2019

Best Homepage

Winner – White Arkitekter

Website by Creuna

The judges said this is a “people-focused homepage that’s user-friendly with simple navigation that clearly expresses the practice ethos”.

Best Use of Mobile

Winner – Gruff Architects

Website by TM

Judges said “the winning mobile website gives an instant snapshot of the practice’s design ethos and projects and feels crafted and carefully thought through. Visuals are engaging and the pages flow well with obvious links to other projects”.

Best Use of Video

Winner – UNStudio

 

 

 

Film by Bwefar & Boer

The judges said “this is an engaging and energetic film that has lovely cinematography with a very light touch, great interviews and very well-structured narrative to include some surprising elements of the story

Best Newcomer

Winner – Morris + Company

Website by – BOB Design

The judges said “the winning website is awash with colour, textures, patterns and emotion, sending out messages to do with sharing, research and innovation. Other architects can learn much from this site and this practice”.

Best Architectural Photography

Winner – Manalo and White

Photographer – Morgan O’ Donovan

The judges said the winning images are “strong and emotive, impeccably controlled and masterfully lit”.

Best Use of Technology

Winner – ZHA Virtual Reality Group

The judges said “this winning project pushes the boundaries of virtual reality and its application to the architectural field. It dramatically engages the user and could lead to entirely new methods of designing and testing pointing to an exciting direction for design and collaboration”

Best Consultants Website

Winner – Friendly Materials by PMMT

Judges said “the winning website is fresh, graphically clear and beautifully laid out with intuitive navigation and content that feels right for its subject”.

Best Use of Social Media

Winner – make:good

The judges said that “the winner has created a set of channels that genuinely feel completely different to the competition – both in content and design”.

Best Digital Team

Winner – BDP

The judges said “the winner stood out because of its forward thinking approach to digital including listening tools and the use of live digital data to inform their strategy”.

Best Visual Design

Winner – Threefold Architects

Website by Studio Thomas

The judges said “the winning design was calm and inviting and the navigation and overall presentation of content conveyed a rational approach, giving the user a feeling for who the practice is with just the right amount of information”.

Best Use of Written Content

Winner – Walters & Cohen

Website by Ten4 Design

Content by Lucy Keens, Walters & Cohen

The judges liked “the unfussy project descriptions on this site, which contain plenty of helpful facts to do with collaborators, scale, funding and context while the writing throughout is rational and restrained, but with moments of charm”.

Alan Davidson Award

Winner– Squint/Opera

The judges praised “the playful narrative and the use of illustrative elements together with realistic CG animation that gives a real sense of the spaces. One judge said there is sometimes a danger that this kind of animation can distract you away from what is really important, but that is not the case here”.

Best Overall

Gruff Architects

Website by TM

Judges said the website "feels playful and experimental – a real treat for the user across all devices and browsers.”

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