The definition of interior space has changed since the health crisis deepened its reach into our daily lives. How we look at interior space will never be the same again, not just in terms of function, but also cleanliness and hygiene.
The lockdowns and restrictions have forced us to re-evaluate our relationship with the spaces inside our homes, offices, shops, schools and other facilities. It has called into question how much space one could occupy; how much space is enough and how much space can we live with? It has become increasingly less about the core functionality of one space, but rather the fluidity of functionalities a space can have.
As such, BCI Asia Interior Design Awards (IDA) 2022 would like to call for ID projects based on how well a specific interior space is designed by size.
IDA 2022 asks ID professionals to submit their ID projects by the following three categories:
- SMALL (S): maximum 300 square metres
- MEDIUM (M): between 301 and 1,000 square metres
- LARGE (L): above 1,001 square metres
We are proud to present the nine winners & merits of BCI Asia IDA 2022 competition:
WINNER | SMALL CATEGORY | THAILAND
Dersyn Studio Co., Ltd.
The high-end floating villa aims to conserve natural resources with minimal human interference. It is built with a balloon frame—wood is used as the main material punctuated by steel for a lightweight but solid structure.
MERIT | SMALL CATEGORY | INDONESIA
Bobobox Mitra Indonesia
The design concept of the cabins at Bobocabin by Bobobox Mitra Indonesia is carried out by maximising space by using various facilities and technological experiences. The design is also built with a modular system to overcome the lack of transportation access to the project locations that are far from the city centre.
MERIT | SMALL CATEGORY | INDONESIA
DwellingPals transformed the closed concept of the previous space into one that is more open, spacious and well-illuminated.
WINNER | MEDIUM CATEGORY | VIETNAM
FLAMINGO CÁT BÀ RESORTS
Flamingo Architecture JSC
The design is towards friendliness, in harmony with the local culture, bringing the green into the interior space, covering the 3 outer surfaces with trees, connecting nature and people.
MERIT | MEDIUM CATEGORY | THAILAND
ISB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETARIA
Interior Architecture 103 Co., Ltd.
The design concept is simple, fun and sustainable based on a Scandinavian style to inspire children’s imagination. A neutral tone in beige is applied to the furniture and accessories.
MERIT | MEDIUM CATEGORY | HONG KONG
NORTH POINT CHURCH
New Office Works
Religious spaces or places of worship are often designed to be inspiring and uplifting. For the renovation of this church in Hong Kong, a light and natural material palette was used, with white colour and wood elements dominating the space to realise this objective well.
WINNER| LARGE CATEGORY | MALAYSIA
MENARA HAP SENG 2
Sachi Interior Design
Setting this commercial building apart from the other more conventional ones within the city centre, its interior design concept derived its inspiration from nature—it mimics the way greenery flourishes in natural environs—creating a sense of serenity and a liveliness within the man-made walls.
MERIT | LARGE CATEGORY | CHINA/HONG KONG
SEAZEN SUZHOU WUYUE PLAZA
Placemaking is strongly evident in the design process and final outcome of the top floor in this retail space. Located at the sixth level, the top floor is a modern interpretation of the street life and waterway landscapes of Pinjiang Road, a traditional and iconic retail old street with historical significance to the city.
MERIT | LARGE CATEGORY | VIETNAM
The house is designed for a family of 3 generations with many differences in lifestyle. The grandparents are used to the traditional Vietnamese way of life, while the couple and their children are used to the modern Western lifestyle.