2019 Best of Design Award for Young Architects: bld.us

Location: Washington D.C.

bld.us was founded by Jack Becker and Andrew Linn to make healthy buildings in the mid-Atlantic region that pay tribute to their context and gain integrity as they age. Based in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., bld.us looks for opportunities in economies of scale, of scope, of density, of means, and of materials. As in Grass House, above (and profiled on AN Interior), the firm integrates traditional construction methods with new technologies and organic materials ideally suited to the region—like wood, bark, cork, wool, mycelium, willow, hemp, and bamboo—to create an architecture of accommodation.

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