The 2015 R+D Awards

ARCHITECT R+D Awards 2015

The 2015 R+D Awards

The jury recognized nine risk-taking projects, products, and technologies in this year's competition.

Ball-Nogues Studio Pulp Pavilion

First Award: Pulp Pavilion

Ball-Nogues Studio put years of exploration on the line by debuting its experimental construction material and method at one of the world's largest music festivals.

Partisans Bar Raval

Award: Bar Raval

Through custom toolpaths and real-time trouble-shooting, Partisans realizes a Toronto bar that looks better in real life than on the screen.

Synthesis Design + Architecture Pure Tension Pavilion

Award: Pure Tension Pavilion

Synthesis Design + Architecture combines digital modeling and hand stitching to create a multifunctional pavilion for a multi-fuel car.

Eric Owen Moss Architects Bands

Citation: Bands

Eric Owen Moss Architects eschews the Cartesian coordinate system to design an exoskeleton that speaks to the building's use.

Both Landscape and Architecture Breathe Brick

Citation: Breathe Brick

With its patent-pending product, Both Landscape and Architecture believes buildings can inherently improve indoor air quality worldwide.

Rust Belt Robotics Group Co-Robotics and Construction: OSCR 1-4 Prototypes

Citation: Co-Robotics and Construction: OSCR 1-4 Prototypes

The Rust Belt Robotics Group at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, is developing humanoid robots to assist—but not replace—construction crews.

Teeple Architects Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

Citation: Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

Teeple Architects created custom laminated plywood nodes to support their angular timber structure and design.

Citation: Queen Richmond Centre West

Citation: Queen Richmond Centre West

Toronto-based Sweeny &Co Architects designed custom mega delta frames to elevate an 11-story office building 80 feet above the city’s historic downtown.

McClain Clutter Radical Railbanking

Citation: Radical Railbanking

McLain Clutter, director of the design and research practice Master of None, purposefully misuses geographic information systems to manipulate geodemographic data and coalesce disparate communities in Detroit.

Projects

Prism Tower Prism Tower

Christian de Portzamparc

CitySpaces MicroPAD CitySpaces MicroPAD

Panoramic Interests

Burrawong House Burrawong House

Bijl Architecture

S:t Erik Indoor Park S:t Erik Indoor Park

Utopia Arkitekter

The Big Bend The Big Bend

Oiio Studio

Lincoln Park House Lincoln Park House

HBRA Architects

Bosjes Chapel Bosjes Chapel

Steyn Studio

One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

Studios Architecture

1 Hillside 1 Hillside

Tim Cuppett Architects

Concrete at Alserkal Avenue Concrete at Alserkal Avenue

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Shaolin Flying Monks Temple Shaolin Flying Monks Temple

Mailitis Architects

New York at Its Core New York at Its Core

Studio Joseph

Oberholz Mountain Hut Oberholz Mountain Hut

Peter Pichler Architecture

Giacomo Zanella Primary School Giacomo Zanella Primary School

Giulia de Appolonia

De Maria Pavilion De Maria Pavilion

Gluckman Tang Architects

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