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

Sunday House Sunday House

Teeland Architects

Aitoku Kindergarten Aitoku Kindergarten

Kengo Kuma & Associates

Flotsam & Jetsam Flotsam & Jetsam

SHoP Architects

Faena Forum Faena Forum

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

New Permanent Garden New Permanent Garden

6a Architects, Gabriel Orozco

Blakeburn Blakeburn

A449 Architects

Sluishuis Sluishuis

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Barcode Architects

Fold House Fold House

Bossley Architects

Skardsøya Cottage Skardsøya Cottage

TYIN Tegnestue Architects

Atlas Hotel Hoian Atlas Hotel Hoian

Vo Trong Nghia Architects

West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium

Architecture Research Office (ARO), Heery International

M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity

Edouard Francois

The Courtower Houses The Courtower Houses

Hashim Sarkis Studios

Maison du Sport Vaudois Maison du Sport Vaudois

Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann Architects

Aro Hā Retreat Aro Hā Retreat

Tennent Brown Architects

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