The recently completed research and development centre for MAM Health & Innovation by INNOCAD architecture is one of the honoured projects of the 2022 Best of Year Awards of the American Interior Design Magazine in the category “Medium Corporate Office”. The award ceremony took place in New York City on December 8th where editor-in-chief Cindy Allen announced the 2022 Best of Year projects in different categories. This project that summarizes INNOCAD‘s and 13&9 Design‘s holistic design approach, has been also THE PLAN Award 2022 honoree, Bauherrenpreis 2022 nominee as well as World Architecture Festival Awards 2021 finalist. In an interview Martin and Anastasija Lesjak discussed the holistic approach.

A design “grandmaster” was chosen by the Persian Gulf emirate to create an institution that celebrates its cultural heritage and landscape: the National Museum of Qatar in Doha. For this project, Pritzker prize-winner Jean Nouvel produced an avant-garde building inspired by the desert rose, an ornate formation of crystal clusters with overlapping discs primarily found in dry desert regions. And architect Koichi Takada continued this analogy with nature for the interior design of the gift shop.

Spectacular architecture coupled with sustainable building is usually at home in urban settings. But Norway’s towering mountains are now the backdrop for contemporary architecture that is a welcome retreat after a long hike. Tungestølen is found on a plateau at the foot of Jostedalsbreen, Europe’s highest mainland glacier. These mountain cabins have far more to offer than the usual food and lodgings with a dormitory full of mattresses. And so it is no coincidence that the project was designed by Snøhetta, one of the world’s most prestigious architectural firms. Their client was Luster Turlag, a local branch of the Norwegian National Trekking Association.

One villa – five manufactories: the overall interior design concepts and objects of Hering Berlin, Steng Licht, Wood & Washi, Tischlerei Prödl and Lohberger can be experienced directly, for example, in the Villa Hering on Berlin’s Schlachtensee. What all five companies have in common is the holistic approach that forms the core of the manufactories’ philosophy…

Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica – If you’re still trying to find a getaway for the cold winter months, Costa Rica is the place! The best time to visit is between December and April on its Pacific Coast when the weather is at its driest and brightest, and between March and September on the Caribbean side. The Origins Luxury Lodge by Mantis is a sustainable dream for travellers and a top tip from us…