Archiboo Web Awards 2019

By | October 2nd, 2019|

This week we celebrated the 4th annual Archiboo Web Awards at the Royal College of Pathologists in London, designed by Bennetts Associates. We were delighted to be a part of this great celebration, as we have been from the beginning, and have our MD Del Hossain exclusively invited to co-host with Amanda Baillieu was a honour.

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The Archiboo Web Awards are all about celebrating the creative use of the Internet to communicate great architecture whether that’s using images, sound, video, words or VR and other immersive technologies which allow us to experience architecture in new ways.

Some of the winners are mentioned in Archiboo’s white paper ‘How to design an award winning website‘ which launched last week, written by Amanda and designed by Mark Ferguson of Very Own Studio. The white paper can be downloaded here.

These are the winners for 2o19

Winner of Best Homepage

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

Archiboo Web Awards Best Homepage Winner – White Arkitekter

Archiboo Web Awards Best Homepage Winner – White Arkitekter

Winner of Best Mobile Experience

Gruff Architects – Created by TM
“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.”

Archiboo Web Awards - Best Use of Mobile Winner – Gruff Architects

Winner of Best Newcomer

Morris+Company – Created by BOB Design
“The winning website was praised for being is awash with colour, textures, patterns and emotion and sending out messages to do with sharing, research and innovation. Other architects can learn much from this site and this practice.”

Archiboo Web Awards Best Newcomer Winner – Morris+Company

Best Architectural Photography

Manalo & White – Images by Morgan O’Donovan and other
“The judges described the winning images as strong and emotive, impeccably composed and masterfully lit. The portfolio it has put together is carefully edited to show the different types of projects it has worked on and there’s a warmth to even the most barren of these images which is intriguing, as if those rooms are just waiting to be enjoyed.”

Archiboo Web Awards Best Architectural Photography Winner – Manalo and White

Best Use of Technology

ZHA – Created by Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Group
“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.”

Archiboo Web Awards Best Use of Technology Winner – ZHA Virtual Reality Group

Best Consultants Website

Friendly Materials by PMMT – Created by iEstrategic
“The winning website is fresh, graphically clear and beautifully laid out with intuitive navigation and content that feels right for its subject.”

Archiboo Web Awards Best Consultants Website Winner – Friendly Materials by PMMT

Best Use of Video

UNStudio – Created by UNS & Bwefar & de Boer
“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”

Archiboo Web Awards Best Use of Video Winner – UNStudio

 Best Use of Social Media

make:good – Created by make:good
“The winner has created a set of channels that genuinely feel completely different to the competition – both in content and design.”

Archiboo Web Awards Best Use of Social Media Winner – make-good

Winner of Best Digital Team

BDP – Created by BDP
“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.”

Archiboo Web Awards Best Digital Team Winner – BDP

Winner of Best Visual Design

Threefold Architects – Created 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”.

Archiboo Web Awards Best Visual Design Winner – Threefold Architects

Winner of Best Written Content

Walters & Cohen Architects – Created by Lucy Keens
“The judges said this is a people-focused homepage that’s user-friendly with simple navigation that clearly expresses the practice ethos”.

Archiboo Web Awards Best Use of Written Content Winner – Walters & Cohen

The Alan Davidson Award

The penultimate award is the Alan Davidson Award sponsored by the Alan Davidson Trust and to present it is David Bullock joint managing partner at Hayes Davidson

Squint/Opera – Images by 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.”

Archiboo Web Awards Alan Davidson Award Winner- Squint Opera

 Winner of Best Overall Experience

Gruff Architects – Created by TM

“The winner has used the website to make the practice much more than the sum of the parts, but without over claiming which is clever. It feels playful and experimental and it’s a real treat for the user across all devices and browsers.”

 

Congratulations to all the winners and to the designers, film makers, writers and photographers whose contribution is so essential to a great website.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year in another equally fabulous new building.


Images from the evening can be viewed and downloaded from Flickr here.

All images by Lily Pagano

By | October 2nd, 2019|