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

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