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

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

NRJA

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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