On October 30th, for the second year in a row, Deezen, the online architecture, interiors and design magazine based in London, awarded the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the best studios among thirty winning projects.
They were chosen based on how beautiful, innovative and beneficial they are to people and planet.
Studio Tom Emerson and Taller 5 won with a shelter for archeologists in Peru. Mediated Matter Group at MIT won with the Aguahoja I project which is a digitally designed and robotically fabricated structure made using the molecular components found in tree branches, insect exoskeletons and human bones. Finally Branch Studio Architects won with a school office interior in Melbourne based on Italian piazzas.
The winners were awarded in front of 250 guests at Ennismore Sessions House in London.
The design master jury, which consisted of Philippe Starck, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Yinka Ilori, Aric Chen, Lonny van Ryswyck and Sofia Lagerkvist, selected Aguahoja I by MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter Group as the design project of the year stating: "Finding new sustainable materials is an urgent matter (...) Aguahoja I shows how nature can help us to design new materials, highlighting the relationship between nature and technology (...) It is completely innovative and presents hope for the future."The organic material shows huge potential, which could change even how we think about architecture."