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

Finsbury Leisure Centre Finsbury Leisure Centre

Pollard Thomas Edwards

Blue Current DC Blue Current DC

CallisonRTKL

Clover House Clover House

MAD Architects

House MM House MM

OHLAB

52 Cubic 52 Cubic

JOSEP + Atelier Haumer

Utsikten Viewpoint Utsikten Viewpoint

Code Arkitektur

House P House P

Gangoly & Kristiner

K-House K-House

Office OU

H3 House H3 House

Luciano Kruk

Beus Center for Law and Society Beus Center for Law and Society

Ennead Architects, Jones Studio

Linear Cabin Linear Cabin

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Cloud Pavilion Cloud Pavilion

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

The Grove at Grand Bay The Grove at Grand Bay

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Tamalpais Residence Tamalpais Residence

Zack | De Vito Architecture

The Innovation Curve The Innovation Curve

Form4 Architecture

York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal

De Matos Ryan

One Family Under a Wireless Roof One Family Under a Wireless Roof

HARA Design Institute

MGM National Harbor MGM National Harbor

HKS Architects, SmithGroup JJR

Tanada Terrace Office Tanada Terrace Office

Atelier Bow-Wow

Grand Third Living Room Grand Third Living Room

Kengo Kuma & Associates

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