The 2014 R+D Awards

2014 R+D Awards

2014 R+D Awards

The jury picked nine projects, products, and processes as winners in this year's competition.

Award: One Fold

Award: One Fold

Patkau Architects creates shelter from sheet metal in one elegant move.

Award: NYC Loop

Award: NYC Loop

FXFowle Architects reinvents the phone booth for the 21st century.

Award: Building Bytes

Award: Building Bytes

DesignLabWorkshop founder Brian Peters brings the simple brick into the age of digital modeling and parametric scripting.

The Exo Structural Tower was built based on intuition and physical mock-ups, but Do|Su Studio Architecture hopes to develop digital data models to optimize the material thickness, dimensions, and shape of each piece in the assembly.

Award: Exo Structural Tower

Do|Su Studio Architecture founder Doris Sung aims to create smart architecture that can self-assemble.

Award: Afterhouse

Award: Afterhouse

A task force recommended that the city of Detroit demolish 40,000 dilapidated houses to stave off continuing blight. Archolab has a better and more cost-efficient plan.

Award: Breaking the Mold

Award: Breaking the Mold

HouMinn Practice creates one-off panels with minimal waste, energy, and material.

Citation: New York City Streetlight

Citation: New York City Streetlight

The Office for Visual Interaction, Thomas Phifer and Partners, and Werner Sobek bring beauty and efficiency to a ubiquitous fixture.

Citation: C-Lith

Citation: C-Lith

Area explores the potential of carbon fiber, a lightweight, high-strength material.

Honorable Mention: Timber Tower Research Project

Honorable Mention: Timber Tower Research Project

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill believes that a high-rise made of engineered wood would be better for the environment. Now they have to convince everyone else.


House in Pasárgada House in Pasárgada

MASV – Amália Vieira Arquitetura

Municipal Gym of Salamanca Municipal Gym of Salamanca

Carreño Sartori Arquitectos

Light Box Light Box

ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects

Tour & Taxis Tour & Taxis

Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Crescent H Residence Crescent H Residence

Carney Logan Burke Architects

Rock & Branch Rock & Branch

Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Continuous Interior Continuous Interior

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Dunn House Dunn House

The Practice of Everyday Design

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Barcode Architects

The Word The Word

FaulknerBrowns Architects

Red Ice Red Ice


Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building

Richärd+Bauer Architecture, GLHN Architects & Engineers

St. Ann's Warehouse St. Ann's Warehouse

Marvel Architects

Cleveland Civic Core Cleveland Civic Core

LMN Architects

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