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To Live is to Learn
2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Education
The University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (DFALD) tapped NADAAA to design a new, 155,000-square-foot center that could incorporate studio spaces, fabrication workshops, classrooms, and offices. The school wanted the new building to also operate as a working sustainability prototype. The facility is connected to the adjacent landmark Knox College building, an existing 19th-century structure that features Gothic spires and edges. Though significantly different in style and detail, the historic building creates the ideal foil for the contemporary, boxlike facility. The folds of the roof aim to capture daylight while the glazing maximizes northern views. A Miesian curtain wall complements the building’s sober yet bold concrete and steel structure.
Best of the West
AIA | LA design awards highlight Southern California’s best design
Design AwardsThis year's design category awards acknowledge a wide array of project types, from an undulating transit station in Seattle by Brooks + Scarpa to a Modernist-inspired winery by Bestor Architecture. The highlighted projects feature simple geometries that come outfitted with performative architectural elements like screen walls and shading devices that not only lend formal interest to each project but also manipulate light in essential and evocative ways. A full list of the design winners is below:
Next LA AwardsAIA|LA's Next LA Awards highlight unbuilt or in-the-works projects that push the envelope in terms of design or programmatic configuration. Synthesis Design + Architecture's Nansha Scholar's Tower in Guangzhou, China, for example, is formally inspired by smooth river rock cultural artifacts known as Gongshi and features a pair of pass-through elevated terraces that cycle air through the mid-rise tower's core. R&A Architecture and Design's Sunset Tower, on the other hand, proposes to use extended, undulating floor plates to create variable balcony and terrace spaces for a speculative development in West Hollywood. A full list of the Next LA winners:
COTE LA AwardsThe Committee on the Environment (COTE) LA awards focus on performance and sustainability. Gensler's CSUN Sustainability Center at the California State University, Northridge, campus in the San Fernando Valley utilizes recycled materials and furniture, makes efficient use of passive lighting, and features solar-powered electricity and hot water. The Arizona State University Biodesign Institute C complex by ZGF Architects, an Honor award winner, delivers energy savings of over 44 percent when compared to existing campus laboratories. The full list of COTE LA winners:
From Chicago’s Navy Pier to Iceland’s minimalist beauty: What top architects were posting to Instagram this week
Lorcan O'Herlihy posted this vibrant time lapse of the firm's collaboration with artist Diana Thater; the installation is part of the Artists of Color exhibit at the The Underground Museum in Los Angeles.
Daniel Libeskind shared this photo of the under-construction Modern Art Center in Vilnius; get a peek at what the approximately 33,000-square-foot museum will look like at Libeskind's website.
Studio Gang Architects revealed its plan to reconnect Memphis, Tennessee with the city's riverfront—get the full story here on AN!
John Pawson is in Iceland and is clearly enjoying its minimalist beauty, as evidenced by several photos that have appeared on his feed recently.
Today we revealed our #MemphisRiverfrontConcept—a design concept that envisions how Memphis’ riverfront can become a collective network that ties together people, the city, and the Mississippi River for collective benefit. @studiogang looked at six miles of the riverfront, stretching from Greenbelt Park to MLK Park. . "The concept offers a series of actionable ideas meant to help the Riverfront achieve its potential as a shared, connected civic space for all Memphians to enjoy,” said Gia Biagi, @studiogang principal of urbanism and civic impact. . @mayorjimstrickland #MayorsRiverfrontTaskForce #HydeFamilyFoundation @thekresgefoundation #StudioGang #archdaily #memphisriverfront
Last but not least—OMA/AMO took a dive into its archives, posting these images of special resin molds the firm developed for Prada.
Material development process from the #archives - for the #Prada stores #OMAAMO developed a material referred to as "sponge". One of the test studies consisted of casting resin in the mold filled with silicon-covered, water filled balloons. #resinmold #resincasting #materiality #materialstudies #retaildesign