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

The series of instructional drawings outlines the steps to create the bundles of cattail, phragmite, and turkeyfoot that create the final result: a digitally fabricated thatch pavilion.

Winner: Hair, Spikes, Cattail, and Turkeyfoot

Designer: Wei-Han Vivian Lee

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

Albert and Edith Adelman Residence RestorationAlbert and Edith Adelman Residence Restoration

The Kubala Washatko Architects Inc.

Clover HouseClover House

MAD Architects

Hunters Point Community LibraryHunters Point Community Library

Steven Holl Architects

Chambre de Métiers et de l’ArtisanatChambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat

KAAN Architecten, PRANLAS-DESCOURS Architect & Associates

COTE Top Ten Students: Verdant CityCOTE Top Ten Students: Verdant City

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Country EstateCountry Estate

Roger Ferris + Partners

PterodactylPterodactyl

Culver City, Calif. Eric Owen Moss Architects.

Elizabeth IIElizabeth II

Bates Masi + Architects

Esfera City CenterEsfera City Center

Zaha Hadid Architects

Staab ResidenceStaab Residence

Chen + Suchart Studio

Gammel Hellerup Sports & Arts ExpansionGammel Hellerup Sports & Arts Expansion

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

East HouseEast House

Peter Rose + Partners

National Center for Civil and Human RightsNational Center for Civil and Human Rights

Atlanta. The Freelon Group and HOK.

Family RetreatFamily Retreat

Salmela Architect

Pleated HousePleated House

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Nhow Amsterdam RAINhow Amsterdam RAI

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

New Central LibraryNew Central Library

Architectus, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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