identity Design Awards 2020 shortlist: Interior Design– Residential

This award recognises any dwelling any dwelling from apartments to villas

identity is pleased to announce the shortlist for the sixth annual identity Design Awards 2020, which is set to take place on 4 November in Dubai, UAE.

Over the coming weeks, we will be releasing this year’s shortlisted projects.

The Interior Design – Residential category recognises any dwelling, including apartment, villa, hotel apartments or holiday home. 

Here is the full shortlist for Interior Design – Residential: 


Address Residences Jumeirah Resort & Spa by KCA International – Dubai, UAE 

Photo: Natelee Cocks

This new beachfront development that integrates a hotel branded by  luxury five-star Address Hotels & Resorts, fully serviced apartments and luxury residences within an iconic 77-storey architectural marvel.  All residential units have distinctive spaces for working, grooming, relaxing and refreshing while offering spectacular views of the Arabian Sea. The client brief was to create a luxury development featuring inspiring and bespoke interiors fitted out with high-quality fixtures, state-of-the-art entertainment and the most advanced telecom connectivity.  Materials, colour palettes and décor such as travertine marble, light timber and dark metal accents relate directly to the modern envelop of the building and to the serene beach environment seamlessly.

KOA Canvas by T.Zed Architects – Dubai, UAE 

KOA aims to re-interpret how people live, to re-imagine the public realm of cities, and last but not least to enable social interactions. Comprising of over 70 residential apartments – with 40 different floor plans, one boutique hotel, restaurants, a day-care centre, and a members’ club, the project produces a new model of modern living, whereby boundaries are not defined by where one lives, works and socialises. T.ZED Architects addressed each living unit differently allowing multiple scenarios to inhabit a space. . The overall choice of palette of colours and textures is born out of the nature of the site and its lush surroundings, and is continued in a natural, stone, timber and metal applications used throughout the exteriors and interiors.

Lantana Villa by L.S. Design – Dubai, UAE 

Composed of a simple palette of earthy and warm materials, juxtaposed against crisp lines and white walls, Villa Lantana offers a clutter free, sophisticated living space.The experience of the villa is composed of framed vistas and screened spaces. The entry foyer opens directly to the back of the villa is framed with a full height wood slats that simultaneously screens the upstairs private sitting room from direct sight. The adjacent slat wall in the corridor offers a balance to the staircase while also concealing a secret door into the guest bathroom and bedroom. The symmetrical kitchen with hidden appliances presides over the dining room and living room that spans the entire width of the house. Large deep-inset single paned windows frame exterior landscaping features – the ancient olive tree perched on the edge of the pool and the outdoor seating area tucked into the lush plantings.

Palo Alto by C’est ici – Dubai, UAE 

Photo: Natelee Cocks

Palo Alto showcases a carefully curated list of designers complemented by a beautiful collection of art owned by the client.  Influenced by factors such as history, landscape, climate, and environment, the interiors revolves around curves, shapes and a reflection of tradition.  C’est ici mainly focused on contemporary design, creating elegance and luxury, with a hint of playfulness in the selection of colour, objects and textures.

Villa Jumeirah by LW  – Dubai, UAE 

The Villa Jumeirah is a secluded tranquil villa featuring a contained, calm and intimate family feeling. Throughout the design, the courtyard is the key architectural organizational element providing visual relief and spatial hierarchy. An ornamental tree provides shade whilst a water feature’s trickling sound permeates the space. On the ground floor the U shape site planning provides separation of guest wing and home office functions from the more family orientated wing. Whilst on the upper levels the courtyard provides a unification of the family’s bedrooms with adjacency of the parent’s master bedroom with the young children rooms.