The 2013 R+D Awards

First Award Winner: Morphfaux

First Award Winner: Morphfaux

Eschewing the flatness of conventional building walls, Archolab is revitalizing the centuries-old craft of plasterwork with help from—what else?—a robot.

Winner: Num Num Flatware

Winner: Num Num Flatware

Design and planning firm NADAAA tackled a problem that hungered for a solution: Create a collection of utensils that looks good and performs even better.

Winner: Green Roof Vegetation Study

Winner: Green Roof Vegetation Study

KieranTimberlake dares to investigate the condition of vegetative roofs years after they’re exposed to the real world.

Winner: EcoMod

Winner: EcoMod

The University of Virginia is redefining the notion of high-performance, modular housing, beginning in the neighborhoods that need it most.

Winner: Wireless Sensor Network

Winner: Wireless Sensor Network

The basic steps to improving building performance—add insulation, update windows, etc.—are obvious, but KieranTimberlake wanted to prove that they work.

Winner: Electroform(alism)

Winner: Electroform(alism)

With computer-derived geometries and a love for craft, Akoaki found new architectural applications for a 19th-century technique.

Winner: AEC-Apps

Winner: AEC-Apps

Now, more than ever before, innovation in architecture is happening in the digital world, as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Case Design’s new network demonstrates.

Winner: Artaic Innovative Mosaic

Winner: Artaic Innovative Mosaic

The beauty of a mosaic mural was only enhanced by the inherent understanding of the painstaking effort behind its creation. That is, until Artaic came along.

Projects

AIDS Memorial AIDS Memorial

Studio ai Architects

German School Madrid German School Madrid

Grüntuch Ernst Architects

The Point The Point

Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt

Evering Road Evering Road

Scenario Architecture

Shoji Screen House Shoji Screen House

Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates

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

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