July 2016 Table of Contents

2016 R+D Awards
The 2016 R+D Awards 2016 R+D Awards The 2016 R+D Awards

For the program's 10-year anniversary, the jury selected 14 projects, products, and technologies that address large- and local-scale issues. Read more

R+D Award: Cricket Shelter—Modular Edible Insect Farm 2016 R+D Awards R+D Award: Cricket Shelter—Modular Edible Insect Farm

Terreform ONE creates a new building typology that can endure natural disasters and climate change while feeding the planet. Read more

R+D Award: BayArc, a Tidal Responsive Barrier 2016 R+D Awards R+D Award: BayArc, a Tidal Responsive Barrier

To counter the havoc that storm surges can wreak in coastal areas along the San Francisco Bay, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill zeroes in on the source of the problem. Read more

R+D Award: The Tower at PNC Plaza 2016 R+D Awards R+D Award: The Tower at PNC Plaza

Designed by Gensler, the 33-story, LEED Platinum certified structure in Pittsburgh relies on natural ventilation for 42 percent of the year. Read more

R+D Award: LELU Exit Sign 2016 R+D Awards R+D Award: LELU Exit Sign

Interloop—Architecture saw an opportunity to rework the much-begrudged object required in every building. Read more

R+D Award: Tally, an App for Assessing Environmental Impact 2016 R+D Awards R+D Award: Tally, an App for Assessing Environmental Impact

To help architects gauge the carbon footprint of their projects, KieranTimberlake created an Autodesk Revit plug-in that can inform decision-making when it matters most—during design. Read more

R+D Awards Citation: Pulled Plaster Panels 2016 R+D Awards R+D Awards Citation: Pulled Plaster Panels

Young Projects takes a modern spin—literally—on conventional crown molding to craft a stunning, geometric wall finish. Read more

R+D Awards Citation: Chicago Horizon 2016 R+D Awards R+D Awards Citation: Chicago Horizon

Ultramoderne and Guy Nordenson and Associates team up to build an expansive timber pavilion that exhibits thoughtfulness in even the smallest details. Read more

R+D Awards Citation: Spray-On House 2016 R+D Awards R+D Awards Citation: Spray-On House

After years of mock-ups and tests, Patrick Tighe Architecture is close to realizing a residential building made mostly of spray foam. Read more

R+D Awards Citation: Vegas Altas Congress Center and Auditorium 2016 R+D Awards R+D Awards Citation: Vegas Altas Congress Center and Auditorium

Pancorbo + de Villar + Chacón + Martín Robles craft a striking veil from recycled cables to soften the silhouette of their concrete cube building. Read more

R+D Awards Citation: Nanobiome Building Skin 2016 R+D Awards R+D Awards Citation: Nanobiome Building Skin

Michael K Chen Architecture turned to science to perfect the design of a green wall in Manhattan. Read more

R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Infundibuliforms—Kinetic Tensile Surface Environments 2016 R+D Awards R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Infundibuliforms—Kinetic Tensile Surface Environments

In the nascent world of dynamic architecture, RVTR and Matter Design utilize algorithms and 3D printing to design an experimental and adaptable surface. Read more

R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Timber Waste Modular Unit 2016 R+D Awards R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Timber Waste Modular Unit

Boston-based IKD assembles a new building block from wood typically found in the scrap pile. Read more

R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Grove 2016 R+D Awards R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Grove

GLD Architecture's whimsical installation for curious passersby represents a significant step in architectural form-making. Read more

R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Blooming Bamboo House 2016 R+D Awards R+D Awards Honorable Mention: Blooming Bamboo House

H&P Architects doubles down on bamboo to develop a housing prototype that can endure a range of natural disasters. Read more

Buildings
Enough House Enough House

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Read more

Features
Is Columbus's Modernist Legacy at Risk? Historic Preservation Is Columbus's Modernist Legacy at Risk?

