2007 R+D Awards

 

2007 R+D Awards

  • 12 Blocks

    The Challenge: How can the standard concrete masonry unit be re-examined, renewed, and ultimately improved?

     
  • Soft House

    Kennedy & Violich Architecture took a radical first step in designing the Soft House, replacing many of the hard wall surfaces of a standard prefabricated house with movable curtains that contain embedded nanotechnology and thin-film photovoltaics.

     
  • Riddled Furniture

    The concept of porosity has been a favorite point of exploration in the buildings of Steven Holl Architects, so applying that concept at the scale of furniture seems like a natural progression for the firm.

     
  • Lightweight Facade Systems

    KieranTimberlake Associates has developed a strategy to achieve high performance in lightweight facade systems.

     
  • Atrium Daylight Control System

    The Challenge: What kind of system would allow light into an atrium, without casting glare on adjacent work spaces, at the new EPA regional headquarters in Denver?

     
  • First Annual R + D Awards

    It is all too easy, when looking at a finished project, product, or building, to forget that it took a massive effort to reach that point of refined completion.

     
 
 

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