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.


Taubman Complex Taubman Complex

Morphosis Architects, Albert Kahn Associates

The Woodman's Treehouse The Woodman's Treehouse

Brownlie Ernst and Marks

Louverwall Café and Residence Louverwall Café and Residence

Architecture of Novel Differentiation

White Walls White Walls

Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Villa 131 Villa 131

Bracket Design Studio

Rodin 33 Rodin 33

Carlos Marin

PS96X Addition PS96X Addition

MDSzerbaty+Associates Architecture LLC

Allianz Tower Allianz Tower

Arata Isozaki & Associates, Andrea Maffei Architects

Hankook Tire R+D Centre Hankook Tire R+D Centre

Foster + Partners

East 5th Street East 5th Street

Touloukian Touloukian

China Philharmonic Hall China Philharmonic Hall

MAD Architects

Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre

Patkau Architects, Kearns Mancini Architects

UTEC Lima Campus UTEC Lima Campus

Grafton Architects

Tower 41 Tower 41

Alberto Kalach

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