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

The Spiral The Spiral

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Elytra Filament Pavilion Elytra Filament Pavilion

Achim Menges, Moritz Dörstelmann

Knoll Houston Offices and Showroom Knoll Houston Offices and Showroom

Architecture Research Office (ARO)

Arnhem Station Arnhem Station

UNStudio

The Cube, Beirut The Cube, Beirut

Orange Architects

City Market at O City Market at O

Shalom Baranes Associates Architects

Forest City Forest City

LSM Studio

1200 17th Street NW 1200 17th Street NW

ZGF Architects

Zoh Laguna Zoh Laguna

Escobedo Solíz Studio

Mi Casita Mi Casita

KUBE Architecture

Mextropoli Mextropoli

Escobedo Solíz Studio

Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Gottlieb Paludan Architects

ZAC Rive Gauche ZAC Rive Gauche

SeArch, Atelier Phileas, LA Architectures

Wasp House Wasp House

Tropical Space Co.

CKK Jordanki CKK Jordanki

Fernando Menis Architecture

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