Columbus, Ind., has one of the most celebrated concentrations of midcentury architecture in the country. But without any preservation laws, can the city protect that legacy? Read more

The Frankfurt Concerts of Daniel Libeskind Culture The Frankfurt Concerts of Daniel Libeskind

The Alte Oper commissioned the architect to stage a 24-hour concert series. Ian Volner tagged along. Read more

Inside the Newly Restored Yale Center for British Art Historic Preservation Inside the Newly Restored Yale Center for British Art

Joseph Giovannini considers Louis Kahn's original "sins," and why they might actually serve as a precedent for other architects. Read more

Residential
A Modular House Built with Chicken Wire and Cement Mortar Residential Projects A Modular House Built with Chicken Wire and Cement Mortar

Indian architect Anupama Kundoo designed the Full Fill Home prototype, currently on display at the Venice Architecture Biennale, to be built quickly, withstand seismic loads, and require minimal furniture. Read more

These Interior Finishes are Geometric Gems Products These Interior Finishes are Geometric Gems

A credenza beyond comparison, and more eye-catching furnishings and finishes to punch up interior spaces. Read more

Will Your Project Happen? UC Berkeley Has an App for That Housing Development Will Your Project Happen? UC Berkeley Has an App for That

The Terner Center for Housing Innovation recently launched a web-based calculator designed to compute the probability that a residential project will be developed as well as the impact policy changes could have on housing production. Read more

Tech + Practice
Hacking Charrettes to Improve Collaboration Best Practices Hacking Charrettes to Improve Collaboration

What architects can learn from the tech sector's standby brainstorming tactic. Read more

Best Practice Architecture and Design Next Progressives Best Practice Architecture and Design

The Seattle-based firm brings in a network of artists to add locally crafted touches to its work. Read more

La Cigarra Café Entry Pavilion Innovative Detail La Cigarra Café Entry Pavilion

To create the structure's organically shaped skin from thousands of elm strips, Spanish architect Tomás Amat worked side by side with artist Manolo Garcia. Read more

Seven Metal Accents to Make Interiors and Exteriors Shine Products Seven Metal Accents to Make Interiors and Exteriors Shine

Ceiling grilles, shower drains, and pendants round out this selection of metallic fixtures and finishes with an eye toward detail. Read more

AIA Architect
Community Centric AIA Voices Community Centric

Designing with the world in mind. Read more

Investing in Urban Ideas AIA Now Investing in Urban Ideas

Winning projects from evolving cities. Read more

The Pro Bono Payoff AIA Feature The Pro Bono Payoff

Providing free architectural services can be tough, but firms say the benefits make it worthwhile. Read more

Driving Positive Change with Playgrounds AIA Collaboration Driving Positive Change with Playgrounds

How a youth organization inspires neighborhoods to improve. Read more

Beyond the Classroom, Beyond Borders AIA Design Beyond the Classroom, Beyond Borders

The Yale Urban Design Workshop brings community design to towns across Connecticut and to places riven by war and nature. Read more

Conductor or Soloist? AIA Perspective Conductor or Soloist?

Determining the value of the architect’s involvement. Read more

Editorial
When the Boss Wants You Dead Ethics When the Boss Wants You Dead

In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, architects can help make the AEC industry more inclusive of their LGBT colleagues. Read more

Projects

Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building

Richärd+Bauer Architecture, GLHN Architects & Engineers

St. Ann's Warehouse St. Ann's Warehouse

Marvel Architects

Cleveland Civic Core Cleveland Civic Core

LMN Architects

Regeneracion Regeneracion

Sasaki Associates

Rock Chapel Marine Rock Chapel Marine

Landing Studio

Writers Theatre Writers Theatre

Studio Gang Architects

Claire T. Carney Library Claire T. Carney Library

designLAB Architects, Austin Architects

Pinterest Headquarters Pinterest Headquarters

IwamotoScott Architecture, Brereton Architects

Reinventing Vilonia Reinventing Vilonia

University of Arkansas Community Design Center -- University of Arkansas School of...

In Situ In Situ

Aidlin Darling Design

Rainbow Room Rainbow Room

Gabellini Sheppard Associates

Carmel Place Carmel Place

nARCHITECTS

Aspen Art Museum Aspen Art Museum

Shigeru Ban Architects

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