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Cape Cod-Based Interior Design Firm Wins Four Top Awards

CAPE COD, Mass., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Casabella Interiors was recently honored with four design awards from three different organizations. Luxe Interiors Magazine awarded Casabella the “Best of the Rest, Landscape Design/Outdoor Rooms” award for 2020. The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) awarded Casabella the 2020 EM NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) Gold Award for Residential Exterior, and America’s Property Awards selected Casabella for both Bathroom Design and Residential Interior Private Residence Design awards.

These awards reflect Founder and Principal Designer, Michele Holbrook’s continuous pursuit of design excellence for her clients. Says Holbrook, “”Our top priority is to provide an ultra-premium design experience for our clients. Each client’s interior reflects a completely distinctive approach – no two homes are alike. I am always thrilled to see the efforts of me and my team be professionally recognized.”   

The LUXE Interiors Magazine RED Award honors excellence, innovation and the best residential architecture, interior design and landscape architecture projects across the country. Casabella’s winning entry features extraordinary work on an outdoor living space in Dennis, Massachusetts complete with custom-designed poolside sectionals precisely placed for best ocean views, a stone fireplace, and state-of-the art outdoor kitchen.

For the CotY Award there were 80 projects submitted across eighteen categories. A panel of eleven independent reviewers judged the project entries in a blind evaluation. Casabella’s outdoor space took top honors for the combined mixture of poolside relaxation and luxury.

A stunning, fully reimagined bathroom overlooking the ocean took the top prize with America’s Property Awards as did Casabella’s captivating residential interior featuring a fetching queen size rope bed, custom kitchen cabinetry, and bespoke furnishings to lend the home a chic seaside feel.

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CAPE COD, Mass., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –Casabella Interiors was recently honored with four design awards from three different organizations. Luxe Interiors Magazine awarded Casabella the “Best of the Rest, Landscape Design/Outdoor Rooms” award for 2020. The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) awarded Casabella the 2020 EM NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) Gold Award for Residential Exterior, and America’s Property Awards selected Casabella for both Bathroom Design and Residential Interior Private Residence Design awards.

These awards reflect Founder and Principal Designer, Michele Holbrook’s continuous pursuit of design excellence for her clients. Says Holbrook, “”Our top priority is to provide an ultra-premium design experience for our clients. Each client’s interior reflects a completely distinctive approach – no two homes are alike. I am always thrilled to see the efforts of me and my team be professionally recognized.”   

The LUXE Interiors Magazine RED Award honors excellence, innovation and the best residential architecture, interior design and landscape architecture projects across the country. Casabella’s winning entry features extraordinary work on an outdoor living space in Dennis, Massachusetts complete with custom-designed poolside sectionals precisely placed for best ocean views, a stone fireplace, and state-of-the art outdoor kitchen.

For the CotY Award there were 80 projects submitted across eighteen categories. A panel of eleven independent reviewers judged the project entries in a blind evaluation. Casabella’s outdoor space took top honors for the combined mixture of poolside relaxation and luxury.

A stunning, fully reimagined bathroom overlooking the ocean took the top prize with America’s Property Awards as did Casabella’s captivating residential interior featuring a fetching queen size rope bed, custom kitchen cabinetry, and bespoke furnishings to lend the home a chic seaside feel.

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Casabella Interiors is a nationally recognized design firm

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Apple Carnegie Library wins American Architecture Award in restoration and renovation category

Architecture studio Foster + Partners has received an American Architecture Award for its renovation and revitalization of the Carnegie Library of Washington D.C., which now hosts Apple Carnegie Library.

Opened in 1903, the building served as Washington D.C.’s first public library and its first desegregated public building. The building, initially designed by Ackerman & Ross, is well known for its Beaux-Arts style that draws heavily from French neoclassicism, gothic, and Renaissance elements.

The building had fallen into disuse between the turn of the twenty-first century and 2017 when Apple began renovating the library into the city’s second Apple Store location, Apple Carnegie Library.

