BCI Interior Design Awards (IDA) 2024: Tone X Texture calls for Interior Design projects that showcase a masterful command over colour and texture, using them to give a relevant and creative statement to the space. The designs must also contribute to essential matters related to sustainability and provide a positive influence on users.
The three jurors are:
The founder and principal design of BK Studio, Budi Kurniawan is well-known as a passionate designer with projects that are immersed in the rich tapestry of Indonesian folklore. His usage of textures, geometry and patterns are influenced by the amalgamation of Chinese and Indonesian cultures.
He has long been engaged in diverse aspects of design, ranging from architecture, furniture manufacturing to interior contracting and design. His projects span private residences, retail spaces, to high-end luxury residential and hotel designs. Most recently, his project Interstellar was shortlisted at the 2023 World Architecture Festival and was a Merit recipient at BCI Interior Design Awards 2023.
IDr Norshafina Ibrahim
Norshafina co-founded Skala Design Consult Sdn Bhd in 2003 and serves as its CEO as well as being the Deputy President of the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID). She has established Skala Design as a reputable practice that is recognised as one of the leading interior design practices in Malaysia. Specialising in public spaces and institutional design, Skala Design’s portfolio includes some of the most iconic buildings in Malaysia, such as the Parliament House, Kuala Lumpur International Airport 1 and 2, The National Palace, Seri Perdana and high-level administrative offices. Skala Design also has vast experience in corporate and healthcare design.
The office’s work has been recognised with many awards, including the REKA Awards from MIID, International Property Awards and the first Kuala Lumpur Mayor Award for Best Interior Design.
He founded Avoid Obvious Architects in 2012 with offices in New York and Hong Kong. The firm has been pushing sustainable buildings and cities with focus on combining art with Green technology. His projects have won 48 international awards and have been exhibited in 37 cities.
His projects include master planning for World Trade Center in New York, Sheung Wan Fiesta in Hong Kong and various cities design in Canada, China, and India. Vicky founded a volunteering organization and has taught over 6,000 children about sustainable design and architecture. He believes our future will be brighter if children are more equipped with creative and sustainable thinking. He served the AIA Hong Kong Chapter as President 2020. He is serving as chair of Walk DVRC (Des Voeux Road Central) since 2021 to promote a walkable Hong Kong.
The submitted proposals will be selected based on the following equally-weighted (25 per cent each) criteria as explained in the panels, corresponding to the task:
The extent to which the design effectively serves its intended purpose and sets the desired mood/ambience, leading to a positive psychological impact on its users.
The level of artistic excellence in the design tied to the imaginative and unique utilization of materials/objects within the space to bring the design concept to life.
Incorporating inventive solutions enhances the design in alignment with the project’s requirements, encompassing a range of possibilities such as technological tools and novel methodologies.
The measure of environmental consciousness within the design encompasses certified sustainable products, recyclable components, minimal maintenance requirements, and other related factors.
Since launched in mid-September, there is now a month to go until the competition closes for registration and submission on 9 February 2024. Winning entries will be awarded with cash prizes, subscriptions to Construction Plus digital magazine via the app and publication across Construction Plus’ platforms. For more information, visit www.constructionplusasia.com/ida2024/.