Key Dates

20 July 2023 - Launch Deadline
21 September 2023 - Standard Deadline
7 December 2023 - Extended Deadline
15 December 2023 - Judging
10 January - Winners Announced


Project Overview

In today’s fast-paced world, many people desire a peaceful space to escape from work and connect with nature to unwind. The owner of this project had a similar vision and wanted a place where they could completely relax and forget about the stresses of their job. The designer chose a neutral color palette to create a tranquil and serene environment and incorporated natural, antique wood, and stone materials. The result was a warm and inviting wabi-sabi-style home that embodied the simplicity and beauty of nature. Since the project involved renovating an old house, the design and construction process included breaking down the existing structure and addressing various issues with the building. The ultimate goal was to construct a beautiful, comfortable, healthy, and multi-functional home to meet the owner's vision and exceed their expectations.





Project Brief

When designing a space, it is crucial to prioritize its functionality over its aesthetics. The designer and the owner should have detailed discussions to determine the optimal layout, function, and scale of storage to achieve the perfect balance of the space. The lines of the area should be simple and clean, and the lighting should be carefully chosen to create a visually stunning, dynamic, and peaceful effect. The proportions of the lines should be skillfully balanced to ensure that the space appears spacious and grand, yet still inviting and comfortable.

Project Innovation/Need

The interior designer has artfully created a vast, open layout for the common living area by seamlessly integrating the living room, dining area, and kitchen space. As a result, a spacious, welcoming environment has been created that is perfect for the homeowner's daily activities and entertaining guests. The cleverly designed L-shaped windows offer a stunning view and allow ample natural light to pour in, illuminating the dining area and the entire public space. The rounded design of the beams spanning the room creates a sense of comfort and airiness, eliminating any feeling of confinement. The kitchen island is thoughtfully connected to the dining table and provides a versatile space that can be used for various activities such as meal preparation dining, or as a workspace, catering to the homeowner's diverse needs.

Design Challenge

Upon entering the private living area, one will immediately notice the cleverly designed concealed door that blends seamlessly with the TV wall, providing a clean and uncluttered view of the space. The bedroom boasts a warm color scheme that creates a peaceful and cozy atmosphere, perfect for a comfortable and restful experience. The air-conditioning unit is suspended and concealed, and features a circular design that adds to its aesthetic appeal while avoiding the traditional bulky look of air-conditioning equipment. Additionally, a spacious dressing room has been provided to meet the homeowner's needs for storing a large number of clothes. The room is also equipped with windows that allow ample natural light to enter, ensuring that the space remains bright and welcoming even when the lights are turned off.


This residential design focuses not only on aesthetics and practicality but also on environmental sustainability. The main space includes external windows to reduce the use of artificial lighting during the day. Highly efficient LED lighting is also used to significantly reduce energy consumption and achieve energy savings and carbon reduction. Furthermore, the entire room is painted with "Lotos", a material that is based on the concept of recycling and reuse. It transforms reservoir sludge into a renewable material that can be recycled, thus providing the public with more decoration options while creating opportunities for natural sustainability. Overall, this design emphasizes the importance of sustainability in every aspect.

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