpaper like a picture frame. Pop art over the sofa adds a light -hearted feel . It juxtaposes the ancient artefacts through its informality. Mirror finish surfaces and gilt detail reflect any available light and

give the space the glamorous feel the client wanted. The client wanted an interior that was glamorous but at the same time had a warmth and a friendliness. There were two key design challenges to overcome: The space had very little natural light and the client wanted an interior with a fresh open feel. The client had several pieces that they wished to display- a dinosaur skull , a mammoth tooth as well as a stuffed deer. Our challenge was to prevent such imposing

Shortlisted: Stephen Clasper Interiors for the Kitchen Over £50,000 Award Stephen Clasper Interiors celebrate more shortlist success with their project shortlisted for the Kitchen Over £50,000 award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014. The project is a glamorous, distinctive bespoke kitchen, relaxing and dining space for a prestigious Surrey home. The client set out a very clear brief: to deliver a highly distinctive space – the likes of which he’d never seen before – from initial design to final installation. “Having presented our first ideas in the form of hand sketches, we discussed his needs in greater depth and worked closely with him to look at materials and finishes.” explains Stephen Clasper, Design Director of Stephen Clasper Interiors. The team designed a TV zone and a

distinctive, circular display area with comfort as well as style as top priorities and incorporated a secret, walk-in larder behind a pair of tall, elegant cabinet doors. In terms of finishes, they used maccassar veneer and coloured, high-gloss lacquer with polished chrome trims – all touches highly tailored to their client’s taste. Stephen Clasper Interiors own craftsmen hand-made all items of fitted furniture in their workshop to ensure they were unique to this client and tightly co-integrated with the overall design. The end result is a striking, glamorous space for cooking, eating, relaxing and entertaining. The island breakfast bar, as well as being highly functional, is a stunning focal point for the room. It makes great use of the space and, with its polished maccassar top and mirror-finished stand, delivers immediate ‘wow’ factor to anyone walking into the room. Read More

pieces from overpowering the space. We wanted to create a room that would be warm and inviting, and with these museum quality pieces, there was a danger that the room could be stuffy, if too serious a scheme were to be adopted. The room succeeds in invoking a glamorous feel but with a sense of humour that reflects the personality of the client. Read More

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Richard Mitzman Architects Shortlisted in the International Design & Architecture Awards Chalet Januke by Richard Mitzman Architects has been shortlisted for the Ski Chalet category in the International Design & Architecture Awards Janluke is a new build family chalet. The project is a reinvention of a traditional chalet typology. The brief was to provide a contemporary family chalet that maximises the views of the Rhone Valley, a large double-height glazed living room that blurred the boundaries between internal and external space, an external sun lounging terrace off the main living area, a spa room with sauna and an external private jacuzzi spectacular master suite with balcony overlooking the main living area flexible accommodation for up to ten people with full en-suite facilities, a mixture of traditional and modern materials. Bespoke furniture Read More

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Staffan Tollgard Design Group are shortlisted for the ID&A Awards 2014 Staffan Tollgard Design Group have been shortlisted for the Residential £1 – £2.5 Million (Project Value) Award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014. The project is a dramatic modernisation of a handsome family home, together with David Gibson Architects, has resulted in open-plan and intersecting living spaces that hinge on the striking sculptural staircase. Repeated architectural and decorative refrains of glass, natural and stained wood, large format ceramics, together with contemporary lighting features create a bold and inviting home. With a young family (with twins on the way), the clients wanted the interiors to reflect their fun family life and their love of design. “We were engaged to provide a full interior design specification for this renovation of an existing family home. We began work a year ago with the project in fully-fledged construction: a challenging time-line for all parties concerned. With the architectural design of the house under control with David Gibson Architects, the clients wanted a full interior design specification comprising materials, finishes, bathrooms, lighting, joinery and all furniture and soft finishings” explains Staffan Tollgard, Design Director, Staffan Tollgard Design Group.

