Monthly Archives: August 2012

Latest Residential Interiors projects

Posted on August 30, 2012 by Megan

New projects for the WAN Residential Interiors Award 2012 have been flooding in with only one day left until the competition closes.

Oppenheim Architecture + Design LLP’s La Muna house has caught our eye, with its conscientious use of space and light in relation to nature. The design involved the complete renovation and minor addition to one of the first homes built in the ultra-exclusive enclave of Red Mountain in Aspen, Colorado in the United States of America. Thirty years of haphazard changes to the building had hidden the potential beauty and purity of this house.  The new design restored and enhanced this rustic ski chalet with all its imperfections – homage to the Japanese sensibility of wabi sabi. Now clad in reclaimed regional wood, stone, and weathered steel and copper, the home is intended to make a minimal impact on the natural resources and merge effortlessly with its idyllic surroundings of forest, stream and mountain.

Oppenheim Architecture + Design LLP

Other notable entries have come from KLID (Kris Lin Interior Design) of Hong Kong, China for their Curve house. The overall design concept of the interior is based on the curve as one of the main axis of the design. In order to clearly demonstrate the curve shape, the materials have been kept simple and concise, mainly white-based, and applied as pure materials and colours to emphasise the perfect line of the curves.

Interior designers and architects from around the globe will have their entries seen by a prestigious panel of judges to include, Jane Lawrence, former Director of Conran & Partners, Hatta Byng, Senior Features Editor at House & Garden magazine and Lee Hallmann, Head of Candy & Candy Design.

The projects will also be featured on our website, so that our readership can make their own minds up about the individual entries, with a comprehensive image library available for each interior. To see the latest entries visit the WIN Residential projects page and don’t forget, if you want to enter a project, the competition closes on Friday 31 August!

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Posted on August 24, 2012 by Megan

With only 8 days left to go before the WAN Residential Interiors Award closes, we continue to receive design entries from around the globe. The competition closes on 31 August and with a high calibre of projects entered, it will showcase the best in residential interior design.

The latest entry comes from Phiyona Au-Yeung, director of Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man Architects and Engineers (HK) Ltd. for their arrival hall design at 39 Conduit Road, Hong Kong. The project was part of the upgrading works for the luxury residential building in the Mid-levels area of Hong Kong.

A grand crystal chandelier, dubbed “The Galaxy”, that traverses the ceiling, dominates the reception hall. This epic lighting fixture consists of 773,888 individual Swarovski Crystals, weighs 18,600 kg and spans a length of 38.58m and area of 203.25 sq. m. The crystals are hung in double layers to reflect the glittering light from each other, celebrating the act of arrival with sparkle and glamour.














Other residential entries include Gustave Carlson’s 1860’s Sonoma County California house, a historical restoration project; and the industrial Artist’s House, Beijing by SpActrum Studio, which redefines the living space in response to China’s rapid industrialisation.

Our panel of judges for this year’s award include Jane Lawrence, former Director of Conran & Partners, Hatta Byng, Senior Features Editor at House & Garden magazine and Lee Hallmann, Head of Candy & Candy Design. They will judge competition entries across a number of categories such as single-use / multi-occupancy residential buildings, private and public housing and apartments.

Each new project brings fresh diversity to the competition. You can see all the latest entries on the WIN Residential projects page and enter you own project here.

Good luck!