The SOURCE Design Awards 2020 was launched to recognise and salute key players in the sectors we cover.

Celebrating regional talent and the importance of design in today’s culture and industry, all projects and products which had been featured
in past issues of The SOURCE from 2018-2019 were automatically included.

Winners were selected by public vote across our website and social media platforms.

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H Queen’s
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Integrated E-Sports Stadium
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OPod Tube Housing
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Parc Central
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Terminal 4, Changi Airport

H Queen’s

Location: Hong Kong
Client: Henderson Land Development
Architecture: CL3 ||
Project leader: William Lim
Design team: William Lim, Clinton Tsoi

H Queen’s is the world’s first vertical high-rise, purpose-built art gallery and lifestyle building. With a 4.65m floor-to-floor height, extra floor loading capability and the ability to hoist artwork using a lifting crane installed on the roof, the structure caters specifically to the burgeoning art market.

A 3m x 4.5m opening can be created on each floor via a custom-designed sliding curtain wall system, which also lets in natural ventilation if desired. The building uses only low-e glass, which is both highly energy-efficient while blocking UV rays, thereby helping protect the artwork.

Integrated E-Sports Stadium

Location: Zhongxian, ChongQing, China
Client: ChongQing Tongwang
Investment Development
Architecture: BARRIE HO Architecture ||
Project leader: Barrie Ho
Design team: Angie Pi, Solomon Au, Rex Cheuk

The Integrated E-Sports Stadium was conceived as a pair of ‘flying keyboards’, and is a manifestation of re-interpreting stadium architecture into a new building typology dubbed ‘Imbalanced Tension’.

The two wings, which symbolise two parties engaged in competition, are based on an inverse yin-yang symbol which reflect the energy flow of events taking place in the stadium.

The design aims to break through conventional geometry, embracing the idea of designing spaces to be dynamic, with circulation flow designed to foster new experiences through the concourses, cafeteria, souvenir shops and related ancillary facilities.

OPod Tube Housing

Location: Hong Kong
Client: Undisclosed
Architecture: James Law Cybertecture ||
Project leader: James Law

The OPod Tube House is an experimental, low-cost, micro-living housing unit designed to ease Hong Kong’s affordable housing problems.

Constructed out of low-cost and readily available 2.5m diameter concrete water pipe, the design ultilises the strong concrete structure to house a micro-living apartment for one/two persons with fully kitted out living, cooking and bathroom spaces inside, measuring 140 sq-ft.

Each OPod Tube House is equipped with smart phone locks for online access, as well as space-saving furniture that maximises the space inside. OPod Tube Houses can be stacked to create a low-rise building and a modular community in a short time, and can also be located or relocated to different sites in the city.

Parc Central

Location: Guangzhou, China
Client: Sun Hung Kai Properties and Guangzhou New Central Axis Construction
Architecture: Benoy ||

With its impressive atrium and bold design, Parc Central is a truly unique lifestyle destination. Curving around an array of green spaces and set against an urban backdrop, the 110,000 sq-m mixed-use development comprises shopping, entertainment and dining facilities with sustainability at its core.

A blend of indoor and outdoor spaces complement the contemporary setting, providing local and international business professionals and the whole community with more points of discovery, all in the heart of Guangzhou’s new central business district.

Terminal 4, Changi Airport

Location: Singapore
Client: Changi Airport Group
Architecture: Benoy ||

Accommodating up to 16 million passengers a year, Changi Airport’s Terminal 4 is a stunning development that redefines the travel experience. Tasked with designing a large-scale, modern terminal that could cater to millions of passengers, Benoy had to develop exciting facilities and visually attractive interiors, while considering all logistical aspects.

The impressive Central Galleria is the focal point, a space which links departure, check-in, arrival and transit areas for a functional, fluid thoroughfare, while vibrant skylight lanterns and landscaped gardens take inspiration from Singapore’s rich tapestry of urbanism and nature.

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10 Degree Home
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Costa Smeralda Villas
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Happy Valley Residence
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Headland House
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Sophie Ashby Collection

10 Degree Home

Design company: TOWOdesign ||
Designers: He Mu, Zhang Qian
Photography: TOWOdesign

Faced with a site measuring just 40 square metres, TOWOdesign co-founders He Mu and Zhang Qian somehow had to squeeze in all the requisite amenities and functions of a home, from living, dining and storage to sleeping, cooking and bathing for their clients.