The clients wanted to make the most of the space that the new house would afford them: a huge open plan living area would be used for entertaining and movie nights with the kids; a family kitchen would see regular gatherings of 10 and more. The dining room needed to seat as many as possible and be linked with the living room beyond. Taking inspiration from the architect’s creation of double-height spaces in the entrance area the designers created a lighting design with Moooi’s Raimond pendants taking centre stage. Visible from the first and ground floors they are functional, modern sculptures: sleek and minimal, adding to the ‘red thread’ of linear geometry that runs through the house. The bespoke joinery was one of the most successful aspects of the project. Inspired by the clean geometry of the staircase we designed joinery for every room in the property, including the dining room, the client’s favourite room. The relationship between the dining room and the living room was one of the spatial planning exercises that was finally solved with a design that incorporated a bar, AV storage, the AV projector for the screen in the living room and wine storage. The depth of the joinery allowed us to deal with the change of height between the two spaces and successfully create a balanced, functional design that answered all the functional and aesthetic questions demanded of the space.

Shortlisted: Antela Developments in the £10 Million + (Property Value) Award. design et al are delighted to announce that Antela Developments have been successfully shortlisted in the ID&A £10 Million + (Property Value) Award 2014. Heavily influenced by the work of Frank Lloyd-Wright, Antela’s design vision for Fulwith Manor was to create a 21st century eco manor house that truly represents modern architecture whilst being harmoniously integrated into its surroundings by both its form and the use of natural materials which had to be found within 100 miles from its location in North Yorkshire. Set within a 70 acre estate originally owned by the Burton’s retailing family, Fulwith Manor was conceived as a fitting architectural continuance for the preceding family home that commanded magnificent views across the famed Crimple Valley; a designated special landscape area that features the Grade II* 31-arch Crimple Valley viaduct, completed in 1848 by the renowned railway pioneer George Hudson.

The new property had the objective to be of equal architectural interest to that of its 20th century predecessor and as such, Steve Johnson of MJF Architects (Leeds) set about trying to not only design a structure to harmoniously fit within this very special landscape.

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Further Shortlist Success for Studio K-7 Designs / M Style in the IH&P Awards 2014 design et al are delighted to announce that Studio K-7 Designs Pvt. Ltd. India and M Style Inc. Japan have achieved further shortlist success in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014. A Rooftop Indian Speciality Restaurant, Level 12 at Double Tree By Hilton, Chinchwad, Pune has been shortlisted for the Bar/Club/Lounge Award. Famous for offering best-in-class services to corporate, DoubleTree by Hilton offers an intimate and charming atmosphere, highquality comfort and a melange of traditional and modern hospitality, The DoubleTree by Hilton Pune-Chinchwad is a full service hotel belonging to Hilton worldwide. The key factor was to design an outlet, which will attract the local patrons as well. Taking advantage of the architectural design and utilising space to its optimum was the main criteria while going back to the drawing board. / Read More

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Inarc Design Hong Kong Ltd achieve Shortlist success for the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014 Inarc Design Hong Kong Ltd have been successfully Shortlisted in the Retail category for the International Design and Architecture Awards 2014 with their project ‘The Levade, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Beijing Clubhouse’. “Our Client for this project was The Hong Kong Jockey Club, one of the most recognised brand names in Hong Kong and throughout Asia as well as being in the top ranks of international horse racing events.” The Client’s Brief required the complete demolition of an existing art gallery venue which was located in the basement of the clubhouse. The Client’s vision was to relocate the existing Levade retail outlet from the ground floor to the basement floor and to re-develop this designated basement area of approximately 180 square metres into a new quality retail outlet to service the daily needs of the members and their guests.

On arrival, members can immediately see the overall extent of the interior of this retail outlet and are led through a series of framed spaces that display the diverse range of the Club’s branded merchandise including jewellery, watches, handbags, and apparel and household accessories. In order to minimise the potential clash of colours that could develop between the diverse range of the Club’s branded merchandise and a new modern retail interior, we decided to use a neutral, classic palette of colours consisting of black, off-white and several tones of beige and cream. This design approach then allowed considerable flexibility for the retail staff to display the arrangements of their various coloured merchandise.The combined design effect is a series of multi-layered, semitransparent cabinets and screens that provide members with ‘pockets’ of privacy in which to inspect the various display items while at the same time still providing views throughout this unique retail space. Read More

