On July 13, 2023, in conjunction with the World Architecture Festival (WAF), the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors revealed its shortlist for the year 2023. A total of 73 projects from around the world were selected for this edition of INSIDE.
Among them, WJ STUDIO’s “Boatyard Hotel” was shortlisted in the Hotel Spaces category for the 2023 INSIDE event. They have been invited to participate in the INSIDE Singapore annual celebration and on-site presentation from November 29th to December 1st. They will be competing with design teams from around the globe for the ultimate prize.
The independent exhibition “DEEP GREEN” of the 2023 Venice Biennale officially opened in Venice on May 20th and will run until November 26th. WJ STUDIO was invited to participate and will showcase the theme ‘Multi-dimensional Intervention: Reflections and Practice on Rural Architecture in China’.
The topic of “Rural Construction” in China is currently attracting increased attention from various stakeholders, including political, cultural, production, and business interests, as these forces shape the relationship between urban and rural areas. This trend is not unique to China, but rather reflects a global interest in the complexities and unique characteristics of rural areas. Given the distinctive qualities of each rural locale, now is an opportune moment for architects and planners to turn their attention to the practice of rural architecture, with a view to exploring innovative solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of rural communities.
WJ STUDIO’s conceptual designs for Roll Up the Fields in Qingshan Village, Huanglong Island Hotel in Dongjutou Village, and Boatyard Hotel in Shanwan Village demonstrate an innovative approach to integrating regional context and the boundaries between urban and rural areas. By introducing a diverse range of building typologies, WJ STUDIO seeks to enrich the spatial and architectural values of rural communities, contributing to a more sustainable and community-oriented approach to rural design.
On March 16, 2023, the “2022 Yangtze River Delta and Some Provinces and Cities in China Most Beautiful Public Cultural Space Competition” held an award ceremony at the People’s Cultural and Art Museum in Pudong New Area. Under the careful guidance of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, the Propaganda Department of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, and the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, as well as the strong support of various provinces, cities, and districts, the competition has explored and established a number of model cases for the integrated development of national public culture, accumulated “design strength” for public cultural spaces, and enabled the creative design industry to empower public culture and a better life.
The winning content of this competition:
WJ STUDIO – Top 10 Designers/Institutions of the Year Award:
The projects that WJ STUDIO participated in this competition are all service-oriented spaces in the city. We hope to bring better experiential spaces to the city and people through design, making the city more diverse and integrating people with the city better.
Fuzhou Mawei Shipbuilding Library – Most Beautiful Public Cultural Space Award:
On the old site of Mawei Shipyard, the old building transformed into a new bookstore, and the shipbuilding industry was reborn from scratch.
The finalists for the 2022 INSIDE Interior Design Awards were announced at the World Festival of Interiors , held in conjunction with the WAF ( World Architecture Festival ) on July13.A total of 68 entries from countries around the world were shortlisted for the 2022 INSIDE World Interior Design Awards .Two works by WJ STUDIO : Xitou Greentown . Cloud Land is a finalist in the 2022 Workplace ( Small ) category ; Yango . Mawei Shipbuilding Library was shortlisted in the 2022 Public Buildings category . The winners wil be announced at the awards dinner in Lisbon , Portugal from November 30 to December 2 this year after the final judging .
WAF&INSIDE Interior Design Award is the highlight of WAF&INSIDE World Interior Design Festival, one of the largest and most prestigious architecture and interior ceremonies in the world. Committed to sharing the outstanding works of architecture and interior design industry worldwide, providing a global communication and exhibition platform for architects and designers from all over the world. INSIDE is the sister festival of the World Architecture Festival, and celebrates the finest examples of global interior design. Held annually in different cities around the world, it is the only interior design festival in the world that combines awards, on-site selection, conferences and exchanges. Finalists will present their interior design works on site to renowned judges and peers from all over the world.
Traditional sales centers often lack the state of daily life, but mostly reflect its value and the sense of ritual. However, for the Greentown Sanjiangkou City Exhibition Hall project, we expect it somehow can really enter the city, becoming a gathering point in the Sanjiangkou neighborhood and conveying sincerity of design.
