2007 R+D Awards

First Annual R + D Awards

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.

LOOM founder Ralph Nelson was one of the primary investigators on the research project that developed 12 unique patterns and profiles for the concrete masonry unit.

12 Blocks

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

Led by Frano Violich and Sheila Kenned, the project team conducted research on the properties and capabilities of photovoltaic (PV) cells.looking at how soft PV cells can be woven into a malleable fabric.

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.

The Riddled Furniture series was designed for manufacture by the Italian furniture company Horm by Nick Gelpi and Steven Holl of Steven Holl Architects.

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.

James Timberlake and Stephen Kieran lead a practice that has conducted a research study into active façades over a series of projects.

Lightweight Facade Systems

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

The design team at Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects was led by Peter van der Meulen, John Breshears, and Mark Perepelitza (left to right).

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?

Projects

Bajalta California Bajalta California

SHoP Architects

2016 Venice Biennale: Australian Pavilion 2016 Venice Biennale: Australian Pavilion

Denton Corker Marshall, Aileen Sage Architects

Lake Michigan Beach Cottage Lake Michigan Beach Cottage

Ramsey Jones Architects

Mountain House Mountain House

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee Art Museum

HGA Architects and Engineers

WTS Paradigm WTS Paradigm

Eppstein Uhen Architects

Guest House Garden Pavilion Guest House Garden Pavilion

Vetter Denk Architecture

Redux House Redux House

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Linear Cabin Linear Cabin

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

685 First Avenue 685 First Avenue

Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Thamesmead Civic Quarter Thamesmead Civic Quarter

Proctor and Matthews, Mecanoo

The Nord Family Greenway The Nord Family Greenway

Sasaki Associates

Halifax Central Library Halifax Central Library

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

2016 Venice Biennale: Irish Pavilion, "Losing Myself" 2016 Venice Biennale: Irish Pavilion, "Losing Myself"

Níall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou

UNIC UNIC

MAD Architects

Biesbosch Museum Biesbosch Museum

Studio Marco Vermeulen

Dijon Concrete Housings Dijon Concrete Housings

Ateliers O-S Architectes

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