Key Dates

14 July 2022 - Launch Deadline
19 October 2022 - Standard Deadline
13 January 2023 - Extended Deadline
17 January 2023 - Judging
9 February 2023 - Winners Announced


Project Overview

The project is named "Wood under the sunshine", and the clients want to enlarge and brighten the 76 square meter space. To fulfil the client's expectations, the designer takes Scandinavian style and minimalist design with pink color flash to create a warm tone. Moreover, the designer integrates the storage into the irregular space, presenting a comfortable residence with fresh aesthetics and function in a streamlined concept. The project is a renovation of an old apartment. Considering the space constraints and the storage needs, the designer extends the wood veneer on the beam to the end of the corridor to divide the living room and dining area. On the other side, the TV wall is made up of a wood grain facade with symmetrical glass windows for a more open view. In the dining room, the space under the beams is combined with white color and light wood grain to form a dining cabinet and other storage cabinets.

Project Commissioner

Suitable Interior Decoration Design

Project Creator

Suitable Interior Decoration Design


Sheng-Fu Yang

Project Brief

The apartment is over 30 years old and has been with the clients through many life stages. Now they find that they need to renovate their home to make it more suitable for their current living habits. The pink wall in the living room shows a sweet and soft image to interpret the emotions of the couple, and two black and white paintings are hung here to add a modern fashion style. Next, the designer extends the desk and storage cabinet along the wall axis to integrate the façade and incorporate multiple functions. On the opposite side, an open dining area is formed, with its walls combined with storage and white with light wood texture to create a warm and harmonious atmosphere. As for the private area, Tiffany blue is applied to the master bedroom wall to create a soft and tranquil resting space. At the same time, the designer beautifies the bed head beam with curved lines and makes good use of the scale between the bed head and the column to put in a delicate dressing table. The transparent glass cabinet and mirror of the dressing table create a visual effect that magnifies the space.

Project Need

Color Flashing Technique
To strike a balance between the proportions of the wood grain and the lighter tones, the designer uses the color flashing technique to create a visual effect in key spaces. For example, the wall behind the sofa in the living room and the bedside facade of the master bedroom is in Morandi colors similar to the wood grain. The pink has a delicate and gentle image, and the green has a fresh and soothing atmosphere, creating a Scandinavian design with personal characteristics.

Functional Configuration
The functional configuration emphasizes maximizing storage capacity to achieve the most efficient use of space in a small apartment. For example, the cabinet behind the TV wall is fixed with a retractable support frame so that the rear façade becomes a storage space to solve the problem of unutilized space behind the TV.

Design Challenge

Due to the small space and the client's need for more functional space to facilitate their lives, the new areas to the original layout challenge the designers' mastery of space. In addition, the large beam in the hallway penetrates the whole space to form an oppressive feeling, so the designer combines the desk with the beam and cuts the desk and the wall cabinets together to create a minimalistic visual effect.


The project is a renovation of an old apartment, representing the clients’ love and cherish of their residence. The designer selects building materials that meet the Green Building Materials label, including low formaldehyde, skin-friendly, and eco-friendly materials and installs energy-saving LED lights for lighting. In addition, the renovation also aims to minimize changes, and the non-modified layout reduces material consumption and carbon emissions. As for lighting and ventilation, the designer keeps the windows of the apartment to allow natural light and breeze to enter the room, and the non-partitioned space can be lit by natural light instead of artificial light.

Open to all international projects this award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors, with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes, aesthetic presentation and functionality. Consideration also given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.  

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