Table of Contents February 2014
Factory-built homes have gotten the hype, writes Christopher Hawthorne, but modular’s true potential may lie in building tall.
Hollywood came calling, but Skylab Architecture didn’t sell out. The firm is building its practice by bringing the same rigorous ideals to every project.
Kaohsiung, Taiwan / RUR Architecture. Award.
Mexico City / Rojkind Arquitectos. Citation.
Tianjin, China / Steven Holl Architects. First Award.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada / Allied Works Architecture. Merit.
Out of more than 150 submissions, this year's jurors recognized 10 progressive projects, each with a holistic approach to design with an eye toward practical realization.
Albuquerque, N.M. / Eric Owen Moss Architects. Honorable Mention.
Montreal / Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / Hughes Condon Marler Architects. Citation.
Los Angeles / Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. Citation.
Fayetteville, Ark. / University of Arkansas Community Design Center. Honorable Mention.
Patagonia, Argentina / Xefirotarch / Hernan Diaz Alonso. Honorable Mention.
Melbourne, Australia / John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration
Sanjay Puri Architects created the dizzying interior wood finish of the Auriga restaurant in Mumbai, India, with no software, but rather a pencil tied to a stick.
A floating concrete walkway by Mateo Arquitectura is intended to be invisible to visitors to the Cultural Center in Castelo Branco, Portugal.
The maker of the reigning precision knife is at work on a product designed to limit trips to the emergency room by its bleary-eyed users. We review the updates to the iconic design tool since its happenstance inception in the 1930s, more than three-quarters of a century ago.
Researchers and designers are rendering wood to be increasingly resilient, adding new uses—from tall buildings to microfibers—for the classic building material.
Exhibits Books Etc.