The Dezeen Awards 2019 interior shortlist has been announced. It includes a gothic-inspired cafe, a compact black house designed to stand out like a minimalist sculpture and Europe's first underwater restaurant.
There are 53 projects on the Dezeen Awards interiors shortlist this year, spotlighting the best interior design from 26 countries across the globe.
The USA is the country with the most shorlisted projects, with eight interiors on the list. Other countries include China, South Korea, Ukraine, Norway and Australia.
Well-known architecture and design studios that made the list include Snøhetta, Gensler and Note Design Studio, while numerous emerging studios including A Little Design, Nudes and Child Studio are also included.
Hong Kong studio Mlkk Studio appears on the shortlisted the most times, being recognised for the design of three Aesop stores, in Australia, Taiwan and South Korea.
Other highlights on the shortlist include a 17.6-square-metre flat, a tech company's headquarters housed inside a century-old bank and an egg-shaped sauna.
Projects were assessed on whether they are beautiful, innovative, and beneficial to people and planet.
The winner of each category will be announced online in mid-October and will go on to compete for the interiors project of the year title.
The interiors shortlist is listed below. Click through for more information on each entry:
› The Ahm House, Harpenden, UK, by Coppin Dockray
› Tiny Holiday Home, Vinkeveen, Netherlands, by i29 interior architects
› Living Lab, Taipei City, Taiwan, by J.C. Architecture
› Oculi House, New York City, USA, by O'Neill Rose Architects
› Beacs, Toronto, Canada, by Studio AC
› Nassim Mansion, Singapore, by 0932 Design Consultants (disqualified)
› Casa Burés, Barcelona, Spain, by Estudio Vilablanch - TDB Arquitectura
› The Biscuit Factory, London, UK, by Suprblk
› Sunny Apartment, Taichung, Taiwan, by Very Studio
› Michigan Loft, Chicago, USA, by Vladimir Radutny Architects
› vallirana 47, Barcelona, Spain, by vora
› Humble Pizza Cafe, London, UK, by Child Studio
› Radhaus, San Francisco, USA, by envelope A+D
› Dandelion Chocolate Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, by Fumihiko Sano Studio
› Cardboard Bombay, Mumbai, India, by Nudes
› Bar Lotus, Shanghai, China, by Office AIO
› Under - Europe's First Underwater Restaurant, Lindesnes, Norway, by Snøhetta
› Jungle Keva, Tulum, Mexico, by Jaque Studio
› ℃ (Do-C) Gotanda, Tokyo, Japan, by Schemata Architects
› Radar Station, Dungeness, UK, by Johnson Naylor
› Sweets Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands, by Space&Matter
› Dream and Maze, The Other Place, Guilin Litopia, Pingle, China by Studio 10
› VanBerlo Headquarters, Eindhoven, Netherlands, by Atelier van Berlo
› Gusto, San Francisco, USA, by Gensler
› Slack Headquarters, San Francisco, USA, by Studio O+A
› Slack Tokyo office, Tokyo, Japan, by Suppose Design Office
› Expensify Portland Office, Portland, USA, by ZGF Architects
› Piazza Dell'Ufficio, Braybrook, Australia, by Branch Studio Architects
› 200 Gray's Inn Road, London, UK, by Conran and Partners
› Scandinavian spaceship, Oslo, Norway, by Kvistad
› Mantab Workplace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by S/LAB10
› Ya Vsesvit, Kiev, Ukraine, by Victoriya Yakusha
› Harmay Hong Kong, by AIM Architecture
› United Cycling LAB & Store, Lynge, Denmark, by Johannes Torpe Studios
› Le Cube, Paris, France, by Mana and Scalaplus
› Aesop Bondi Signature Store, Bondi, Australia, by Mlkk studio
› Aesop Daan Signature Store, Taipei City, Taiwan, by Mlkk studio
› Aesop Sounds Hannam Signature Store, Seoul, South Korea, by Mlkk studio
› The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland, Grindavík, Iceland, by Basalt Architects and Design Group Italia
› The Solar Egg, Björkliden, Sweden, by Bigert & Bergstrom for Riksbyggen
› Euphoria Spa in the Euphoria Retreat, Mystras, Greece, by DecaARCHITECTURE
› Aeichi Korean Medical Clinic, Yongin, South Korea, by By Seog Be Seog
› Warehouse Gym Springs, Dubai, UAE, by VSHD Design
› Paper Roof/Paper Curve, Hsinchu City, Taiwan, by B+P Architects
› The Old Library at the National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, by Emma Olbers Design
› Blossom School, Zhihui, China, by Karv One Design
› SolBe Learning Centre, Chestnut Hill, USA, by Supernormal
› Kath, Antwerp, Belgium, by Van Staeyen Interieur Architecten
› 17.6-square-metre flat, Taipei City, Taiwan, by A Little Design
› A U Shaped Room, Shanghai, China, by Atelier tao+c
› Dormore, London, UK, by Con Form Architects
› Pass on Plastic, London, UK, by Shed
› The Children's Library at Concourse House, New York, USA, by Michael K Chen Architecture