Exhibit / Installation
Best of Year 2009 Winner: CL3 Architects Limited
Best of Year -- Interior Design, 12/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Best of Year Winner, Exhibit/Installation: CL3 Architects Limited: Illegal Structure, Hong Kong
In a constant quest to expand cramped quarters, many Hong Kong residents quietly tack on a balcony, build an extra room on the roof, or wedge in a mezzanine. Managing director William Lim addressed those illegal interventions with an installation at Tang Contemporary Art during the annual Hong Kong Arts Festival. The three-part procession began with Illegal Entry, a tunnel mirrored like a fun house. At the far end, a door opened to Showflat, a multilevel apartment built from open-sided wooden boxes, one apiece for sleeping, bathing, and gathering. Exit, another mirrored room, contained a clock.
Best of Year Merit Awards, Exhibit/Installation
IwamotoScott Architecture with Buro Happold Engineers: Voussoir Cloud, Sci-Arc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Voussoirs, the wedges in a traditional arch, are usually stone, but these versions—used to build 14 vaults in a gallery at SCI-Arc—were paper-thin laminated wood.
J. Mayer H. Architects: Level Green - The Concept of Sustainability, Autostadt Wolfsburg, Germany
The recycling symbol for plastic and the connectivity of the Internet merge in the steel-reinforced painted MDF form of a permanent installation at Volkswagen's Autostadt visitor center.
Joey Ho Design Limited: City Kiss, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation's school photography program, Through Our Eyes, yielded the images displayed at a shopping plaza as backlit "windows" in "high-rises" clad in plastic laminate.