The winner of the 2018 Platinum A' Design Award is a wood-clad lakeside home that was inspired by the owner's passion for photography. Owned by a commercial photographer, the house consists of two simple platonic forms, one resting on the other, pulled apart to create an aperture to the lake where the view is revealed once you enter the house.
The A' Design awards attract more than 12 000 entries from 200 countries around the world. Entries like the Małopolska Garden of Arts, a cultural center in Poland (below). The centre was awarded the Platinum Award for best design a few years ago in the category for Architecture, Building and Structure Design.
The Centre, by Ingarden & Ewý Architects, sits opposite the public library on a street popular with students. It was the aim of the architects to ensure that it blends in smoothly into the city. The building introduced new spatial order to the old backyards and ruined buildings in the area.
It features a multifunctional hall, which was entered into the outline of the old, 19th-century horse-riding arena, used in the last years of its history as workshops and storage space for the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków, Poland.
Other categories besides architecture include the Good Industrial Design Award, Good Product Design Award, Good Communication Design Award, Good Service Design Award, and Good Fashion Design Award.
The A' Design awards aim to encourages designers around the world to create superior products and projects that benefit society. The awards also aims to create global awareness for good design by promoting the very best design from across the globe.
Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and members of the media. A’ Design Award differentiates itself from other design competitions for their immense focus on promotion and publicity of winners; it is the only design competition for which its results are translated into over 20 languages for true international reach.
The deadline for early entries is on 30 June 2018. The results will be announced on 15 April 2019, where we will also be publishing some of the winners.