HONORARY AWARDS - Emerging Designer of the Year - Long listed for FRAME Awards 2019
Hong Kong helped Acuna build a creative Design career through his Pan-Asian lifestyle projects, which eventually segued into the establishment of a small Architecture-Interior's based design studio in 2015-2016 now based in Hong Kong and Manila. This new office, named JJ Acuna / Bespoke Studio, has within its less than three years of operation, designed about 14 lifestyle projects in total, with about 10 more projects undergoing various stages of completion. LINK
Silver Winner - Hong Kong Design Awards 2016
The Elephant Grounds Coffee flagship in Hong Kong's chic Star Street Precinct by JJA / Bespoke Architecture, immediately transformed the character of its own site and surrounding neighborhood, through the passive performance of the design's warm timber-based materials with an emphasis on spatial transparency through indoor-outdoor oriented planning. LINK
Silver Winner - Hong Kong Design Awards 2017
Elephant Grounds Mid Levels in Hong Kong worked towards creating a homely experience for guests, through the creation of atmosphere and experiences reminiscent of home-style living. This was accomplished through the sequence of 'moments' created to promote a home-style environment.