The A’ Design Awards takes place annually and recognises projects from around the world with design prizes in categories including, architecture, interiors, landscaping and design.
This year there were 1,958 winners from 98 countries in 97 different design disciplines.
Among the winning projects are the glass and timber holiday cabins that Norwegian architect Snorre Stinessen designed to overhang the coastline of Norway’s Manshausen Island.
The Manshausen Island Resort, which provides a base for Arctic Circle explorers on hiking, fishing, skiing and diving trips, received an award in the Architecture, Building and Structure Design category.
Helsinki-based Avanto Architects were also awarded in this category for a waterfront sauna called Löyly in the Finnish capital. The multi-faceted front is made up of wooden slats and bleachers so that visitors can clamber to the roof and sunbathe with a view of the sea.
Black Eagle house in the Dolomites mountain range designed by Italian studio Perathoner Architects took a prize for its “peculiar architectural style”, which uses traditional materials, like larch and stone, in strong geometric shapes.
Winners in the Interior Space and Exhibition Design category include the exhibition hall that Taiwan studio Keng-Yu Design created for the Creative Expo Taiwan. It features bamboo frames filled with tea canisters and polypropylene sheets that refract light. A’Design Awards and Competition announces 2017 winners