5 key tasks by inside designer and Dezeen Awards China choose Alex Mok

Shanghai-based inside designer Alex Mok has joined Dezeen Awards China 2023 as a choose. Right here she selects 5 tasks that finest replicate her work.

Mok and Briar Hickling are the co-founders of structure and inside design follow Linehouse. The feminine duo’s work has been recognised internationally and gained a lot of worldwide design awards, together with Rising inside designers of the tear at Dezeen Awards 2019.

“Linehouse’s method is purposeful, creating poetic ideas by way of analysis of cultural, city and historic contexts that reply to this system, website and performance,” Mok advised Dezeen.

“Every venture has a powerful narrative, a deal with craft and distinctive spatial expertise with a dynamic intersection between disciplines,” she continued.

Presently, Mok is engaged on resort tasks in Hangzhou and Hong Kong, a meals market in Shanghai, and a collection of retail tasks in Bangkok.

Alex Mok amongst Dezeen Awards China 2023 judges

Dezeen Awards China 2023 launched in June in partnership with Bentley Motors. It’s the first regional version of Dezeen Awards, celebrating the perfect structure, interiors and design in China.

We’ve introduced 10 out of the 15 Dezeen Awards China judges, together with architects Ma Yansong and Rossana Hu, furnishings designer Frank Chou and inside designer Andre Fu, who might be becoming a member of Mok on the inside design judging panel.

Entries shut on Thursday 24 August. Submit your entry earlier than midnight Beijing time on 24 August to keep away from late entry charges.

Learn on to seek out Mok’s views on the 5 tasks that finest symbolize her work.

Picture is by Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Wework Weihai Street, Shanghai, 2016

“Linehouse labored with Wework in 2016 to create their headquarters in a spectacular flip of the century brick constructing in Shanghai. Linehouse celebrated the grandeur of the previous opium manufacturing facility and artist residence, encapsulating the sensation of a grand resort, transporting visitors and members on an surprising journey of caprice, voyeurism and festivity.

“The heritage facade surrounds the central atrium. A curved terrazzo tray was inserted to outline the area, and pastel diagonal strips in blue, inexperienced, pink and gray wrap the ground and wall, making a hardscape carpet.

“A bespoke lighting set up is suspended within the triple-height area. A brand new sculptural staircase was inserted to attach all three ranges of the principle public areas.”

Dezeen Awards China 2023 judge Alex Mok interior project
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Tingtai Teahouse, Shanghai, 2018

“Tingtai Teahouse was accomplished in 2018 in a former manufacturing facility area and artwork gallery in Shanghai’s Moganshan Street artwork district. We stripped the area fully to disclose the gorgeous patina of the unique manufacturing facility with concrete beams and columns in addition to the brick partitions.

“The teahouses are fashionable architectural responses to the uncooked manufacturing facility inside. They learn as singular insertions that distinction with the tough brick and concrete inside and replicate the environment. The higher rooms specifically have robust relationships with the present constructing in the way in which they connect with the unique clerestory home windows.

“With every of those rooms bookended with full-height glazing, visitors develop into spectators to the actions under. Every room has a unique roofline, which varieties fashionable architectural puzzle areas the place tea drinkers can take pleasure in this age previous drink with a brand new perspective. “

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Dezeen Awards China 2023 judge Alex Mok interior project
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Coast, Shanghai, 2022

“The Coast restaurant in Shanghai remembers a deep reference to coastal components and Mediterranean soul. Linehouse remodeled a three-storey constructing right into a vertical journey of refined rusticity.

“Colors and supplies throughout the three flooring change, telling totally different elements of the story. Inexperienced earthy tones on the bottom flooring hyperlink the backyard to the open cafe area, whereas the purple fireplace tones on the primary flooring replicate the eating room centred on the parrilla grill. On the second flooring black yakisugi wooden contrasts towards the whitewashed flanked stone partitions and the present conventional timber trussed ceiling.”

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Dezeen Awards China 2023 judge Alex Mok interior project
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Central World, Bangkok, 2023

“Central World is our largest architectural venture thus far; a renovation venture of an current purchasing centre known as Isetan in Bangkok. Linehouse was commissioned to design the outside facade and 7 flooring of retail area together with a meals court docket.

“The venture was situated in an space as soon as plentiful in lily pads. Linehouse examined the stemming, radiating and round profile of the lily pads, translating this right into a spatial narrative of the outside and inside situation.

“The outside is a double-layered, arched facade. The entrance layer was outlined by concrete kind and the again layer rendered in black. The arches stem in numerous heights and widths shifting on the 2 planes, creating attention-grabbing intersections which function as framed views by way of to the inside.

“Linehouse punctuated the arches to permit inexperienced terraces, offering a depth to an in any other case flat elevation, and blurring the exteriors and interiors.”

Dezeen Awards China 2023 judge Alex Mok interior project
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Ying’n Flo, Hong Kong, 2023

“Aiming to interrupt the standard resort narrative of great areas and strict boundaries, Ying’n Flo is a life-style guesthouse for modern-day travellers in Hong Kong.

“The areas had been designed to have a heat, welcoming and acquainted really feel, emphasising performance and high quality. Towards this backdrop of curated simplicity is an fringe of youthful perspective and native context, with vibrant components giving the resort its personal distinctive flavour.”

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Dezeen Awards China 2023

Dezeen Awards China is the primary regional version of Dezeen Awards, to rejoice the perfect structure, interiors and design in China. The annual awards are in partnership with Bentley Motors, as a part of a wider collaboration that can see the model work with Dezeen to help and encourage the subsequent technology of design expertise in China.