Announcing the Lookbox Design Awards shortlist for Excellence in Innovation

See which home projects have been shortlisted to compete for the Excellence in Innovation award at the upcoming LBDA.

  • Announcing the Lookbox Design Awards shortlist for Excellence in Innovation

Text by Louisa Clare Lim

Following the shortlist announcement for Most Dramatic Transformation, we’re proud to announce the six projects that are in the running to be awarded “Excellence in Innovation” in the Lookbox Design Awards 2017. Find out which will take home the gold at the main awards event, which will be held on 14 December – get your tickets now!

These are the projects our international judging panel has picked as some of the most interesting spaces featuring unconventional and innovative design solutions.



1) Project name: Moving Walls
Project type: 4-room HDB BTO flat
Firm: asolidplan

About the project: In this flat, moving habitable walls addresses the issue of how space can be augmented within its limited physical confines.



2) Project name: A Scandi-like Apartment with Wooden Louvred Windows
Project type: 4-room HDB flat
Firm: Artistroom

About the project: This home was designed to be simple and functional, with light wood tones. It features veneered louvred windows along the living and dining areas that can be swung open, folded and adjusted for shade, ventilation and privacy. This treatment gives the space a Scandinavian-style aesthetic, while allowing the homeowners to do away with curtains.



3) Project name: Ply House
Project type: Terrace house

About the project: The external facade of this house has been conceived as an ultra-modern architectural shell, formed by hand with 100-year-old clay bricks reclaimed from demolished Chinese villages. This veil around the house created a virtually wall-less living space on the ground, while forming a shield from the harsh external environment for the private spaces above.




4) Project name: Squaring a Triangle
Project type: 2-bedroom HDB flat
Firm: asolidplan

About the project: The bachelor client wanted a party home that feels large, despite the existing odd-shaped layout with a 45-degree diagonal front wall facing the common corridor. The designers “squared” the restrictive slanted wall by reorienting the living area’s layout and introducing mirrors. The well executed use of multiple mechanisms allowed for concealed panels for storage, the TV and access to the kitchen.


Watch this space for more shortlist updates. 

In the meantime, get your tickets to the highly anticipated Lookbox Design Awards 2017 Gala Night here.


Did you miss any of the previous shortlists?

1. Outstanding HDB Flat

2. Outstanding Private Apartment

3. Outstanding Landed Home

4. Best Space for Entertaining

5. Best Space for Retreat

6. Most Dramatic Transformation




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