Recently, Sanjiangkou City Exhibition Hall of WJ STUDIO ‘s work Won 2022 Paris Design Awards. Maximize the use of space through reasonable layout, and flexible layout gives more possibilities for future exhibition halls.The re-purposing of the existing shell using a wooden structural intervention and natural insulation materials combine to make this project a highly sustainable.This award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors,with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishingsfinishes, aesthetic presentation and functionality. Consideration alsogiven to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting,fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.
The 2022 Paris Design Awards is one of a series of Awards for DRIVEN X Design. This year marks the fourth time entries have been solicited. Categories include space, product, graphic, digital & Experience Design, Best Design, Best Studio & Best New Studio and more than 40 sub-categories. The prize aims to accelerate change, inspire creativity and create more design needs.
WJ STUDIO’s Yuyao Minglu Clubhouse, Lingdi Office and Vanke Canal Creative Shared Office space have won the IDA 2021 American International Design Award.
The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design.
“Brave the wind and waves”, ELLE DECORATION’s annual design gala came to a close yesterday in Shanghai.The project Fuzhou Mawei Shipbuilding Library of WJ STUDIO won the 2021 ECIDA China Interior Design Award and was included in the China Interior Design Yearbook 2022.
As a witness and chronicler of Chinese design, ELLE DECORATION was launched in 2018 and announces more than 100 outstanding interior design works at the end of each year,Awarded the China Interior Design Award by ELLE DECORATION CHINA INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS, and collected in the next year’s “China Interior Design Yearbook”.
On July 26, 2021, INSIDE world festival of interiors has announced the shortlist of INSIDE interior awards from 2020 to 2021.
This year’s shortlist consists of over 100 of the very best designed interior projects by some of the world’s foremost design and architecture firms across more than 20 countries, from which three designs of WJ SSTUDIO stood out.
The final selection will take place on the 1-3 December in Lisbon.
The winners of the A’ Design Award & Competition 2021 were announced on April 15. The Osmanthus Grace designed by WJ Studio, won the A’ Design Award & Competition, in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category.
In the design of the Osmanthus Grace, by defining a series of sub-spaces which have various scales but interact with each other well, the architect establishes the episode of introduction, development, and bridge, passing out the atmosphere of simpleness. Time and space are evolved throughout the project, blurring the boundary of architecture, and combining humanity and nature. Therefore, the project is a perfect response to traditional Chinese gardens.
A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s largest, most prestigious and influential design accolade, the highest achievement in design. The mission of the A’ Award and Competition is to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all design fields with different experience levels, diverse disciplines and market focus to compete on, while providing them a global audience to showcase their success and talents to.
Recently, the 13th IAI Design Award – Interior Award announced the final list, WJ Studio’s works won several awards.
Lingdi office won Best Interior Award in the office category,
Yada Yangxianxishan Reception center, Liangzhu Center of Arts won respectively Gold Award and Silver Award in the commercial category,
City of sky loft showroom won Silver Award in showroom category.
The IAI Design Award, or ‘IAI’ for short, is one of the most influential and prestigious design awards in the Asia-pacific region and around the world. As the most innovative design award in Asia, the IAI juries evaluate awards based on outstanding design work. The IAI Design Award has been recognized as the world’s new global design award with high recognition and gold content.
Following the WJ Studio’s project, The Osmanthus Grace successfully won the Silver in the BERLIN Design Awards 2021, Interior Design-International Residential-Villa，this project won another awards, 2020 Outstanding Property Design Award in category of interior design/leisure has been selected as a 2020 winner.
The Outstanding Property Award London (OPAL) is a London based Award accepting outstanding submissions from all over the world.The awards were selected by more than 20 industry experts from around the world.
OPAL seeks the best Architecture, Interior Design and Property Development projects from around the world, celebrating and honoring diverse exceptional projects globally. They want to see your most Outstanding projects addressing creativity, innovation, social impact, and sustainability while creating a unique cross-industry platform that unites experts and talents.
Recently, the winners of the 2021 BERLIN Design Awards were announced. The WJ Studio’s project, The Osmanthus Grace successfully won the Silver in the BERLIN Design Awards 2021, Interior Design -International Residential-Villa.
