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  • Honorable Mention: Timber Tower Research Project

    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill believes that a high-rise made of engineered wood would be better for the environment. Now they have to convince everyone else.

  • Citation: C-Lith

    Area explores the potential of carbon fiber, a lightweight, high-strength material.

  • Citation: New York City Streetlight

    The Office for Visual Interaction, Thomas Phifer and Partners, and Werner Sobek bring beauty and efficiency to a ubiquitous fixture.

  • Award: Breaking the Mold

    HouMinn Practice creates one-off panels with minimal waste, energy, and material.

  • Award: Afterhouse

    A task force recommended that the city of Detroit demolish 40,000 dilapidated houses to stave off continuing blight. Archolab has a better and more cost-efficient plan.

  • Award: Exo Structural Tower

    Do|Su Studio Architecture founder Doris Sung aims to create smart architecture that can self-assemble.

  • Award: Building Bytes

    DesignLabWorkshop founder Brian Peters brings the simple brick into the age of digital modeling and parametric scripting.

  • Award: NYC Loop

    FXFowle Architects reinvents the phone booth for the 21st century.

  • Award: One Fold

    Patkau Architects creates shelter from sheet metal in one elegant move.

  • The 2014 R+D Awards

    The jury picked nine projects, products, and processes as winners in this year's competition.