Who took home the gold at Lookbox Design Awards 2018?

  •   23 November 2018

Last night, the Tower ballroom at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore was buzzing with anticipation and excitement, as about 250 guests, VIPs, designers and interior design industry professionals came together for the 2018 Lookbox Design Awards  (LBDA) Gala Night.

Held on 22 November 2018, it was the main event of the second edition of LBDA – the night everyone in Singapore’s design scene had been waiting for – where the award winners of the 10 categories were announced. The categories were: Outstanding HDB Flat, proudly presented by BOSCH; Outstanding Private Apartment, proudly presented by Fisher & Paykel; Outstanding Landed Home, proudly presented by MAFI; Best Space for Entertaining; Best Space for Retreat; Best Open-Plan Concept; Most Dramatic Transformation; Outstanding Space: Old Home Conversion; Interior Design Firm of the Year; and Home of the Year.

In total, 10 winners and 11 honourable mentions, and 3 special commendations were commemorated. Here’s what went down.

#1 OUTSTANDING HDB FLAT house-in-a-flat_nitton-architectsWinner: House in a Flat by nitton architects

light_asolidplanHonourable Mention: Light by ASOLIDPLAN

See the initial shortlist here.


#2 OUTSTANDING PRIVATE APARTMENTsing-avenue_produce-workshopWinner: Sing Avenue by PRODUCE (Winner)

hillion residences_METRE ArchitectsHonourable Mention: Hillion Residences by METRE Architects

seafront Apartment_asolidplanHonourable Mention: The Seafront Apartment by UPSTAIRS_

See the initial shortlist here.


#3 OUTSTANDING LANDED HOMElanded_home_asolidplanWinner: Upper House, Lower House by ASOLIDPLAN

Arkhilite_landed_homeHonourable Mention: Lofty Lines & Light by ARKHILITE

See the initial shortlist here.


#4 BEST SPACE FOR ENTERTAININGhillion-residences-metre-architectsWinner: Hillion Residences by METRE Architects

borrowed-scenery_arkhiliteHonourable Mention: Borrowed Scenery by ARKHILITE

See the initial shortlist here.


#5 BEST SPACE FOR RETREATaspen-height_monocotWinner: Aspen Height by MONOCOT 

sky-peak_wee-studioWinner: Sky Peak by wee studio

hillion residences_METRE ArchitectsHonourable Mention: Hillion Residences by METRE Architects

See the initial shortlist here.


#6 BEST OPEN-PLAN CONCEPTlight_asolidplanWinner: Light by ASOLIDPLAN

cantonment-road-apartment_sujonohunHonourable Mention: Cantonment Road Apartment by SUJONOHUN Design & Concept

one-by-uno_uno-interiorHonourable Mention: One by Uno by UNO Interior

See the initial shortlist here.


#7 MOST DRAMATIC TRANSFORMATIONtrees-bruce-connections_arkhiliteWinner: Trees, Bruce & Connections by ARKHILITE

bachelor-pad_joey-khu-idHonourable Mention: Bachelor Pad by Joey Khu ID

clover-by-the-park_akihaus-design-studioHonourable Mention: Clover By The Park by akiHAUS Design Studio

See the initial shortlist here.


#8 OUTSTANDING SPACE:OLD HOME CONVERSIONApartment_AsolidplanWinner: Apertures by ASOLIDPLAN (Winner)

apartment_produceHonourable Mention: Sing Avenue by PRODUCE

See the initial shortlist here.



The Interior Design Firm of the Year is one that excels, inspires others, and is making strong strides and a positive contribution to Singapore’s residential interior design scene. For the first time this year, instead of a winner, two special commendations were awarded to akiHAUS Design Studio and Metaphor Studio, as the jury felt both firms were deserving of this recognition. ASOLIDPLAN was also awarded a special commendation for ‘Up-and-Coming Interior Design Firm of the Year’.

the-axis_akihaus-design-studioSpecial Commendation: akiHAUS Design Studio

urban-aosis_metaphor-studioSpecial Commendation: Metaphor Studio (Special Commendation)

See the initial shortlist here.


coming-home_asolidplanInterior Design Firm of the Year (up-and-coming)
Special Commendation: ASOLIDPLAN



This is a special award honouring the most outstanding home project that was shortlisted. The winner of this category was chosen by the judges from among the LBDA 2018 finalists.

house-in-a-flat_nitton-architectsWinner: House in a Flat by nitton architects

Congratulations to the winners, honourable mentions and special commendations!

On that high note, besides having their building curiosity about the winners finally satiated, guests also enjoyed fine nosh by Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore and were well entertained by Chew Soo Wei – the emcee for the evening. Apart from exclusive prize giveaways, a live DJ spinning till late was also part of the line-up.