Rottet Studio are Shortlisted for the Hotel Design Award – North & South America Rottet Studio have been successfully shortlisted in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 with their renovation of the Loews Regency Hotel in Midtown Manhattan competing for the Hotel Design Award – North & South America. The goal was to keep the hotel’s pleasant, happy vibe while adding a layer of sophistication reminiscent of classic New York. The design is elegant and rich in texture and materials, but light in colour and attitude. A sense of Park Avenue glamour is echoed throughout the entirety of the hotel, from the high gloss Fluted Kinon and stone reception desk to the back painted glass and stainless vanity in the bathrooms. Signature features include the limestone and Tiger beige marble walls, the faceted wall behind the rich tortoise shell reception desk, and the custom-designed chandeliers suspended from the recessed ceiling. Read More

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Further Shortlist Success for Jean-Marc Eynaud Architects in the IH&P Awards 2014 Jean-Marc Eynaud Architects have achieved further shortlist success in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014. The Prince Maurice Hotel in Mauritius has been shortlisted for the ‘Hotel 50-200 rooms’ Award. Exclusive 5 star resort hotel blending in a unique tropical setting with large beach frontages and inner mangrove lagoons. The hotel had to be laid out to make maximum use of the unique features of a site with large

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beach frontages and inner lagoons with protected mangroves. The main building had to be designed with a very strong visual axis to give a prestigious look to the whole set up. The design of the entrance creates a strong sense of arrival to the guests. The long walk from the drop off to the main Hall with spectacular view over the infinity pool and onto the sea flanked by reflecting pools creates a unique atmosphere. The main Hall, Restaurant and Bars are laid out in a U shape around the main pool. The extensive use of water features and natural materials such as stone, timber, granite & thatch give the building a strong tropical atmosphere well adapted to Mauritius. The accommodation consists of 76 Junior Suites, 12 villas and a Princely Suite.

Some of the suites are built on stilts on the lagoon around the protected mangroves while others on the beach front. The villas have been designed with their own private pool & outside bath tub. The princely suite consists of 2 junior suites and one senior suite villa with a central courtyard, outside Living Room and 2 swimming pools. A ‘Spa’ is designed around a central courtyard with spacious treatment rooms with their own private courtyards. The facilities also include a gymnasium, squash court and sauna as well as a Kid’s Club. Read More

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5 Minutes with Kunihide Oshinomi Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) I have long worked as an in-house architect of large Japanese construction company and designed many sky scrapers, corporate and educational buildings, but on the other hand ran private studio for designing furniture and interiors.

What projects are you currently working on? Fit out project of a large condominium interior including from landscape to furniture design in Taipei. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months? I have to successfully complete that project.

How would you describe your personal interior design style?

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself:

It might be a modern interior architecture extended from an architectural concept.

Your most treasured possession?

Where does your design inspiration come from? All kinds of phenomena occurring now and then.

Great art work of Frank Stella Your favourite holiday destination? Kyoto or Hakone in Japan Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar?

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?

Name: Kunihide Oshinomi Company: k/o design studio Position within company: President & Architect Website:

Design might be obliged to contribute to make a better human environment rather than past. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2014 and beyond Sustainability, Global significance, Daily necessity, Sense of humour, Break through If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be? Interior design means to wrap up a people so closely rather than architecture, so it should be more humane. How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement? It’s a great contribution.

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Hotel Kamp in Helsinki, Four seasons Hotel in Lisbon, Tawaraya Ryokan in Kyoto and Bali Conrad Hotel QuestionYour favourite book/ film/ song? The book of Chritian Liaigre Your favourite food and drink? Japanese Kaiseki Bento and Veuve Clicquot Your favourite way to spend an afternoon? Relaxing in Eames lounge chair while listening jazz vocal from B/O audio after taking a workout at gym. If you weren’t a designer, what would you be? Doctor Read the full interview at:

Dyer Grimes Architects – Design From The Inside Out A boutique London practice offering a rare blend of practical experience and creative design flair. | +44 (0) 20 3740 7597 | @designetal

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