The DRIVENxDESIGN Annual Awards provide recognition across the design spectrum and are open to design professionals, as well as those who commission design.The awards are cross-disciplinary, and are currently held across three continents. They celebrate and honour the role of design and the skills of designers, while recognising all aspects of the design process, including product, digital, interiors, architecture, graphic, textile, events, fashion, advertising, food, experience, and publications.
German Design Award was officially announced the list in Frankfurt Germany on 22 November 2019. Hu Zhile’s projects — Y20 and BO Space won the winner of excellent architecture and Excellent Architecture Interior. He is also invited to attend the award ceremony in Frankfurt on 7th February 2020 .
BO Space Excellent Architecture Winner
Y20 Excellent Architecture-Interior Winner
The German Design Award, was established in 1953, sponsored by the German Design Council. For this award, the projects which must be recommended by the German Design Council, the majority of nominees are winners of the international design awards.
On 7 August 2019, established by the German Design Council, ICONIC AWARDS officially announced list of 2019 over the world, WJ Design’s founder and designer Leo Hu has two award-winning works:
BO SPACE won the Innovative Architecture Winner
Y20 SPACE won the Innovative Architecture Selection
ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Architecture, is the first independent international architecture and design competition to take into account the interplay between the various disciplines. Awards are given to visionary buildings, innovative products and sustainable communication in all sectors of architecture, the construction and real estate business and the manufacturing industries. The focus is on holistic production and interaction between the trades in the context of architecture.
Hu Zhile,the founder of WJ Design will be invited to attend this year’s award ceremony held in Munich on 7 October 2019 with internationally renowned designers together .
As the world’s largest and most prestigious competition in the interior design industry – INSIDE World Interior Design Festival, INSIDE awards released the 2019 shortlist over the world on 11th July.
WJ Design Leo HU’s work 「AN THE SWEET」 is shortlisted for 「2019 INSIDE awards on the Retail categories」.
In December, Leo HU will be invited to the live presentation to compete in the final winner in Amsterdam.
Following the project「MISA Studio」and 「BO Space」, Leo HU have been shortlisted in INSIDE awards for three consecutive years.
Please find all the shortlist of 2019 on the website: https://www.insidefestival.com/2019shortlist
After several months process of network solicitation, projects selection,list of projects announcement and public vote, in 28 June 2019, we finally have the grand award ceremony in the Cool Docks Shanghai.
AD 100 is established in 2013, launched by “Andi AD”, the list has been updated every two years. It selects 100 elite architects and interior designers who have made outstanding contributions in the field of architecture and interior design, and has been deeply influential in the field of architectural and design.
WJ Design is also on the AD 100 list this year due to the excellent design work of Dangui garden house, according to this design is selected into the AD 100 most popular “living space”.
Leo HU, the founder and design director was invited to attend the award ceremony and the 8th anniversary celebration as one of the elite designers.
To witness the booming development of China’s architecture and design industry along with many famous designers, fashion stars.
This is the second time that WJ Design has been selected in the list of AD 100 after being selected as AD 100 in 2017.
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Viccarbe collection shows the value and references for a contemporary style of living, with wide range products for comfortable living. It is distinguished by great simplicity, innovate elegance and global brand awareness.
After appraised by the jury of the Sino-Japan International Design Exchange Meeting,WJ Design’s two works:
Y20 SPACE won the International Design Pioneer Award– Office & Cultural Space –Silver
Lefit+Plus won the International Design Pioneer Award–Entertainment Space -Pioneer Prize
About the International Design Pioneer Awards
In order to promote more exchanges and cooperation between China and Japan in the field of creative design, China International Interior Design Network is the most influential industry platform in China’s interior design industry. Organize various international industry exchanges, visits, exhibitions and other activities around the world to promote mutual exchanges and cooperation between countries and China in the cultural and creative industries. This year’s China-Japan International Design Exchange Exhibition invites Chinese designers around the world to invite 100 designers, design experts, outstanding young and middle-aged designers, etc. who are most well-known and influential in the international industry, to represent China’s most innovative and creative design works and design ideas. And selected from each professional category awards, through the China-Japan International Design and Cultural Exchange Exhibition, let the world pay attention to China’s cutting-edge design culture and innovative ideas, accelerating the process of the development of China’s design industry globalization
Xifang Gongchen Bund Sales Center won 2018 China Real Estate Design Award.
