A Swedish cultural complex, a Mallorca house made up of four white blocks and a renovated Turkish library are among the winners at 2016 World Architecture Festival awards. In the interior design category, a 1950s-style burger restaurant and a monochrome fashion boutique are among the winners at this year’s Inside festival awards.
Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab designed this house on the Spanish island of Mallorca as a series of white blocks, all oriented towards different viewpoints. Large windows offering views to suit the activities taking place in each block. The living-cum-dining room overlooks the sea, the kitchen points to the vegetable patch, and the bedrooms face the more private garden.
This Paris block contains six floors of apartments – three per floor – and every home boasts rooms orientated to face out to the street. The building has a shimmering facade of anodised aluminium, and a facade that steps back to create balconies.
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Floating Fields, Shenzhen, China, by Thomas Chung
Aiming to bring agriculture back to Shenzhen’s bay, Thomas Chung has created a huge floating field that brings together ducks, fish, aquaponics, algae cultivation and water filtering. The floating, plant-filled boxes create a new ecosystem in a former flour mill.
This monochrome fashion boutique has a black box at its centre, marking the location of a staircase connecting the two floors. Other details in the warehouse-like space include fan-shaped handrails, bespoke furniture elements and large mirrors.
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Rachel’s Burger, Shanghai, China, by Neri&Hu
Neri&Hu used bold tiles and stainless steel counter to make this Shanghai restaurant feel like a retro American diner. Envisaged as “a porous space”, the diner has an angular roof that projects over glazed walls, which can be completely folded away. Other details include custom lighting fittings and communal tables with pivoting benches.
This adaptive reuse project involved transforming the ground floor of a heritage building in Sydney into a series of 22 work suites.Walls are lined with timber, while new materials including tan leather, stone and brass help to differentiate between the new and old sections of the interior.
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