The 2016 R+D Awards

Introduction and Jury

Introduction and Jury

For the program's 10-year anniversary, the jury selected 14 projects, products, and technologies that address large- and local-scale issues.

Award: BayArc

Award: BayArc

To counter the havoc that storm surges can wreak in coastal areas along the San Francisco Bay, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill zeroes in on the source of the problem.

Award: Cricket Shelter and Farm

Award: Cricket Shelter and Farm

Terreform ONE creates a new building typology that can endure natural disasters and climate change while feeding the planet.

Award: LELU Exit Sign

Award: LELU Exit Sign

Interloop—Architecture saw an opportunity to rework the much-begrudged object required in every building.

Award: Tally

Award: Tally

To help architects gauge the carbon footprint of their projects, KieranTimberlake created an Autodesk Revit plug-in that can inform decision-making when it matters most—during design.

Award: The Tower at PNC Plaza

Award: The Tower at PNC Plaza

Designed by Gensler, the 33-story, LEED Platinum certified structure in Pittsburgh relies on natural ventilation for 42 percent of the year.

Citation: Chicago Horizon

Citation: Chicago Horizon

Ultramoderne and Guy Nordenson and Associates team up to build an expansive timber pavilion that exhibits thoughtfulness in even the smallest details.

Citation: Nanobiome Building Skin

Citation: Nanobiome Building Skin

Michael K Chen Architecture turned to science to perfect the design of a green wall in Manhattan.

Citation: Pulled Plaster Panels

Citation: Pulled Plaster Panels

Young Projects takes a modern spin—literally—on conventional crown molding to craft a stunning, geometric wall finish.

Citation: Spray-On House

Citation: Spray-On House

After years of mock-ups and tests, Patrick Tighe Architecture is close to realizing a residential building made mostly of spray foam.

Citation: Vegas Altas Congress Center

Citation: Vegas Altas Congress Center

Pancorbo + de Villar + Chacón + Martín Robles craft a striking veil from recycled cables to soften the silhouette of their concrete cube building.

Honorable Mention: Blooming Bamboo House

Honorable Mention: Blooming Bamboo House

H&P Architects doubles down on bamboo to develop a housing prototype that can endure a range of natural disasters.

Honorable Mention: Grove

Honorable Mention: Grove

GLD Architecture's whimsical installation for curious passersby represents a significant step in architectural form-making.

Honorable Mention: Infundibuliforms—Kinetic Cable Net Surfaces

Honorable Mention: Infundibuliforms—Kinetic Cable Net Surfaces

In the nascent world of dynamic architecture, RVTR and Matter Design utilize algorithms and 3D printing to design an experimental and adaptable surface.

Honorable Mention: Timber Waste Modular Unit

Honorable Mention: Timber Waste Modular Unit

Boston-based IKD assembles a new building block from wood typically found in the scrap pile.

Projects

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

Regeneracion Regeneracion

Sasaki Associates

Rock Chapel Marine Rock Chapel Marine

Landing Studio

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