Design Industry Weekly News October 11 2013 | Issue 02
DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL AND YACHT DESIGN PROFILED A CLOSER LOOK AT SOME OF THIS WEEKS SHORTLISTED PROJECTS FOR 2014 DESIGN AWARDS
Shortlisted: Kinney Chan & Associates in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 Kinney Chan & Associates have reached the shortlist of the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 in the ‘Restaurant within a Hotel’ category with ‘Café Bord de Mer’. Located in Auberge Discovery Bay, Café bord de Mer reflects an oasis of calm and a dignified lifestyle.
Shortlisted: iki design group in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 iki design group have achieved shortlist success in this year’s International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 in the Hotel over 200 rooms category with their entry, the Adana Sheraton Hotel. Located in Turkey, Adana Sheraton boasts riverside outdoor activities and sets itself as a landmark that is grasped from every part of the city.
With its open-plan layout, interactive cooking stations and timber finishes, Café bord de Mer reflects a relaxed lifestyle. The fulllength windows invite sunlight to stream into the restaurant, creating an airy, light-filled environment, and rewarding guests with panoramic views over the South China Sea. This luxurious restaurant provides a mixture of holiday style and relaxed coastal atmosphere that is difficult to come by in a busy city. It is indeed a wonderful escape from the reality. www.kca.com.hk
The brief put a particular emphasis on the architectural identity of the hotel building and asked for a dynamic and distinctive character with a solid and sober outlook. Adana Sheraton emerges as an urban curtain and animates the riverside with its dramatic outlook representing the fluidity of water. The gradual rising of the building regulates the scale and helps not to oppress the riverside where human scale is essential. Adana Sheraton differs itself with its vivid design and enriches the architectural settings of Adana while dignifying the riverside. www.ikidg.com
Further Shortlist Success for iki design group in the IH&P Awards 2014 iki design group have once again been shortlisted in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014. Their entry, the Adana Sheraton Hotel in Turkey, has been shortlisted in both the ‘Hotel over 200 rooms’ category and the new ‘Hotel Design Award – Europe’ category. The Sheraton Hotels Chain wanted to develop a significant project in the southern part of Turkey. The city of Adana, with its strategic location and vibrant urban
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lifestyle, has been seen as an attractive and adequate host for this important investment. Appealing to the Eastern Mediterranean region, Adana Sheraton Hotel is likely to strengthen the tourism facilities of the city and set new standards in hotel architecture. The Brief highlighted the issues to be followed in design development stages: integration with urban life, being a regional tourism destination, giving references to Mediterranean life, reflecting the Sheraton Brand standards with highest qualities and contributing to the vision of Adana to be a focal point in the Eastern Mediterranean. www.ikidg.com
Shortlist Success Again For Time & Space London Time & Space London, have been shortlisted again for the Bathroom award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014. The clients approached Time & Space London to create a personal sanctuary environment in their newly built home, as they were unhappy with their existing bathroom space. The build was to be entirely monochrome and exceptionally clean lined. It was therefore critical that any solution met these parameters whilst also creating a unique space in the home.
Shortlist Success For Extex in the International Product Design Awards 2014 Shortlist Success For Extex in the International Product Design Awards 2014 Extex have been successfully shortlisted in the ‘Fabric’ category of the International Product Design Awards 2014. Launched in June 2013 their project ‘Solar’ is a pioneering and stunning glow in the dark fabric with a striking impact. It’s the first luxurious fabric of its kind, designed and manufactured in the UK. Solar is a specially hand printed fabric with a glow-in-thedark effect that appears as a subtle and
Philippe Renaudeau – Weyves Design Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2014 We are delighted to announce that Philippe Renaudeau – Weyves Design have been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, in the Yacht Concept Design over 50 meters category with their project WCH 55.
Creating a personal sanctuary space for the clients was possible due to the large size of the bathroom and it was decided that this should be located with views from the windows of the grounds. Privacy however still needed to be considered and both shower and WC should not be overlooked. Product storage was also critical. The design is impressive with all elements such as the grey glass selected to match in with the rest of the home. Its spatial layout allows for privacy and much more from the space than had we treated it as a ‘bathroom’. The Sanctuary Space gives the client a special space for themselves which, when combined with the drinks and fridge area provides a unique solution to helping them unwind.
sophisticated tone-on-tone patterned fabric by day, transforming into a striking luminescent galaxy at night. The printing ink is a pioneering photo luminescent pigment that features a new type of long after-glow. With a super strong capability, the pigment absorbs solar energy, stores and automatically glows in the dark for several hours after just 5-30 minutes exposure to lights on deck or natural sunlight. Solar is the first Extex fabric to use a new and advanced permanent water, soil and stain repellency treatment applied after printing. Read More
The idea for this project was to come back to the basics of design, respecting the essence of design and finding an adequacy between the shape & function. The entrances of water are fine, demonstrating a reasonable internal volume and moderate displacement. All these elements contribute to make the WCH 55 an original and perennially fashionable ship, while reducing the cost of operation. www.phr-yacht-design.com/
This 55 meter project is a neo-classical yacht inspire by an art-deco style and timeless theme throughout. For those owners looking for a very exclusive experience, they should feel right at home aboard the WCH 55.
