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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Interior — Hospitality

2018 Best of Design Award for Interior — Hospitality: Hunan Slurp Designer: New Practice Studio Location: New York For an eatery that features authentic street rice noodles from the Hunan province of China, New Practice wanted to create a dining space that engages with the bustling East Village neighborhood. Hunan Slurp was…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Interior — Retail

2018 Best of Design Award for Interior — Retail: Jack Erwin Flagship Store Designer: MILLIØNS Location: New York For Jack Erwin’s first brick and mortar retail space in Midtown Manhattan, MILLIØNS designed the men’s shoe boutique by employing a series of elements that oscillate between symmetry and asymmetry. The store features a…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Lighting — Outdoor

2018 Best of Design Award winner for Lighting – Outdoor: Spectra, Coachella Designers: NEWSUBSTANCE Location: Indio, California

Spectra was a seven-story temporary installation designed by NEWSUBSTANCE and mounted at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Visitors were able to walk up a spiral ramp to view the fairgrounds from…

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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Interior — Institutional

2018 Best of Design Award for Interior — Institutional: Brooklyn Aozora Gakuen Designer: Inaba Williams Location: Brooklyn, New York Inaba Williams worked with many constraints to design this light-filled preschool. As a cost-saving measure, the Brooklyn Aozora Gakuen leased a property with undesirable conditions. The space is located on a structural transfer…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Interior — Workplace

2018 Best of Design Award for Interior — Workplace: Expensify Headquarters Designer: ZGF Architects Manufacturer: Pure+FreeForm Location: Portland, Oregon Expensify’s new headquarters is lodged in Portland’s National Landmark First National Bank. ZGF Architects collaborated with architectural metal design studio Pure+FreeForm to develop a design concept that reflects the company’s flexible work ethos.…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Commercial — Hospitality

2018 Best of Design Award for Commercial — Hospitality: Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn Designer: Clayton & Little Location: Paso Robles, California Located in West Paso Robles, California, this unassuming agricultural storage facility was constructed using salvaged oil drill stem pipes, WT steel, Douglas Fir plywood, and perforated metal screen panels. Sliding barn…
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2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Commercial — Retail

2018 Best of Design Award for Commercial — Retail: FLEX Designer: LEVER Architecture Location: Portland, Oregon FLEX is a 19,000-square-foot building that can be adapted for various commercial uses. LEVER Architecture developed the design based on an industrial typology that incorporates mass timber structural elements, a distinctive angular frame, and interior mezzanines.…