"We may see a shift towards simplicity" says Dezeen Awards 2020 judge Alex Mok

With less than two weeks to enter Dezeen Awards, Swedish-Chinese architect Alex Mok says that she'll be looking for spaces that surprise and for the use of new materials.

"I'll be looking for projects that embody the beliefs that we have in our own studio," says Mok, co-founder of architecture and design studio Linehouse.

"Spaces that surprise, using innovative or new materials, a strong narrative or embracing ideas about community and craft," she added.

With entries for Dezeen Awards 2020 closing on 2 June, we've asked some of our judges what they'll be looking for this year.

"We can't underestimate the effect that the recent pandemic has had on how people will think about their lives in the future," continued Mok, who is judging the interiors categories of Dezeen Awards 2020.

"We may see a shift towards simplicity, humbleness, issues relating to connectivity, wellbeing and emotion."

Mok co-founded Linehouse in 2015 and has since worked on international projects of varying scales across hospitality, retail and office design.

The studio, which has offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, aims to approach design in a holistic way. Its clients include WeWork, Herschel Supply and Booking.com. Recent projects include elevated tearooms for Tingtai teahouse in Shanghai and a dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong.

Linehouse was named emerging interior designer of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019.

Enter Dezeen Awards 2020 now

With the deadline fast approaching, enter your project or studio today and have your work seen by our stellar line-up of judges.

Entries close at 23:59 BST on Tuesday 2 June.

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