The CREDAWARD，Real Estate Design Award established in 2014, is the first international design award in China’s real estate.
Attracting 214 institutions, and 658 projects from China mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Denmark, Peru and other countries and regions.
Feb 9th, the GDA awards were announced and held at the International Exhibition Center in Frankfurt, Germany.
Founded in 1953, the annual GDA （German design award） is one of the most internationally recognized awards. It is dedicated to the award and dissemination of world-class design works.
The winning works of WJ Design is a multi interesting space -MISA studio and house, which is transformed from abandoned old factory building. As a company with critical thinking and forward-looking design, WJ Design pay attention to the outer space within the building, continuity and creativity, by agreeing with the favor of numerous design awards, and also selected 2017 AD100 and 2017 INSIDE festval interior design awards.
An elegantly executed and very contemporary looking design whose exclusive character and distinctive identity are accentuated by the box-shape space inserted into the structure.
GDA Awards Link as below:
“Thinking is the greatest pleasure of human” said playwright Brecht. This is also the favorite thing of Leo Hu.
When we come into the office, we saw him sitting there, wrapped in the black jacket, and seems to be a quiet guy.
But in the next communication we find that he was in fact quite a friendly person and was very eager to share with us all his rational thoughts and insights on design. After in-depth talking, we find he is a wise man.
After graduated from school, he also worked in the famous design companies and now he found WJ Design. During the past ten years, each work designed by Leo Hu has never only been a product of the first appearance, but rather a long-term consideration.
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Leo Hu was invited to an Online Speech by the Shejitt App about “how to accurately focus the demand for commercial space design” .He also shared some important commercial peojects finished nearly half a year, including the Lefit+plus center recently completed, the Bund sales center of Xihu, and a multi commercial space named BO space located in the Hehuang Park.During the communication for nearly 1.5 hours, more than 2000 people online at the same time to listen to the live Speech.
The world’s largest and most prestigious architectural awards ceremony is comming.It will be a complete comb of the past year’s new building, called “the architecture of Oscar”.
The world Interior Design Festival, which belongs to the World Architecture Festival, INSIDE naturally represents the most advanced level of interior design in the world.
This year,78 projects from the global competitors to become finalists, and the 1/3 finalists from china. The final prize will be held from November 15th to 17th at the Berlin arena, Germany.
With the excellent design work, WJ design occupies 2 seats in more than 20 Chinese entries, and its founder and Director designer Hu Zhile was invited to attend the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors in Berlin for the projects speech.
The MISA Studio projects of WJ Design are announced to be the 2017 shortlist of INSIDE Awards on 7th July. Congratulations!
INSIDE World Festival of Interiors is the World Architecture Festival’s sister festival which also takes place at the Arena Berlin in November 2017.
It announces the list of candidates, including 9 types of projects from around the world, together with the WAF, in recognition of the original exciting interior projects, to celebrate the most primitive and most exciting interior design.
AD 100 is established in 2013, launched by “Andi AD”. It updates the list every two years to bring together the most elite architects and interior designers in China. This year, after five months process of network solicitation, projects selection, list of projects announcement and public vote, we finally embraced the grand ceremony on 23rd of June.
WJ Design is also on the AD 100 list this year due to the excellent design work of MISA Studio. Leo Hu, the founder and design director of WJ Design was invited to attend the awards ceremony & AD’s 6th Anniversary as one of the elite designers. He was pleased to witness this grand ceremony along with all the famous designers, fashion stars, corporate executives, press and other guests.
The project of MISA Studio located in a hollow old factory. Between the two plants is a shipping channel, the top left the original lightweight steel roof. Client MISA is the founder of Rokid Artificial Intelligence. His demand is very easy. A wood workshop with temporary residence,which can support a big dog, and park his Ural (a motorcycle).There are very bright atrium and another internal courtyard occupied the entire one-third area. It provides a contact with nature. Indoor space outdoor, natural through the Light Court was introduced into the interior, the new form of life has also assumed a serious side. “In this case, the design that contact with the natural life is more important than convenience.”
