2011 R+D Awards

2011 R+D Awards

2011 R+D Awards

The fifth annual R+D Awards jury chose 12 winners that exemplify innovation in architectural systems technology.

A completed home in Yucca Valley, Calif., built using the Blue Sky Frame, a light-gauge, pregalvanized steel moment-frame system.

Winner: The Blue Sky Frame

Designers: Blue Sky Frame Systems

China World Trade Center: Glass Fins

Winner: Performative Envelope Lab

Designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Winner: Solar Enclosure for Water Reuse

Winner: Solar Enclosure for Water Reuse

Designers: Center for Architecture Science and Ecology

Stormglass closeup.

Winner: Stormglass

Designers: Ply Architecture

Accoya Wood is softwood that is given the properties of tropical hardwood.

Citation: Accoya Wood

Manufacturer: Accsys Technologies

Chamfered PointSix Durastand Flooring solves the problem of swelling in weathered flooring.

Citation: PointSix Durastand Flooring

Manufacturer: Ainsworth Engineered

The LED Handrail System at the Per C waterfront park in Hoboken, N.J.

Citation: LED Handrail System

Designers: James Carpenter Design Associates

The Solar Sandwich roofing system contains a solar thermal system in an otherwise ordinary roofing system.

Citation: Solar Sandwich

Manufacturer: Englert

The Sanicubic Classic is a grinder system that reduces solids in the wastewater system.

Citation: Sanicubic Classic

Manufacturer: Saniflo

Taktl is an ultrahigh-performance concrete formula that uses local materials for a range of applications.

Citation: Taktl

Manufacturer: Taktl

Projects

Feltrinelli Porta Volta Feltrinelli Porta Volta

Herzog & de Meuron

Laidley Street Residence Laidley Street Residence

Designed by Michael Hennessey Architecture in San Francisco, this compact, Custom...

Westlight Westlight

TEN Arquitectos

Engel & Völkers Headquarters and STRANDHAUS Engel & Völkers Headquarters and STRANDHAUS

Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Vessel Vessel

Heatherwick Studio

Soundport Headquarters Soundport Headquarters

Foster + Partners

G.R.O.W G.R.O.W

Alex Loh

Breiavatnet Lanterna Breiavatnet Lanterna

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, SJ Arkitekter

Blumenhaus Blumenhaus

Wiel Arets Architects

Kin[a]esthetics Kin[a]esthetics

Jonathan Izen

The Academy The Academy

James Skimin

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