For He and Zhang, the challenge of every project they take on is to locate and embody the value of the available space. Using the simplest rules possible, spatial purpose and functions are carefully considered and then optimised, sometimes in the most unexpected of ways.

At this compact residence, set in the centre of the sprawling city where land and space are equally limited, their response was to design ‘function boxes’ within the space for the bedroom and bathroom, with the spaces around and between designated as ‘activity areas’.

The apartment thus transformed into a continuous space surrounding the boxes, with the vibrant yellow kitchen cabinets creating a central focal point. However, it soon became apparent to TOWOdesign that while the boxes solved certain problems, they also created a new one — that of interrupting the flow of the space and blocking sightlines.

The solution devised by He and Zhang was to rotate the positioning of all the functional boxes by 10 degrees. This seemingly minor adjustment had a dramatic impact, not only releasing the spatial flow but also extending the space dramatically.

Costa Smeralda Villas

Design firm: Ferdinando Fagnola + PAT. architetti associati
Design team: Luca Rocca, Jacopo Testa, Francesca Thiébat, Andrea Veglia, Benedetta Veglia)
Collaborators: Nicolò Radicioni, Alice Ferro, Carlo Frascarolo, Eduardo Simolo, Giulia Fausone
Photographer: Pino dell’Aquila

Back in the 1970s, architects Ferdinando Fagnola and Gianni Francione conceived a project in which a complex of villas were built overlooking the northeast coast of Sardinia in Italy. The unstructured yet rigorous volumes slit the ground like wedges, generating an open series of relationships and spaces.

The recent renovation was designed by Fagnola himself together with PAT. studio, as a new owner purchased three of the five original units in 2011, thus making it possible to to regroup the architectural organism initially conceived. Additional volumes have been made possible by the Piano Casa1, and new recreational and sport-related functions have guided the programme.

The reunification of the distinct properties into a single integrated work was the driving theme of the project, designed for the use of a large extended family consisting of a couple with five children and their numerous guests. This had a decisive impact on landscape design, which involved a great deal of work on removing boundaries and sewing paths.

“The playful function of a house by the sea convinced me to design an open architecture, broken up into many volumes, which in turn composed many empty spaces: a central open area, multi-purpose, around which are distributed the main functions and many other small closed spaces, but in the open air,” says Fagnola.

Happy Valley Residence

Design company: Lim + Lu ||
Designers: Elaine Lu, Vincent Lim
Photographer: Nirut Benjabanpot

Noted for their ethos of flexibility and practicality, Lim+Lu brought a breath of fresh air to a 1,200 sq-ft apartment located near Hong Kong’s famed Happy Valley Racecourse.

Reflecting the firm’s versatile and colourful design aesthetic, the apartment’s transformation alludes to a flexible living environment that reflects the versatility required by modern day living.

The first step was to rethink the way that space was allocated within the apartment. Hong Kong is renowned for its urban density, and this has led to the creation of ever-smaller residences and cramped layouts as developers seek to squeeze as much as they can into every available square foot of space.

Lim+Lu responded to the challenges by removing and restructuring the walls within the space; the resulting interior is strategically designed to appear more expansive. By replacing the walls that had compartmentalised the apartment with glass and steel sliding doors, natural light is now able to pass through from room to room, flooding the newly reconfigured dwelling.

An inter-disciplinary architectural design practice founded in New York City, Lim + Lu was founded by Elaine Lu and Vincent Lim. Currently based in Hong Kong, the practice’s designs are inspired by simple vignettes from everyday life.

Working with clients around the world providing architecture, interior, graphic, furniture and product design services, the pair focus on individualisation in every piece 
and project.

Headland House

Architecture: Atelier Andy Carson ||
Lead architect: Andy Carson
Project team: Tom Potter, Catherine Bailey-Smith, Alvin Tsang
Photographer: Michael Nicholson

Perched on a sprawling coastal site overlooking Werri Beach in New South Wales, Australia, this new home designed by Atelier Andy Carson is a sanctuary from its harsh surrounds.

