A' Design Awards & Competition 2013 Winners
by Harry / April 15, 2013
This sponsored post is brought to you by A' Design Award and Competition. And the winners are... MOCO LOCO selected 15 favorites from this year's inspiring line-up of Silver, Golden and Platinum A' Design Award winners in a total of 80 design categories (you can see all winners here).


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Golden Moon Public Event Space by Laboratory For Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. Platinum A' Design Award Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design, 2013. The Chinese lantern reimagined as temporary event space: a lightweight steel geodesic dome, married with bamboo and translucent fabric.

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Mop House Private Residence by Agi Architects. Platinum A' Design Award Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design, 2013. A forward-thinking family home in Kuwait City, designed for easy division into two, complete with separate entrances, when the children grow up.

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Studio Photographic Studio by Mariana Simas. Golden A' Design Award Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design, 2013. Open, flexible, easily transformed, this studio space is fronted with a recessed aluminum gate that seamlessly integrates the interior with the gardens and urban square immediately outdoors.

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Volcanic Residence by Stella and Pieros Pieris. Silver A' Design Award Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design, 2013. On the Greek island of Santorini, a home that sculpturally expresses its location near an active underwater volcano, representing the effects of thick layers of volcanic lava and the intensity of strong winds.

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Secret House Private Residence by Agi Architects. Silver A' Design Award Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design, 2013. Closely slotted between neighboring houses, the exterior of this home is subtle, private, unassuming, while inside, barriers are stripped down and the volume opens up.

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Redefinition Creative Remodelling by Helen Brasinika. Silver A' Design Award Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design, 2013. A mountain retreat remade without typical rustic elements, yet fully grounded in place, was built entirely on site, using basic materials like metal, pine wood and stone.

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House of The Future Multifunctional Portable House by Betina Gomes. Silver A' Design Award Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design, 2013. High tech, sustainable and green, a movable home that reconfigures into multiple interior configurations at the touch of a button (or networked remote control).

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Ali Di Luna (Moon's Wings) Rocking Chair by Stefania Vola. Dreamy, magical, a rocking chair inspired by wings and the crescent moon, in tubular metal and alcantara. Platinum A' Design Award Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design, 2013.

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Deepe Table Decoration Piggy Bank by Zoltan Madosfalvi. Golden A' Design Award Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design, 2013. The humble piggy bank given a luxury makeover in diamond-faceted porcelain.

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C1 Credenza by Marcus Friesl. Golden A' Design Award Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design, 2013. Embodying the technology lessons learned over many projects, the credenza's thin metal shell with self-supported cross plates gives the appearance of a surface elegantly floating in space.

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Méo Shelf by Olivier Desrochers. Golden A' Design Award Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design, 2013. A joyful and whimsical expression of modular shelving: inspired by scaffolding and Quebec songwriting duo, the Jérolas, named after a song from the 1960s, made from solid oak and brightly colored steel.

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Drilling Stool by Christian Kim. Golden A' Design Award Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design, 2013. With economy of manufacturing effort in mind, this three-legged stool is assembled from three identical aluminum sections.

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Kagome Stool by Shinn Asano. Golden A' Design Award Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design, 2013. Honoring Japanese craft, turning 2D lines into 3D forms, a stool in steel, created with 18 right angle triangles: viewed from above, it forms the traditional kagome moyou Japanese craft pattern.

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House Residential House by Mariana Simas. Platinum A' Design Award Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design, 2013. Strikingly geometric, that expresses the perfect cube in concrete and perforated metal, with built-in furniture, and a palette based on white, offset with richly textured, earthy hues.

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Downtown Penthouse Private Residence by Cecconi Simone. Golden A' Design Award Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design, 2013. The penthouse revisted: an entire condominium floor in Toronto, luxuriousl styled to balance public and private functions, and serve as a showcase for the empty-nester couple's art collection.

Enter now for 2014.

Designers! You can enter next year's A' Design Awards & Competition 2014 now, with great fee discounts this month only, during the Earliest Bird period, April 27-30.

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