From a cold empty house into a warm comfortable home, it is inseparable from the aborative design and decoration. Nowadays, interior decoration is not only a big market in real estate, but also the only way to achieve the ultimate goal of a successful home environment.
On 8th April, Youcai Business School 2017 Shanghai Station, which is sponsored by the China Real Estate Purchase Platform and Sina Real Estate, invited three speakers from Wanjing Design, Zhongliang Real Estate Group and 3Trees Paint. It is a detailed share of the trend of real estate from different perspectives of designer, estate agent, and supplier. The audiences are from more than 20 well-known real estate companies, such as Jinke, Yanlord Land, Hutchison Whampoa, Xiangyu Group, Greenland Group, Helenberg Group, Blue Real Estate, Zhongliang Real Estate Group, Shimao Group, Sincere Group.
As one of the lecture speakers, the founder and design director from Wanjing Design, Leo Hu thinks that from the development of residential sample room, we found that the requirement of residential design is about basic demand, style, and culture and eventually back to life itself. Regarding the inner decoration, previously it was 70% hard decoration and 30% soft decoration, but now those figures have reversed. The way to express the value of a residence through New Chinese, Modern, and North European styles are no longer able to meet the modern needs of a home decoration.
Focus on life itself is the ultimate pursuit of modern design. Modern residential sample room should focus more on the expression of life itself, rather than a decoration form. In order to get a higher sense of the residential value and to turn to a cultural thinking and living condition, we shall consider the architectural design, landscape design, interior design and soft design as a whole design process, to make both the in and outsides of a property consistent with one another.
The project is a high-level personal studio of an artificial intelligence company, located in a hollow old factory building. Its design is to be in the moment work and living in a single unified environment will be the city’s abandoned space into a multi-dimensional interesting living space.Owners demand is very easy. The design of a wood workshop with a temporary residence. It can support a large dog, and you can park Ural (a motorcycle).
The original space between the two plants and the space is a shipping channel, the top left the original lightweight steel roof. The original structure of the house, space, use, does not fit existing design requirements. How to reshape the form of space in a new living experience is critical to the overall design. Designers insert a box-shaped space divided into three functional space in the original application for the second floor of the fixed-level high school , and in the space into the two courtyards.
Designers want to create such a rich experience of residential space. There is no good environment around this building from the outside. But into the interior will find it , because there are very bright atrium and another internal courtyard occupied the entire one-third area. It provides a contact with nature, and reveals all aspects of nature, is the center of work and life, but also a device replaces the disappearing light, wind, rain and other natural objects in the modern city . Sky light infiltrates into yard, casting a deep shadow on the wall and yard.
Indoor space outdoor, natural through the Light Court was introduced into the interior, the new form of life has also assumed a serious side. “In this case, the design that contact with the natural life is more important than convenience.” The main function of the first floor for the wood workshop, the entire space without any partition space, the structure of the column and the concrete directly constitute the main visual elements of space. Through a huge automatic sliding door, Ural can be directly into the internal space, and for the wooden work area provides a flexible workspace.
The second floor is the reception room and open kitchen and living room.Living room, reception room and open kitchen different functional areas here are organic combination .The first floor staircase and the second floor opening walkway will be connected to the two functional space. The external area of the reception area can be moved open, connecting the indoor atrium and outdoor view of the landscape.
Bedroom door opened, through an inner courtyard, into the most intimate living space, in a small space with more rich empty experience.
Leave extra space on the third floor to provide more possibilities for use of the light, from the redesigned planking into the interior space, showing a rich light and shadow.
Wan Jing Design firm ( referred to as the Wan Jing Design), which was founded in 2014, focuses on interior decoration art design, with smart space and unique style as its concept. In contrast to the present interior design style which is too formal with excessive stacking design elements, we pay more attention to the continuity of interior and exterior space and its creative thinking. We offer the best indoor design solutions with elegant and productive time extensibility based on our own understanding of buildings, surroundings and the core value of the products.
The founder and the core team of our company are composed of domestic elite designers with working experiences in overseas top design firms in various fields such as hotels, commerces, offices etc., our team are not only capable of offering designs in global view but more being local experts on projects follow-up services.