The 150-acre property has sweeping views over both green pastures and paddocks on one side, and rugged coastal cliffs and ocean on the other. Here, architect Andy Carson conceived Headland House, a four bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom main home consisting of three linked pavilions.

The stacks are wrapped around a protected courtyard, while ‘fingers’ at each end cantilever toward specific framed ocean and rural views. Clearly inspired by the spectacular landscape, Atelier Andy Carson wanted to create a respectful celebration of the location. Instead of providing the same view throughout the house with wall-to-wall glass, the design creates considered framed glimpses of the outside — and a storm-viewing room pays tribute to the drama of extreme weather fronts creeping up from the ocean.

Sustainability features incorporated into the design include passive solar, extra thick highly-insulated walls, double-glazing, rain water harvesting (off grid), with UV filtration and treatment, on site sewage treatment, and supplementary solar power.

The built form is directly shaped by the relationship to the site location and context. If the project site was moved even a small distance away, the same design approach would have resulted in a very different result.

Sophie Ashby Collection

Architecture: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) ||
Interior design: Studio Ashby ||
Photography: Focus Studio

One Crown Place, owned by Malaysian infrastructure conglomerate MTD Group and designed by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), comprises a total of 246 private apartments. Due for completion in early 2021, One Crown Place recently introduced the ‘Sophie Ashby Collection’ residences – a combination of one, three bedroom and three bedroom duplexes inspired by the City of London’s historic past .

With interiors that combine modern luxury with handcrafted tradition, Studio Ashby worked with KPF’s dynamic architecture style and floor plate to preserve the wide vistas, keeping the façade free of built-in joinery. This has worked to strengthen the connection between the interior and exterior.

“Our vision for One Crown Place was to respect its context, using the buildings and materials of the past, and evolve this into an intricate and innovative design that will transform the area,” explains John Bushell, principal at KPF.

The firm explored the angles of the two towers to ensure the views across the London skyline are maximised for those inside. One Crown Place is also designed to have minimal impact on its surroundings, allowing as much natural light as possible to reach the public courtyard and streets below.

Sophie Ashby, Studio Ashby’s founder and creative director, notes that she curates each space and each project with the intent of “…[telling] a few stories that our viewer truly connects with.”

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Zodiac Lighting


Altfield Interiors
1101, Nine Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2525 2738

Altfield Gallery
Shop 249, Prince’s Building
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2537 6370

When Altfield Gallery first opened its doors in 1982, it was one of the first establishments in the territory to bring together the very highest quality East-meets-West, new-meets-old antique furniture, art and home accessories.

A few years later, Altfield Interiors was launched, retaining much of what had made Altfield Gallery such a success: knowledgeable staff, and eclectic but consistently beautiful collections of consistently superb quality, and adding new high-end furnishings by some of the world’s most acclaimed brands and designers.

At the Altfield Interiors showroom in Hong Kong’s Central district, the quietly sumptuous space is simple in form with a flowing openness. Against this refined backdrop are immaculately composed displays of furnishings and accessories from more than 30 international brands, as well as Altfield’s own exclusive fabrics and wallcoverings.

In addition, silverware and jewellery designs by founder and creative director Amanda Clark are also on display and available at Altfield Gallery.


Boffi Bath Studio
G/F, 5 Hoi Ping Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2882 1152

Boffi De Padova Studio
Shop 301-310, Lee Garden Three
1 Sunning Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2868 1134

For more than 30 years, Kitchen Infinity has brought Europe’s latest achievements in kitchen architecture and appliances to Hong Kong, setting the standard with its collection of leading brands and products, helping customers select, configure and enjoy their own kitchens.

In collaboration with Boffi, Kitchen Infinity launched the Boffi De Padova Studio in Lee Garden Three and Boffi Bath Studio at Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay. Boffi’s heritage stretches back to the mid-1930s. Its founding principle of integrating creativity, production and entrepreneurship into product decisions and operating processes encouraged innovation.

With its reputation for pioneering collaborations and technical excellence, Boffi launched Serie C, the first coloured kitchen in 1954. In 1980, the brand branched out into bathroom design, and also co-developed the Cove kitchen with Zaha Hadid.

Boffi’s purchase of leading furniture brand De Padova has opened up another new dimension; with a product range encompassing kitchens, bathrooms, storage systems, upholstered furniture and accessories.


