ID contest entries impress judges

PUCHONG (Nov 6): The quality of entries for the Beautiful Home 2017 ID Contest has impressed the panel of judges for the interior design contest.

The contest judges — namely TAHPS Group Bhd CEO Eugene Khoo, managing director and editor-in-chief Au Foong Yee, Sarly Adre Sarkum Architecture Sdn Bhd managing director and chief architecturalist Sarly Adre Sarkum, and Spatial Factors Sdn Bhd interior designer Chris Yap Seng Chye — had a hard time selecting the winners at the judging session today as most of the 25 final entries were deemed of high quality.

The results of the contest organised by and TAHPS Group will be announced on Nov 18.

There will be eight winners from two categories — individual and student — who will walk away with prizes worth a total of RM30,000.

The contest is open to students, interior designers, interior architects or individuals residing in Malaysia, aged 18 years and above.

A total of 25 entries were received — eight in the individual category and 17 in the student category.

Participants were required to submit their design based on TAHPS’ Epic Residence duplex unit (Type C1) floor plan.

Epic Residence is a 21-storey serviced apartment built on a 2.3-acre site in the thriving township of Bukit Puchong, Selangor. The exclusive and low-density project offers 300 units in two blocks.

The grand prize winner of the student category will receive a RM10,000 cash prize. There are also three consolation prizes of RM800 each.

Meanwhile, the grand prize in the individual category is a paid trip to the Maison&Objet Fair 2018 in Paris worth up to RM15,000, while there will be three consolation prizes of RM1,000 cash each.

“All entries are of very high quality and we can see the efforts put into them. Some of the participants even came to see the actual show unit to get a clearer idea for their design,” said Khoo.

Meanwhile, Au was delighted with the quality of the entries in both categories. “The designs are creative and refreshing while being very liveable at the same time,” she said.

Another judge Sarly is also happy to see the many creative design features and personal touches put into the designs.

For Spatial Factors’ Yap, there were many interesting resolutions that stood out from the entries, which were generally of high standard.

The winners will be selected based on scores by the judges as well as public votes received from Oct 23 to Nov 5 via More than 17,000 votes had been garnered over the voting period. Voters also stand a chance to win a pair of movie tickets.

The results will be revealed at a prize-giving ceremony on Nov 18. 

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