The Architect’s Newspaper (AN)’s inaugural 2013 Best of Design Awards featured six categories. Since then, it’s grown to 26 exciting categoriesAs in years past, jury members (Erik Verboon, Claire Weisz, Karen Stonely, Christopher Leong, Adrianne Weremchuk, and AN’s Matt Shaw) were picked for their expertise and high regard in the design community. They based their judgments on evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, strength of presentation, and, most importantly, great design. We want to thank everyone for their continued support and eagerness to submit their work to the Best of Design Awards. We are already looking forward to growing next year’s coverage for you.

2016 Best of Design Award for Architectural Representation > Digital: Nine Drawings, Seven Models

Architect: Nemestudio
Location: (Conceptual)

Preparing for an installation titled Nine Drawings, Seven Models, NEMESTUDIO chose to present much of their recent work in one imaginary landscape, recalling the tradition of capriccio painting, in which architectural ruins are collected into an imagined place where they can be seen all together.

Breaking BIM. (Courtesy Seth McDowell/mcdowellespinosa)

Breaking BIM. (Courtesy Seth McDowell/mcdowellespinosa)

Honorable Mention, Architectural Representation > Digital: Breaking BIM

Architect: mcdowellespinosa
Location: (Conceptual)

Breaking BIM. (Courtesy Seth McDowell/mcdowellespinosa)

Breaking BIM. (Courtesy Seth McDowell/mcdowellespinosa)

Breaking BIM explores a perceived shift from representation to visualization by probing whether architects can benefit from real time model feedback available
from Building Information Models to further experimental design and new visualization objectives.

Pacific Aquarium. (Courtesy DESIGN EARTH)

Pacific Aquarium. (Courtesy DESIGN EARTH)

Honorable Mention, Architectural Representation > Digital: Pacific Aquarium

Architect: DESIGN EARTH
Location: Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone, Pacific Ocean

Pacific Aquarium. (Courtesy DESIGN EARTH)

Pacific Aquarium. (Courtesy DESIGN EARTH)

As part of a forthcoming publication to help us understand environmental crises, Pacific Aquarium appropriates the aquarium to highlight the alarming distance between our self-focus and Earth consciousness. Each of the nine drawings presents a section of the ocean that reflects resource exploitation and climate change.

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