333 Lockhart Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2295 6263

Long renowned as Hong Kong’s leading lifestyle curator, COLOURLIVING has built its reputation on a solid foundation provided by its parent company, the B.S.C. Group, which represents global brands in kitchen and bath, furniture and lighting, and interior lifestyle furnishing.

COLOURLIVING’s company motto, ‘Enriching Human Space’, results in the creation of captivating, welcoming spaces for their clients. There’s Alan Chan’s Home at COLOURLIVING, for example, as well as sections dedicated to Italian designer Paola Lenti, and Fritz Hansen.

The focus is on world-famous classics as well as contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories, created in collaboration with leading designers including Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Pierro Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Jaime Hayon.

With the Personal Shopping Service option, clients get advice from experts on how to curate living spaces reflecting their distinctive taste, personality, and lifestyle. With B.S.C. Group celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, it is this personal touch that sets COLOURLIVING apart from the rest.


Shop 3, G/F Wu Chung House
213 Queen’s Road East
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2111 4480

Based in Italy, Modulnova was founded in 1988 by the Presotto family, who had been specialists in furniture-making and kitchen design since 1949. Today, each Modulnova piece pushes the boundaries of aesthetics, engineering, high craftsmanship and function.

Modulnova Hong Kong’s first showroom opened its doors on Queen’s Road East in 2017. Mirroring the clean-edged minimalistic lines of the brand’s furniture and furnishings, the façade and interior architecture demonstrate a subtle sophistication in the terms of materials, finishes and textures.

Underlining the brand’s philosophy of bringing quality, form and comfort to each part of the home, virtually all its collections extend from kitchen to bathroom to living room. The Blade bathroom, for example, can be complemented with a matching kitchen as well as living room furnishings and accessories. Each piece is designed for maximum adaptability and configurability, with a wide choice of materials and finishes.

Zodiac Lighting

G/F & 1/F Amber Commercial Building
70-74 Morrison Hill Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2893 1562

G/F, Tak On Mansion
32 Morrison Hill Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2893 1562

Founded in 1988 by a group of partners with long and extensive experience in Hong Kong’s lighting sector, Zodiac Lighting became an instant market leader — and, more importantly, a byword for an exceptional standard of service, quality and style.

At the two-storey Zodiac Showroom flagship or the Zodiac PROLUX showroom nearby, the environment is bright, comfortable and contemporary, with a wide selection of products from European premium brands including Delta Light, Flos, Vibia, Brand van Egmond, Fabbian and Studio Italian Design.

Zodiac draws on its long experience in the lighting sector to offer exceptionally convenient one-stop shopping, with professionals who can create custom lighting and control solutions. Their expertise also extends to integrating advanced lighting schemes into intelligent home networks.

As well as being renowned for its contribution to residential projects in Hong Kong and China, Zodiac offers bespoke solutions for commercial projects including hotels, shopping arcades, department stores, restaurants, hospitals and banks

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Altfield Silverware
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AXOR ‘MyEdition’ & ‘FinishPlus’
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Caccaro ‘Cabina’
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Gaggenau ‘Vario cooling 400 series’
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Hansgrohe ‘SilicaTec’ granite sink
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KEF ‘Blade Two’
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MULTIflor Novoloc 5G
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Roche Bobois ‘Palis’
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Altfield Silverware

Altfield Silverware’s collection of hand-worked solid silver works of art has been created by Asian silversmiths with whom the company has worked for the last 15 years. The pieces in the collection are inspired by both Chinese and southeast Asian forms, which are then reworked with a western eye for form and function. The decoration plays with refined Chinese motifs such as lotus, bamboo and clouds to create a ravishing group of hand-worked bowls platters and containers.

Whether displayed as pure art or used as part of a luxurious table setting, the pieces lend themselves beautifully to both classic and contemporary décor, with either an eastern or western accent.

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AXOR ‘MyEdition’ & ‘FinishPlus’

Available from AXOR

AXOR’s MyEdition collection comprises nine sleek tap designs for washbasins, baths and bidets, featuring exclusive PowerRain spray tech for a silky, gentle and virtually silent water output.

They can be paired with FinishPlus PVD surface finishes to stunning effect. Available in 15 special finishes, they combine extraordinary durability with fascinating effects in differing light conditions. The result is even more striking when matched with metals, woods, marbles and leathers from the AXOR Signature palette.