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CMB Yachts Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2014 CMB Yachts have been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014 with their yacht M/Y Miracle in the Yacht Concept Design 30-50 metres category. M/Y Miracle will still be the biggest composite yacht to her CMB sisters in Europe, with a length of 47 meters. M/Y Miracle had been designed with an
Jet Aviation Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2014 Jet Aviation Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2014 Jet Aviation has reached the shortlist for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014 with their Timeless concept for a V.I.P. private Boeing 787 aircraft interior. Jet Aviation Design Studio has created a luxurious cabin interior design for a widebody aircraft. They took on a design brief to create a timeless, inspirational, feasible aircraft interior design, that would appeal to a wide market audience. To achieve a visualization of what was possible in terms of design not only today, but also in the future, this eye-catching interior was created, using the additional challenge of the
NISI Yachts Shortlised for the IY&A Awards 2014 NISI Yachts have been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, with their 1700 XPRESSO, demonstrating exceptional performance, styling and speed expectations for a 60-foot flybridge cruiser. The NISI 1700 is a shining example of innovation at it’s best and is the first model to be released in NISI’s XPRESSO series (the 5th model for the company). Recent sea-trials yielded 41-knot top and 33-knot cruise speeds. This design boasts extensive use of carbon fiber, kevlar and advanced acoustic insolation. The NISI 1700 exceeds the highest quality, safety and comfort standards for a yacht in this class. The NISI 1700 is an instant modern classic that exudes charm. Beneath the surface, boasts today’s state-of-the-art technology,
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air of modernity, though still retaining timeless classic features. This new approach of design marked an era for the team and a particular key aspect for them were the wide semi balconies. This concept has been created using a combination of previous generation yachts but also updating the design concept with a more futuristic feel. www.cmbyachts.com
new B787 airframe in which to design. The brief was to visualize the most creative use of space, showing the changing use of private aircraft today. Of importance was to show not only the aesthetic beauty of a private aircraft interior, but to also give particular regard to technically feasible design solutions. The Timeless interior is contemporary, but not modern, taking inspiration from history, yet not being led by it. It benefits from elegant detailing which breaks up the zones, combined with materials of a rareness and richness balanced with those more commonly found in residential spaces. The use of natural materials, especially wood, allow the cabin to come alive, framing key architectural elements, but being lightened by luxury fabrics and leather. Read More
combining outstanding performance with luxury and comfort. Handling is fused with powerful lines — a plumb bow, sparkling stainless steel stanchions and rugged lifelines, crowned by a command deck atop the covered wheelhouse. Enticing features cloak 21st century engineering — the wavepiercing hull, pod propulsion, stabilizers, and the cutting-edge electronics complement casual opulence and legendary styling at its best. The NISI 1700’s most talked-about design element is, “the experience of discovering the perfect beach club”, inspires new interior styles that have awakened a new mindset amongst yacht owners. Casual opulence is delivered with a stylish layout arrangement that highlights NISI’s trademark fusion of indoor and outdoor spaces. Vanishing salon doors blend the aft deck with the main deck, sacrificing neither space nor comfort. Read More
5 Minutes with Alan Waxman Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2013 and beyond...
On the job training. Having achieved record local prices in Fulham by reconfiguring small flats, I went on to source larger un-modernised projects in Notting Hill throughout the late 90’s. In one instance, I reconfigured a 2 bedroom flat into a spacious 1 bedroom and sold again for a record price to actress Sienna Miller.
1. Sustainability – Features built for regular use and long-term 2. Outdoors/indoors – Retractable glass ceilings bring the outdoors, indoors 3. Innovative materials – Raw metals such as copper and ultra-high strength concrete can create wonderful features e.g. fireplaces 4. Dig-down – Maximise ceiling height by lowering floors 5. Timeless – Classic designs never go out of fashion
Subsequently, Landmass was founded to lead the way in imaginative residential design throughout London’s most coveted addresses. How would you describe your personal design style?
Name: Alan Waxman Company: Landmass London Position within company: Managing Director Website: www.landmass.co.uk
Our projects are always characterised by an exceptional use of space and an exquisite quality of interior finish. We focus on the creative introduction of natural light and innovative space planning. There are two distinct types of luxury, the tangible and intangible. We provide for the tangible through the ultimate bespoke experience, truly exclusive to each property. However, with buyers more perceptive than ever, we grab their imagination, by responding to their subconscious mind. They want the intangible, something money cannot buy. We allow a space to express itself through our use of natural light and simplicity in design. Maximising the feeling of well-being, our interiors are elegantly executed; yet do not detract from the space we create. Where does your design inspiration come from? We are inspired by light. Without light, you cannot create space. In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
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Design is embracing every technological advance more than ever, not just in home automation. With innovative electro-chromic glass and ultra-high strength concrete, these developments can revolutionise the way a space appears.
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design, what would it be? Less is more. How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement? Without such awards, Landmass would never have achieved what we have today. Recognition is invaluable with so many in competition. It is the easiest way to differentiate from the others. What projects are you currently working on? Amongst others, our current workload includes 4000ft² and 3500ft² Victorian townhouses in Little Venice and Fulham respectively, a 2200ft² Victorian terraced house in Chelsea and a brand new build house in Notting Hill. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months? Firstly, we hope to source a buyer for our latest development Belgrave Mews North. Over the next 12 months, we would like to acquire a large scale development in Prime Central London along with continuing to expand our client book throughout Prime Central London. Read the full interview at: www.thedesignsoc.com/landmass_london_ interview/
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