Creativity, diversity and innovation were captured in the American Standard Design Award (ASDA) 2022, a bathroom space design competition organised by LIXIL for year two tertiary design students in the Asia Pacific region. Themed Purposeful Design – Transforming The Way We Live, the competition seeks to promote the user-centric design philosophy that guides the American Standard brand in delivering dependable bathroom solutions that combine thoughtful designs and innovative technologies.

“ASDA provides participants with opportunities to share their ideas with experienced and influential creative professionals and industry experts. By interacting with them, they get feedback and first-hand advice on how to make their work more compelling,” says Antoine Besseyre Des Horts, Leader, LIXIL Global Design, Asia.

This year, ASDA received over 2800 registrations from Australia, Cambodia, India, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam across two categories: Residential Bathroom Space Design and Hospitality Bathroom Space Design.

Entries were carefully evaluated by an esteemed judging panel comprising of 39 industry experts, who are partners of established architectural firms, professional architects and notable interior designers from Asia Pacific. Out of all the competing entries, two emerged as APAC Grand Winners and 14 were named National Winners across the two categories that reflect emerging lifestyles trends of urbanisation, and health and well-being

Grand Prize Winners

Residential Bathroom Space Design category
Lê Đức Thịnh | Ha Noi University of Civil Engineering (Vietnam)

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Defying the traditional concept that bathrooms should be hidden, this winning design concept purposefully and seamlessly integrates the bathroom into the limited space in urban homes. The bathroom is placed near the entrance of the apartment, making it convenient to wash hands while creating a new access path to the kitchen. “The design is intended to optimise usable area by separating each basic function of washbasin, toilet and bathroom so that they can be used simultaneously and cleaned easily,” says Lê Đức Thịnh. An ‘art block’ motif that is a melange of stylised curtain and lacquer painting covers the toilet area, while adding interest to the overall apartment interior. Architect Jojo says Lê Đức Thịnh’s design “boosts the usability and convenience of the various functions while realistically addressing the challenges of family living in a typically compact residential urban environment.”

Hospitality Bathroom Space Design Category
Teeragiat Sukyoo | Assumption University (Thailand)

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Drawing inspiration from the struggles in battling the COVID-19 pandemic, this winning design concept incorporates innovative hygiene features – from surfaces to products – that ensure the highest level of hygiene and comfort for hotel guests, and minimal cleaning effort for housekeeping staff. To enhance the bathroom’s value even more, “the washbasin features a function that could reuse water for plant watering,” says Terragiat Sukyoo. Judge Saivipa Patpongpibul adds that he answered the brief impeccably with “his sensitive design, innovative material considerations and passive cleaning system, all while applying a calming and modern design sensibility to his work.”

National 1st Prize Winners

Residential Bathroom Space Design Category

Jannine Christensen, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)

Chheng Panharith, Tianjin University (Cambodia)

Ayushi Tilak, L.S. Raheja School Of Architecture (India)

JR Caberte, University of Santo Tomas (Philippines)

Rossalinda, Raffles Design Institute (Singapore)

Somyos Wiangkamfa, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna -Payap Campus (Thailand)

Lê Đức Thịnh, Ha Noi University of Civil Engineering (Vietnam)

National 1st Prize Winners

Hospitality Bathroom Space Design Category

Jannine Christensen, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)

UCH Yuvanara, American University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Aastha Golecha, Rachna Sansad School Of Interior Design (India)

Oliver Jaison Juria of University of the Philippines Diliman (Philippines)

Choi Jong Hyeok of Raffles Design Institute (Singapore)

Teeragiat Sukyoo, Assumption University (Thailand)

Nguyễn Phước Kiệt, University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

“It is heartening to see young designers leveraging purposeful design in their approach to envision tangible solutions that answered our briefs. With their fresh ideas and perspectives, their works demonstrate how purposeful design can transform the way we live, today and in the future,” concludes Antoine Besseyre Des Horts.

More information on the young designers and their winning works is available on the ASDA website at asda.americanstandard-apac.com/winners

To learn more about American Standard, please visit www.americanstandard-apac.com

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