The renovation was undertaken by Foster + Partners, a British international architecture design headquartered in London. The renovation took approximately two years, with the location reopening in May 2019.

The interior has been renovated using materials fitting the historical surroundings and inspired by the distinctive twentieth-century detailing. It is also notable for its effort in sustainability — the building features reintroduced natural ventilation and “makes generous use of daylight,” according to the American Architecture Awards’ writeup.

Like many of Apple’s retail locations, Apple has hosted free “Today at Apple” sessions focused on photography, music production, coding, and videography within the store. Apple also filmed the first episode of “Oprah’s Book Club” for Apple TV+ at the location as well.

Also housed in the building is the D.C. History Center, located on the second floor, as well as the Carnegie Gallery, located in the basement.

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Olympic Stadium renovation wins Finlandia architecture award | Yle Uutiset


Olympiastadion on uusittu kauttaaltaan.
The renovation took into account the historical values and functionality of the building.

Image: Stadion-säätiö / Wellu Hämäläinen

The renovation of Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium, which included the addition of a multi-purpose extension and a new roof, has won the prestigious Finlandia Prize for Architecture.

The award often recognises the history and importance of older buildings in Finnish society, and last year’s winner was the modernist Serpentine House apartment complex, located in the Käpylä district of Helsinki.

Coincidentally, renowned Finnish architect Yrjö Lindegren was involved in the original design of both this year’s winner and last year’s. The 1938-constructed Olympic Stadium was designed by Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti, and was closed for four years while it underwent a major renovation, which was completed in August.

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Helsingin Olympiastadion uudistuksen jälkeen

The stadium’s capacity has been increased to 36,200.


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Juha Kivioja / Yle

The Finlandia Prize winner this year was chosen by singer-songwriter and actress Paula Vesala.

“This national monument is not just a statue to look at,” Vesala was quoted as saying in a press release. “The action that takes place within its walls form those special moments of our lives: highlights, tenacious training sessions, disappointments, sweat, charm, victories and defeats. Efforts have been made to take into account the needs of a diverse group of users, but on the terms of the old building.”

Vesala added that she was most impressed by how the protection and repair work was carried out on the stadium, which respected the original spirit and appearance of the functionalist building.

“The magic of the Olympic Stadium has not only been preserved, it has gained more brilliance,” she said.

Olympic Stadium’s colourful history

The renovation was planned by two architectural firms, K2S and Architects NRT, with architects Kimmo Lintula of K2S and Kari Raimoranta

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MOSS Building & Design Wins 2020 Chrysalis Regional Award for Kitchen Remodeling

CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — MOSS Building & Design is pleased to announce that it is the top winner in the 2020 Chrysalis Regional Award Category for Kitchen Remodeling for this stunningly modern, urban chic kitchen remodel in Oak Hill, Virginia. Continuing to set new standards of professionalism, 79 companies from across the United States were named winners for Remodeling Excellence this year, with entries judged on overall design, creative use of space and materials, and degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

“This was the first year [MOSS Building & Design] entered the awards, and to take home top honors on the first attempt is impressive,” says Ken Kanline, Director of the Awards.

MOSS Building & Design was tasked with a very specific vision for this kitchen remodel, transforming it from its original, standard look and feel to the more modern “urban loft style” that matched the design of the rest of the home. With an eye to a contemporary and almost minimalist design, the MOSS Building & Design team brought the client’s vision to reality, focusing on clean lines, eclectic and uniquely fabricated fixtures, and a stunning use of quartz on both the massive island and the walls, among other updates.

“Kitchens aren’t something that I understand…to watch the design team take those [ideas] and present those back to me into something that I could have never conceived and having them be brilliant was exciting. And then to watch that unfold into a beautiful building…was beyond exciting. It’s more than we had envisioned,” said the MOSS Building & Design client and homeowner. A full video of the remodel can be found here: https://youtu.be/7x4XGqXVqhk

MOSS Building & Design’s expert designers re-configured the space for better functionality, replacing the original cabinetry, appliances, countertops,

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