The 2013 R+D Awards

The 2013 R+D Awards

The 2013 R+D Awards

Now in its seventh year, the annual awards program had one First Award and seven winners that celebrate the current culture of exploration in architecture in which anything and everything is possible.

First Award Winner: Morphfaux

First Award Winner: Morphfaux

Eschewing the flatness of conventional building walls, Archolab is revitalizing the centuries-old craft of plasterwork with help from—what else?—a robot.

Winner: Num Num Flatware

Winner: Num Num Flatware

Design and planning firm NADAAA tackled a problem that hungered for a solution: Create a collection of utensils that looks good and performs even better.

Winner: Green Roof Vegetation Study

Winner: Green Roof Vegetation Study

KieranTimberlake dares to investigate the condition of vegetative roofs years after they’re exposed to the real world.

Winner: EcoMod

Winner: EcoMod

The University of Virginia is redefining the notion of high-performance, modular housing, beginning in the neighborhoods that need it most.

Winner: Wireless Sensor Network

Winner: Wireless Sensor Network

The basic steps to improving building performance—add insulation, update windows, etc.—are obvious, but KieranTimberlake wanted to prove that they work.

Winner: Electroform(alism)

Winner: Electroform(alism)

With computer-derived geometries and a love for craft, Akoaki found new architectural applications for a 19th-century technique.

Winner: AEC-Apps

Winner: AEC-Apps

Now, more than ever before, innovation in architecture is happening in the digital world, as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Case Design’s new network demonstrates.

Winner: Artaic Innovative Mosaic

Winner: Artaic Innovative Mosaic

The beauty of a mosaic mural was only enhanced by the inherent understanding of the painstaking effort behind its creation. That is, until Artaic came along.

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