Singapore Hosts Inside Festival 2013

24. October 2013

Earlier this month, Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel hosted the INSIDE Festival – an awards program specific to interior design for which around 400 projects from around the globe were submitted under 17 categories like culture, civic & community, house, museum, schools, hotel/leisure etc.

Sadly I missed this exciting festival hosted by my previous home city of 8 years this year. Hopefully I’ll be there to soak in all the award ceremonies, lectures by architects/designers and exhibitions in future! For now, I’ve sifted through tons of shortlisted interiors to bring you these highlights:

1. Fai-Fah is a community center where underprivileged children can take part in creative activities and workshops as a means of self-development:

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Fai-Fah, Bangkok. Designed by Spark Architects. [Image via Contemporist.com]

 

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Fai-Fah, Bangkok. Designed by Spark Architects. [Image via Contemporist.com]

 

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Fai-Fah, Bangkok. Designed by Spark Architects. [Image via Contemporist.com]

 

2. Carrer Avinyo 34 is the winning entry of this year’s INSIDE festival. Located in Barcelona, it’s a holiday home for two brothers. The highlight of the design are the triangular floor tiles (made of 25 different designs!) which gradually change colors from red to green:

Carrer Avinyo 34, Barcelona [Image via Dezeen.com]

Carrer Avinyo 34, Barcelona. Designed by David Kohn Architects [Image via Dezeen.com]

 

Carrer Avinyo 34, Barcelona [Image via Dezeen.com]

Carrer Avinyo 34, Barcelona. Designed by David Kohn Architects [Image via Dezeen.com]

 

3. This Auckland Art Gallery is a reflection of the natural landscape around the site. I really like the canopies covered with wood from recycled trees which float above the space:

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Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand. Designed by Frances-Jones Morehen Thorp [Image via Dezeen.com]

 

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Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand. Designed by Frances-Jones Morehen Thorp [Image via Dezeen.com]

 

4. The Crumpler store at Prahan, Australia is a canvas of monochromatic finishes where the products stand out illuminated by a 3 dimensional grid of lights:

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Crumpler Prahan, Australia, Designed by Russell & George [Image via idea-awards.com.au]

 

5. Located in the tropical city of Singapore, the Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a pleasant departure from the city’s largely homogeneous skyline. The dramatic undulating layers of pre-cast concrete seamlessly flow into the interiors too. Reminds me of the amazing sandstone rock forms I saw in Utah!

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Parkroyal Hotel, Singapore. Designed by WOHA Architects [Image via designboom.com]

 

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Parkroyal Hotel, Singapore. Designed by WOHA Architects [Image via designboom.com]

 

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Parkroyal Hotel, Singapore. Designed by WOHA Architects [Image via designboom.com]

 

6. Of all their locations, the new Google office in Japan has got to be the most tolerable in terms of design. I’m happy to see some of that minimalist Japanese aesthetic and culture instead of the usual kaleidoscope of colors and shapes:

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Google Japan, Designed by Klein Dytham Architecture [image via Dezeen.com]

 

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Google Japan, Designed by Klein Dytham Architecture [image via Dezeen.com]

 

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Google Japan, Designed by Klein Dytham Architecture [image via Dezeen.com]

 

7. The Wanangkura Stadium is an impressive recreational facility situated in western Australia, a region with extreme climatic conditions and red soil. The facade made of colored cubes contrasts the surrounding tangerine landscape and represents colors of the local team. The building’s textured facade gives a mirage-like appearance from a distance:

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Wanangkura Stadium, Australia. Designed by ARM architecture [Image via designboom.com]

 

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Wanangkura Stadium, Australia. Designed by ARM architecture [Image via designboom.com]

 

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Wanangkura Stadium, Australia. Designed by ARM architecture [Image via designboom.com]

I’m already excited to see next year’s entries. Tell me about your favorites in the comments below!

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