FinishPlus can also be used with great results in the kitchen.

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Available from B&B Italia

Designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, the Backstage walk-in closet and wardrobe features full-height doors which open to reveal more than a wardrobe; inside is a dramatically illuminated, highly personalised world of elegant design solutions.

In Hong Kong, each Backstage is tailor-made via COLOURLIVING’s Design and Build Service, ensuring that each offers precisely what the user requires. Further enhancing its personal appeal are several optional accessories and fittings – all designed to integrate seamlessly into Backstage’s flawlessly constructed form.

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Caccaro ‘Cabina’

Available from Chest Apply

Caccaro’s Cabina, designed in Italy, is a wardrobe system whose advanced modular design, simple architectural forms and rich materials make it suitable for spaces of virtually any size or shape.

Highly customisable, Cabina modules come in a wide variety of cross-compatible configurations to cope with corner installations and differing needs. Enclosed modules can provide for hanging garments, and may also include drawers and shelves.

Open modules are designed to display items. The collection even includes an island unit to create a true ‘walk in’ arrangement.

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Available from TREE

TREE’s trademark reclaimed solid teak lends each piece of furniture from the Celebes collection a genuine one-of-a-kind beauty.

Crafted from wood offcuts from fence posts and accented with black iron detailing, a closer look reveals the wood’s deep grains and characterful weathered surfaces — a striking contrast to the pieces’ functional, simple style which gives them a comfortable place in a wide range of décor schemes.

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Gaggenau ‘Vario cooling 400 series’

Available from KI Cubus

New from Germany’s leading kitchen appliance brand, this range of refrigerators, freezers and wine cabinets that mark the next step in professional-grade food preservation.

All Vario cooling 400 series units are built-in and modular, with smoothly sculpted stainless steel fronts that allow for precise integration into walls or cabinetry.

Advanced features include an exclusive door-open assist, auto-activated lights and touch controls, and — in the wine cabinet shown here — telescoping storage rails and three independently-set temperature zones.

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Hansgrohe ‘SilicaTec’ granite sink

Available from hansgrohe

The simple, restrained style of hansgrohe’s new SilicaTec sink range was created by Phoenix Design especially for integration into modern open kitchens.

As the name implies, SilicaTec is made of an innovative quartz and acrylic resin composite which creates a non-porous surface with the hardness of granite — well able to stand up to the rigours of even the most demanding user.

The sinks are available as under- or top-mount single bowls, double bowls and single bowl sinks with a draining board, in graphite black, stone grey and cement grey colours. All variants are designed for compatibility with a wide range of kitchen configurations, as well as a choice of hansgrohe mixers and controls, allowing their functions to be as personally optimised as their looks.

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KEF ‘Blade Two’

Available from KEF

Co-created by Eric Chan and KEF engineers, the distinctive shape of KEF’s flagship loudspeakers is just the start of their immense appeal. Though sized for compatibility with smaller spaces, they offer identical technology and the same class-leading sound quality as KEF’s original Blade.

Each unit is hand-built in the UK, featuring four bass drivers arranged to create an acoustic centre at exactly the same point as that of the Uni-Q HF/MF array. Blade Two is available in a choice of seven colours to complement any interior décor scheme.

MULTIflor Novoloc 5G

Available from Joyful Sky

The look and feel may be inspired by classic chevron and herringbone parquet floors, but MULTIflor Novoloc 5G is thoroughly up to date in every other way.

Made in Austria by Scheucher, it blends solid wood with exclusive technology that both makes it easy to install and offers an amazingly low profile without compromising durability.

MULTIflor Novoloc 5G is available in a range of contemporary colours and various lengths.

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Roche Bobois ‘Palis’

Available from Roche Bobois

The Marco Fumagalli-designed Palis sideboard pulls of the neat trick of being redolent of the 1960s, but in no way retro.

Sheathed in reconstituted wood veneer, smoked oak or Parchemin finish and fronted with 8mm-thick glass, its four doors open to reveal an LED-lighted interior with four shelves.

Other fascinating details of this useful and stylish piece include the façade’s solid stained ash wood rods and availability with either clear glass or smoked bronze legs.