AIA Interior Architecture Awards: seven projects distinguished with top honors | News

Adelicia Caree


Tanglewood Linde Center for Music and Learning by William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. © Robert Benson Photography

After announcing the Regional & Urban Design Award winners last week, the AIA now unveiled seven projects to be recognized with the institute’s 2021 Interior Architecture Awards. 

Submissions were judged based on design achievement, including sense
of place and purpose, ecology and environmental sustainability, and history. The award jury this year included Carol Bentel, FAIA, Chair, Bentel & Bentel; Michelle Watanabe, AIA, Leo A Daly; John Harrison, FAIA, GreenSlate; Venesa Alicea, AIA, NOMA;

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A glimpse into the home of an Atlanta interior designer

Adelicia Caree

Overall, with her clients and her own home design, Whitney likes to focus on joy.

“Your home should make you happy when you walk through your front door and be filled with carefully curated pieces that have meaning to you,” she said.


Residents: Whitney and Nathan Durham, their two sons, 11-year-old Benson and 9-year-old Graham, and their two yellow English Labradors, Gus and Annie. Whitney is the owner and lead designer of Whitney Durham Interiors, and Nathan is the managing director of Marsh McClennan Atlanta.

Location: Atlanta

Size: 3,800 square feet, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms

Year built:

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Interior design book celebrates world’s creatives

Adelicia Caree

New interior design book celebrates the world’s exceptional creatives

Phaidon’s By Design is a visually arresting interior design book celebrating the most exciting designers working today, from Neri & Hu to Studio Shamshiri

Phaidon’s By Design is an interior design book with a global remit, an atlas of creativity. It showcases the work of the studios behind some of the world’s most exciting contemporary spaces.

The publisher’s international offices collated the work of more than 100 interior designers for the book, nominated by an international jury including Wallpaper* editor-in-chief Sarah Douglas; artists Niki Haas and Laila Gohar; Graeme Brooker, head

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TECLA is a 3D-printed home by mario cucinella architects + WASP

Adelicia Caree

mario cucinella architects and WASP have completed ‘TECLA’ — a 3D-printed habitat made entirely from raw earth. built in massa lombarda, italy, the experimental dwelling, which was previously featured on designboom here, proposes a sustainable habitat that can be 3D-printed in a small fraction of the time required by traditional processes, while also significantly reducing waste and emissions. following the completion of the structure, the practice has unveiled the first images of its warm interiors.

all images by iago corazza



dubbed ‘TECLA’, after an imaginary city described by writer italo calvino, the name is also a portmanteau of

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How To Style Bookshelves Like An Interior Designer

Adelicia Caree

Interior designers have a knack for making even the most functional of furniture pieces feel a little more chic in a way that feels evasive to the rest of the world. A perfect example of this is the expertly curated bookshelf, with the right amount of color, texture, and variation to make it looked interesting and lived-in without trying too hard. Thankfully their tricks for how to style bookshelves are actually more doable than you may think — and they might not even require you to buy anything new.

Your bookshelf is one of the areas of your home that’s

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Meghan Markle’s signature interior tricks at LA home with Prince Harry revealed

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Rachel Avery

Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the move to the US with their son Archie, they have shared glimpses into their lavish £11million Montecito home via virtual appearances. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s beautifully curated Zoom backdrops include a range of stylish interiors tricks – and you can easily recreate them too!

SEE: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s £11million home

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